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12. To sample a new career *** Have you been thinking about making a career transition? Because of the recession that began in 2008, I have been receiving more and more calls from people like you who are re-evaluating their life’s goals. I find people really want a job with a purpose or, as Tim Sanders writes in his book Saving the World at Work, “a purpose with a paycheck.” One of the best ways to test the waters, to see if a career in nonprofits is the right match for you, is to volunteer in your new field […]
6. To strengthen existing friendships *** “Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.” -Anonymous When you help with a fundraiser, the first resource you are likely to tap is your personal network, and that is usually your friends and family. I now live in Boston area, but I still have some close friends in New York City. We don’t get to see enough of each other, but we know that once a year we will get together at the Parkinson’s Unity Walk. My friend Marc Steir and his growing family have become even […]
3# To help move yourself forward after a mistake *** Being human means we will all make mistakes. The question is, how will you learn from your past mistakes and move forward quickly in a positive direction after you make one? When I started my first company Jobs In Nonprofits, I had the dream of being President of a large staffing firm. After a false start with the business, I realized I preferred leading workshops and trainings to managing a staff. I changed the business focus from staffing to speaking and trainings. I was well positioned to find my […]
Career Tip #13 – Confidence booster *** To build your confidence, get engaged in (or lead) a pro-bono project in a type of work that you have done before. If you have had experience with preparing tax returns for others, you might offer to teach a tax prep course at one of the local workforce development offices. If you are skilled in events management, then help manage an event for your favorite nonprofit. I have interviewed thousands of individuals, so I do volunteer work in helping others with their interview skills. Confidence increases as we practice what we are […]