job searching

should I work for a tiny organization?

A reader writes: My husband works in the public school system (not a teacher) and is considering a job offer with a one-person nonprofit. He and the CEO will be the only employees aside from volunteers. He’d be working virtually and he hasn’t negotiated the offer yet, but I thought I’d ask you and your […]

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how long should it take to hear back after you apply for a job?

It’s been a while since we tackled this! A reader writes: What’s an average time you should expect to wait to hear if you will get an interview after you submit an online job application? I’ve read your prior posts that prospective employers usually know right away if they want to interview you. But how […]

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how to get hired for a nonprofit job

Want to get paid to help make the world a better place? Working at a nonprofit organization might be for you. But if you don’t already have nonprofit experience in your background, there are some things you need to know about how to get hired. Know you’ll need to be committed to the organization’s mission. […]

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here’s the right way to submit your resume online

Applying for jobs online isn’t always straightforward — often far from it. Online application systems can be confusing or unwieldy or enraging. At U.S. News & World Report today, I answer the most common questions I receive about applying for jobs online. You can read it here.

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my interview on Marketplace about how to job search

I was on public radio’s Marketplace Weekend this weekend, talking about job searching, including: how job searching has changed in recent years computerized resume screening (it’s not what you think!) your parents’ advice to pound the pavement and show gumption if there’s anywhere where walking in to apply in person still works how to answer […]

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