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Dear Jobseeker: Personality Matters

Dear Jobseeker,

We hate to have to tell you this (we know you have a lot on your plate) but it’s something you should know: it’s not enough to be qualified for that position. 

By the time you get to the final round of interviews,... Read More

What is driving you to change jobs or to leave the social sector?

Do you feel empowered to make decisions in your job? Do you have opportunities to advance your career? Take our survey and let us know.

We all know that bright, committed and creative people join and work in social sector because they... Read More

Innovation@Work: A Strong Culture Enhances Recruitment and Retention

Most nonprofits know that organizational culture can be a powerful recruiting and retention tool. When an organization infuses its culture in its greatest asset—- its employees – the result can be a deeply engaged, hard working staff.

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“Wait…don’t leave me!” What you should do now to minimize staff turnover

The ball dropped, the year changed, and the hiring started—at least that was what happened at Commongood Careers as 2010 rushed in.  Social entrepreneurs that had temporarily slowed their growth efforts rushed back in to high gear,... Read More

Innovation@Work: A Small Bonus Makes a Big Difference

When a nonprofit organization is going through a major transition, staff bonuses may be the last thing on the to-do list. Yet, that’s exactly what Experience Corps offered its employees during a time of organizational change.

In January... Read More

Ten New Year’s Resolutions for Job Seekers

The New Year is a great opportunity to revitalize a job search. To help you do so, we’ve compiled ten resolutions that are easy to keep, and will position you for success.

1. Create a job search strategy. Take some time to evaluate... Read More

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