MyCareer@PND

PND is pleased to offer articles of interest to jobseekers and prospective employers. To submit an article for consideration, e-mail Mitch Nauffts at mfn@foundationcenter.org.

Advancing Your Nonprofit Career Through Continuing Education

Commongood Careers  |  September 6, 2007

Graduate degrees and professional certifications can provide nonprofit jobseekers with a leg up in their careers; in some cases, a degree or certification in a specific field may even be required for certain positions. Even if not required, post-bachelor's education provides the opportunity to establish professional contacts, experience an internship, and increase knowledge about a specialized function or field within the nonprofit sector....

Finding Your Niche in the Social Sector

Commongood Careers  |  July 25, 2007

At graduation time, clichés abound. Commencement speakers encourage hope-filled graduates to "do what you love and the money will follow" and to "follow your passion." As tired as these phrases may be, there is a simple wisdom behind them: Many people find that the most rewarding careers are those rich in personal meaning, connection, and conviction. If you're one of those people, then a career in the social sector is a great option....

Nonprofit Salaries: What Should I Earn?

Commongood Careers  |  May 30, 2007

A common myth about nonprofit organizations is that salaries are low and can't compete with the corporate world. But depending on your expectations, nonprofit salaries may be more competitive than you think....

Ten Resume Tips for Nonprofit Jobseekers

Commongood Careers  |  May 2, 2007

The resume is a key part of any job application, and applying for a nonprofit job is no different. The question is, how is writing a resume for a nonprofit job different from writing one for a corporate position and how can you create a resume that effectively markets yourself to a nonprofit audience? This article will provide tips and advice about how to tailor your resume to nonprofit organizations....

How to Market Yourself to Nonprofits

Commongood Careers  |  April 11, 2007

What makes one jobseeker more appealing than another in the eyes of a nonprofit employer? While skills and background certainly play an important role, many hiring managers place just as much emphasis on the fit between an individual's personality and the organization's culture, especially when it comes to gauging a candidate's commitment to the organization's mission. Being able to identify and highlight these qualities in a meaningful and professional manner can give you a competitive edge in the hiring process....

It's Who You Know: Networking for Jobseekers

Commongood Careers  |  March 6, 2007

Studies have shown that networking can be twelve times more effective in finding a job than answering job advertisements. This is particularly true in the nonprofit sector. This article will show you some simple yet effective ways to build a robust, targeted, personal network, and then leverage that network in your job search....