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In today’s job market, employers may receive hundreds of applications for a single role, which is why it’s essential to stand out. Resume writers use their talent and experience to help professionals tell their stories, reinvent, restructure, and optimize their resumes. In turn, the updated resume provides a greater chance of making it through the screening processes and ultimately catches the eye of hiring managers. ...
The site launched in March 2021, taking over what had been the job board hosted by The Bridgespan Group BOSTON, MA, UNITED STATES, November 18, 202 --  Impact Opportunity  ( www.ImpactOpportunity.org ), a job board for nonprofit and mission-driven careers and volunteer opportunities has hosted more than 1,000 mission-driven positions since it took over the nonprofit job board that had been run by The Bridgespan Group (...
One of the best ways you can grow and improve as a leader is by reading. To guide your journey to stronger management practices, healthier working relationships, and increased productivity, we've put together a list of 10 reads to help you achieve your personal leadership goals. Leadership and Management Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader's Guide to the Real World by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall. (affiliate...
By Paul Konigstein   If you are feeling burned out in your job, you are not alone. Mid-career burnout is a rite of passage in corporate America. At some point after ten to twenty years in their career, most corporate workers begin to question the relevancy, impact, and beneficiaries of their work and look for a greater psychic return on their sweat equity. They tire of working to make more money for an owner, question the...
The 2021 school year is getting off the ground, and with it are internships. According to a study by SmallBizGenius , 60 percent of students in their graduating class since 2013 have participated in an internship and/or co-op at some point in their educational journey, and for a good reason. Internships have immense value to students, providing real-world experience and mentorship, as well as kick-starting their careers. Organizations of all...
Impact Opportunity had the chance to speak with the founders of The Equity Practice about their work and how managers play a critical role in determining work culture and mitigating bias in the workplace.   What is The Equity Practice? Alli Myatt, Pr incipal and Co-founder, The Equity Practice The Equity Practice focuses on helping people move beyond conversations about race to take actions for racial equity. We...
It’s no secret that over the past year and a half, businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations both across the United States and globally turned to working remotely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As variants circulate and hard-hit communities work to prevent spreading the virus, many employers are making the switch to allow employees to choose where they want to work and when they’ll be in office, if at...
Professional networking, or creating mutually beneficial business relationships, is an essential part of building a successful career. From getting a job offer to establishing partnerships, a person’s network is often the determining factor in business opportunities. According to LinkedIn data , nearly 80% of business professionals consider networking important to career success. In fact, LinkedIn outlined that candidates referred to a...
Several ingredients go into building strong nonprofit organizations. Given the potential of what the right people in senior leadership roles can accomplish, organizations need to invest both the time and resources necessary to attract and assimilate those leaders. When attracting senior leaders, organizations have the option to lead their searches internally (i.e., through personal networks, board, and staff) or to engage professional...
Valerie Threlfall leads Listen4Good , Fund for Shared Insight’s signature capacity building program. As the founding director of Listen4Good, Valerie led the initial design of the offering and now oversees a product and program team that supports more than 550 organizations across the United States. She is also Principal of Ekouté Consulting , which advances the use of feedback to inform strategy and measurement efforts for...
  Impact Opportunity spoke with Valerie Threlfall, Managing Director at Listen4Good , about the organization’s work in supporting nonprofits in their listening and feedback efforts. In the following interview, she shares why listening and feedback are important in the sector, how an organization can get started, and best practices to follow.  Tell us about Listen4Good. Listen4Good is a capacity-building...
Virtual interviews, commonly conducted via video conference or other online communication platforms, are common for screenings and first-round interviews where the candidate and hiring entity are in different locations. This allows the candidate and hiring team to get to know one another while being respectful of the candidate’s time and other commitments, from family to their current work obligations, and without the costs associated...