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    6 Ways You Could Be Kidding Yourself In Your Career

    When it comes to your career, do you lie to yourself? The answer is most likely ‘yes.’ In an article I read by Sam Sommers, a professor of psychology at Tufts University, he explains how and why we like to kid ourselves. He explains: “People do this all the time. We bend the facts to fit our self-image, perpetuating a ...
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    How to Become a NonProfitPeople Star!

    How to Become a NonProfitPeople Star!
    One glance at the NonProfitPeople's Leaderboard and it’s easy to see who's a NonProfitPeople Superstar! So why should you care? Simply put, the more you post, interact and comment, the more stars, industry attention and feedback you receive! Interested? Of course you are! Check out all the community features we have to offer and get a jumpstart on your nonprofit career! ...
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    Sign Up For NonProfitPeople's Weekly Newsletter

    Sign Up For NonProfitPeople's Weekly Newsletter
    Want to hear from us? Every week, NonProfitPeople sends out a newsletter giving our members a roundup of the best and most popular nonprofit career advice and resources on our site. Our newsletter also features new articles and resources you might have never known were there! Make sure you're receiving our newsletter by following these steps... To receive the newsletter: 1) ...
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    8 Secrets of “Lucky” Job-Seekers

    Still looking for the four-leafed clover that will get you the job you’ve always wanted? If Lady Luck hasn’t been on your side lately, maybe it’s time to try a new approach. Contrary to popular belief, good luck doesn’t solely have to do with fate and the mysterious unfolding of the universe — according to several psychology study results, luck ...
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    How Long Will My Job Search Take?

    As I work with new clients who have not launched a job search in a long time, I hear this question over and over again - "how long do you think my job search will take?" I wish I had a crystal ball (smile) that would help give me the right answer to that question - the reality is that ...
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    5 Ways to Stay in Touch

    5 Ways to Stay in Touch
    Reaching out, touching base, grabbing coffee, schmoozing, stalking, tweeting, friending, or even an old-fashioned “let’s do lunch”- the list of networking possibilities is exhausting even to just contemplate. But staying in touch isn’t always in person and it definitely doesn’t have to be hard. Keith Ferrazzi, networker extraordinaire and author of Who’s Got Your Back? posted his “pinging primer“ on his ...
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    3 Ways to Pitch Yourself in 30 Seconds

    3 Ways to Pitch Yourself in 30 Seconds
    People often think of the elevator pitch as something you use when you’re interviewing for a new job or trying to raise capital for a new venture. The elevator pitch, however, is no less important once you’ve got the job as it is when you’re looking. In fact, your personal 30-second spiel about who you are, how you’re different, and why ...
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    How to Sail through Your Tough Performance Review

    How to Sail through Your Tough Performance Review
    While the merits and validity of a year-end review are often the subject of great debate, the fact that many firms use them as a tool for compensation and promotion is not. Your managers will spend much time (hopefully) preparing to deliver your review in a thoughtful and constructive manner.  You should spend as much time, if not more, preparing yourself ...
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    Partner and Link with Us!

    Partner and Link with Us!
    Have your own website? Have a MySpace account? Here's a great way to spread the word about NonProfitPeople. Just copy and paste the code from the text box below the image of your choice into the HTML body of your page. NonProfitPeople is now offering all related websites the opportunity for partnership and link swapping! Email: info@nonprofitpeople.monster.com for more information. If ...
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    How Social Media is Muddying the Waters for Job Seekers

    How Social Media is Muddying the Waters for Job Seekers
    Invited to an interview, you step into the room and unload that heavy photo album you’ve been clinging to onto the conference table. In addition to a resume and brag book, you have pictures on your iPhone of your dogs and the neighbor’s cat stalking the birds enjoying your new bird feeder. The interview progresses by you opening and flipping through ...
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    An Introduction to Myers-Briggs

    An Introduction to Myers-Briggs
    If you’ve ever taken an MBTI assessment you will know the answer to that. If you haven’t, the answer may surprise you! What is MBTI? MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) is a personality assessment tool and was developed by a mother and daughter team, Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother, Katherine Cook Briggs. Katherine was very interested in the theories of Carl ...
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    A former grade-school teacher reflects on his Teach for America days

    The years since I taught fourth grade in the Mississippi Delta have taken me far from the uncertain future of those children born on the wrong side of the tracks. And yet, I can still feel the texture of those humid Delta mornings, hear the rhythm of the voices of black children echoing down the halls. I still remember the ...
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    Four Tips for Volunteering at Your Local School

    One thing almost every school has in common these days is figuring out how to provide a quality education despite budget cuts. The days of GOOD currently produces a website, videos, live events, and a print magazine. Launched in September 2006, the company has garnered praise for its unique editorial perspective and fresh visual aesthetic and is quickly positioning itself ...
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    7 Steps to Becoming a Community Organizer

    Say you want to build a community garden. You’ve found the perfect space–but in order for you to plant, it needs to get re-zoned. It’s time to become a Community Organizer. Matthew Noah Smith, a community organizer turned Yale Philosophy professor who keeps skin in the game by teaching the Si Si Puede Become a Community Organizer course at TradeSchool, ...
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    Take a Break From Your Job Search

    6 Ways to Maintain Your Sanity While Looking for Work They say looking for a job is a full-time job in itself, but that’s only partially true. Full-time jobs come with things like regular paychecks, benefits and a sense of pride and accomplishment. Compare that to the frustrating, tedious and mostly unrewarding task of finding a job, and it’s no wonder ...
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    The 10 Worst Job-Search Tips Ever

    The 10 Worst Job-Search Tips Ever
    Nearly every day, someone sends me a bit of astounding job-search advice from a blog or a newsletter. Some of this advice seems to come directly from the planet X-19, and some of it seems to have been made up on the spot. Here are 10 of my favorite pieces of atrocious job-search advice, for you to read and ignore at ...
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    How to Use Social Networking Sites to Market Yourself

    How to Use Social Networking Sites to Market Yourself
    Do you need more exposure for your business? Do you want ways to connect quickly with many people? Then social networking is for you! Many entrepreneurs, like myself, are on social network sites like NonProfitPeople.com. The opportunity to expose our business is there, but do we understand how to use it to grow? Web 2.0 has greatly changed the face of ...
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    Twitter Your Way to a New Job

    Twitter Your Way to a New Job
    Originally published on GradSpot.com You might be surprised, but I feel strongly that Twitter can lead you to the next chapter of your career. Here's why: You can use Twitter to connect with people who share your interests and career goals. Check out search.twitter.com to search for people who are "Tweeting" about things that you care about and then "follow" them ...
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    Resume Critique Checklist

    Resume Critique Checklist
    Resumes normally get less than a 15-second glance at the first screening. If someone has asked you to review his resume and you want to help him ensure it gets read - or want to know if your own is up to par - be sure you can answer yes to the following questions: h2. First Impression Does the resume look ...
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    15 Toughest Interview Questions (and Answers!)

    1. Why do you want to work in this industry? Bad answer: “I love to shop. Even as a kid, I spent hours flipping through catalogues.” Don’t just say you like it. Anyone can do that. Focus instead on your history with that particular industry, and if you can, tell a success story. Good answer: “I've always loved shopping, but my ...
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