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For organizations to hire and retain valuable employees who are cheerleaders for the organization even after they’ve moved on, it’s critical for organizations to understand what makes people join the organization and why they leave. A thoughtful exit interview process can help organizations learn their successes and shortcomings and can go a long way in creating stronger professional relationships.  An exit interview...
Impact Opportunity had the chance to speak with Kristin Brennan, Executive Director, Career Exploration and Development at Bowdoin College, to get her advice on conducting successful informational interviews when exploring a career or job change. She also provided the following questions you might ask during an informational interview or networking opportunity.   Start with a softball, something easy and enjoyable for them...
Impact Opportunity had the chance to speak with Kristin Brennan, Executive Director, Career Exploration and Development at Bowdoin College, to get her advice on conducting successful informational interviews when exploring a career or job change. What advice would you give someone looking for a job or considering a career change? Kristin Brennan: The first question I would ask is, do you know what you're looking for? It can be...
Despite gaining popularity in the second half of the 20th century, we know cover letters have been around for hundreds of years. According to The Atlantic , legend has it that the Renaissance artist (and lesser-known inventor, architect, and scientist) Leonardo da Vinci created the first CV when he applied for a job from the Duke of Milan.  In the 1930s, the term “cover letter” started to pop up in newspapers, with a...
Social media is pervasive, including in the world of recruiting. Almost everyone has one or more social profiles, and the information shared can offer powerful insights into a candidate’s life outside of their resume.  While HR departments, hiring managers, and recruiters must follow legal guidelines, seeing a candidate’s social footprint is often unavoidable in a digital world. In fact, according to The Manifest 2020...
  By Kathleen Yazbak, Viewcrest Advisors   Checking references is a critical step toward making your final hiring decision and setting up your new leader for success in your mission-driven organization. Most hiring organizations underestimate the helpful information you can obtain from reference checks if you both ask and listen carefully. By speaking with former colleagues, you’ll have insights to add to your...
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...