How Active Listening Can Boost Your Career (and How to Do It Right)

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People often assume it’s what they say that matters most in job interviews or in conversations with supervisors or coworkers. After all, you can’t prove yourself and what you’re capable of without first telling the people around you what you …

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Tips for Crafting a Post-Interview Thank-You Note

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One of the most important pieces of interview advice is to remember your manners—and by that I mean, write thank-you notes. Sending your interviewer a quick thank-you note is an easy way to make a great impression and show your …

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How to Get Involved with Virtual Volunteering

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Want to make a difference from the comfort of your own couch? Whether you’re passionate about environmental conservation, reproductive rights, or alleviating worldwide hunger, there’s probably a virtual volunteer opportunity out there for you.

Many of us are a year …

By Samantha Fredrickson - Idealist Careers
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Maintaining Productivity Using Mental & Physical Health Tips During COVID-19

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Maintaining mental and physical health during the pandemic is a challenge. And there’s no uncertainty that both of these drastically impact your motivation. Both at home and at work. While physical activity hasn’t officially scientifically been connected to motivation, we …

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Interviewing While Non-Binary | Tips for Job Hunting with Confidence

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Interviewing for a job can be scary. Despite the preparation you’ve put in and the research you’ve done on the organization, when you walk (or Zoom) into the interview room, many unknowns still remain.

You don’t know how you’ll connect …

By Joeli Katz - Idealist Careers
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Bringing the Office Home | Design Tips for Successful Remote Work

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According to a March 2020 survey by Nonprofit HR, 69% of nonprofits are contemplating remote work as a longer-term option beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. But for many of us, it has become increasingly clear that our current …

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10 Remote Job Interview Questions You’ve Got to Be Ready to Answer

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Ask anyone who’s transitioned from working in an office to working from home and they’ll tell you: It’s not the same. While working from home comes with some undeniable luxuries (like no commute and the ability to work in your …

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Do You Need to Use Social Media to Find a Job?

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Not everyone’s on Facebook—or Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other social networking sites that seem to be where all the action happens online. Even in this connected age, there are lots of valid reasons to stay off social media, ranging from …

By Amy Bergen - Idealist Careers
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6 Ways to Get to Know New Staff When You Can’t Meet in Person

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Most of us are used to onboarding new staff or interns in person, whether it’s through a potluck, donuts, a field trip through the office, or some other tradition. But how do you create relationships without the in-between-moments in your …

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How to Nurture Diversity & Inclusion at the Team Level

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The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has led more of us to question how we can break down the racial barriers that prevent us from including and engaging with diversity. This is a big question and there is no single …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
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