"We'd like to interview with you," is music to every job seeker's ears. Landing the interview is definitely a major step forward in a job search. Now, how to make the most of it? Here are a few tips to help prepare for the conversation:
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 10:58
Frank S. Washington, NNPA Columnist
PETOSK, Mich, – It has been a long time, more than a decade, since you could put Acura and fun to drive in the same sentence. But the Japanese automaker unleashed its engineers and let them create a car that is indeed a watershed.
Member of a Board of Directors. It's on my bucket list. I have served on Boards for non-profits in the past and appreciate having had that opportunity. But not being on a Board now, well, I'm getting itchy. I want to return to the table. I want to confer with other experienced, intelligent and witty professionals. I want to participate on committees and reach consensus on critical issues. I want to make motions that influence an organization and the people it serves.
FUNdraising Good Times: Hidden fundraising challenges – Part one
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 15:46
Mel and Pearl Shaw
You can't see what you can't see. There may be some challenges facing your nonprofit that you're not be aware of. They are insidious and sometimes deadly. Taking a close look at "what's really going on" may refocus your energy and resources, and rescue your fundraising.
FUNdraising Good Times: Two quotes to inform your leadership
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:24
Mel and Pearl Shaw
This week we heard two expressions we are compelled to share with you, our readers. They are "The Fooling Yourself Theory" and "Don't mistake my kindness for weakness." Both can be applied to fundraising throughout the year, and especially in the last quarter. They were shared by women from different parts of the country both of whom are very experienced with fundraising, board service, and nonprofit management. One is a nonprofit executive, the other heads a private business. Here are the details.
Boomerang: Job search tips for boomers who want to keep working
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:19
Suzan asks, "As a member of the older set of job seekers, I'm striving to look younger but the more important positions I have held were back in the 90's. Is it important to list that experience or should I just cut back to my last 4 jobs?"