10 Step Guide to Finding a Nonprofit Job!
Saunders M. /NonProfitPeople
Brush Up Your Resume
A resume is a great addition to your job search but it is only part of the package. But in order to make it to the next round in the application, make sure your resume is in good shape. Here are some tips to remember:
• Talk with others who are job searching in the field too. They may have some insight to offer you on organizations you have in mind and could answer specific questions about a position too.
•Alter your resume to include key words that pertain to the job and the organization. Show that you have done your research and understand what they are looking for in a candidate.
10 Steps to Start Your Nonprofit Career!
•Do not fill up your resume with information that is not relevant to the position. You may have had a really great experience in your past, but if you cannot relay it to the job description when asked to do so, it is probably not a good idea to include it. Add experiences that show you can do the work and how you are a good fit for the organization.
•It is always helpful to quantify your impact or achievements where possible. Did you increase revenue by a certain percent or increase retention rates? Be sure to include these numbers to help show the value you could bring to your new position.
•PROOFREAD. Nonprofits most likely do not have the resources to spend time on recruiting and are often interviewing candidates while juggling their other responsibilities. Therefore they do not spend much time reading resumes and any small mistake could toss your resume out of the pile. Be sure to have extra eyes look over for mistakes you may have missed.
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