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Get Connected in 2012 with Socializing for Justice FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Get Connected in 2012 with Socializing for Justice Grassroots group building a cross-issue progressive network since 2006 On January 19th from 6-9PM, Socializing for Justice will be hosting it’s largest event of the year, Connecting for Justice, at Lir on Boylston. This open house event draws 120+ progressives of all stripes and is a great way to get connected to SoJust’s cross-issue progressive community. This is a welcoming space where all attendees, diverse by age, race, gender, sexual orientation, newness to Boston, and experience with activism, come together […]
1. Find and develop a mentor relationship. The structure of mentorships varies widely: Mentorships can be formal or informal, of a short, fixed duration or open-ended. Mentorship could simply be a casual arrangement—monthly lunches or a phone call every few months—initiated by an individual in a new position who occasionally seeks out a more experienced colleague’s advice on a particular strategy or project. Can’t find a mentor…hire a career coach to accelerate your next career move? 2. Become like a laser beam and focus your energy on a mission that you are passionate about. An expert as defined by […]
Do you know which group of words is more effective? Hit the link below to learn now! 3 Ineffective Non-Profit Words for Your Resume Group 1 Excellent Motivated Exceptional or Group 2 Secured Increased Collaborated
Use action verbs for a better reaction. Be sure each bullet in your Professional Experience section starts with an action verb or adverb. Research action verbs in the nonprofit or social enterprise industry and use them strategically. Selling through spelling! Proofread your resume at least three times. Have a friend, colleague or career coach review it as well. You sell yourself more effectively when you spell correctly. Prioritize and organize your bullets. Review the top five responsibilities of the job for which you are applying and highlight your achievements accordingly. Move the most important and targeted achievements to the […]
What are some of your guaranteed positive return on investment (ROI) when you strategically volunteer? To find a new job An excellent way to land a job at a nonprofit is to volunteer for the organization. You will get the opportunity to learn about its culture and make sure that you are comfortable with the management style of the nonprofit. Others in your work environment will learn how much you care and can bring to the organization. I know a woman named Megan who loves horses. Megan decided to volunteer at Ironstone Farms where horses are used to help […]
Six Ingredients of A Memorable Cover Letter For a Mission Focused Organization 1. Stories Store themselves in the reader’s mind. A short personal story near the beginning of your cover letter can hook the person reading it, if it is concise and clearly relevant. A story that speaks to why you want be part of the mission and team of the organization will always be more memorable than dry statistics from your past employment. Make a lasting positive memory for your prospective employer and remember that “stories store” themselves in the mind. 2. Research Rewards those who make the […]