Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tweaking Your Nonprofit Job Search

As we are involved in more and more searches for nonprofit leaders and review more and more resumes, articles on job hunting are jumping out at me. In the Indianapolis Business Journal this week, Bruce Hetrick shares his wisdom as a "Top Ten List" for both new graduates and experienced job seekers.

Bruce Hetrick's full article.

The second article was in USA Today this week from career columnist Andrea Kay who shares, "If your mom doesn't understand your resume or cover letter, a prospective employer won't either." Don't say "I deliver strategic solutions that support successful achievement of business objectives and goals."

Andrea Kay's full column.

My pet peeves:

- Submit in PDF form. Your fancy Word document looks very different when opened on another computer.
- Don't send your standard business resume. Nonprofits aren't impressed that you worked for a $300 kazillion corporation. Show how you have done what they would need from you by leveraging relationships and with limited resources.

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