The Nonprofit Job Fair returns to Parkway Central Library on October 23 and the Business Resource and Innovation Center staff have the resources to help you make a great first impression! After brushing up on our all-purpose job fair tips, use these tools to learn what makes job seeking in the nonprofit and social impact sectors unique.
If you are a first-time job seeker, or if you are considering switching from the private to nonprofit sector, check out the Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers. This comprehensive text offers great information on what embarking on a career in nonprofits really means, so that you can determine if working for a nonprofit is really a good fit for you. The Guide also offers no-nonsense advice on the realities of the nonprofit job market, the importance of networking, and recommendations for how to best approach the interview process.
Grantspace’s Knowledge Base is a great source for finding quick and reliable information on all aspects of nonprofit work—including employment. This site offers recommendations on how to adjust your resume for a nonprofit job listing and how to locate salary information to help you intelligently negotiate. Plus, they have great articles to help you brush up on common nonprofit job skills like fundraising and proposal writing!
Looking to impress the hiring manager with your knowledge on trends in the nonprofit field? Visit Issue Lab to gain subject expertise with access to the latest free research from social sector organizations around the world. You can also browse the Chronicles of Philanthropy and other periodicals in the Regional Foundation Center for the latest trends and information on the nonprofit sector.
When it comes to nailing the interview, researching the hiring organization is key. Visit the Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library for free onsite access to Foundation Directory Online and Guidestar Premium to help you gain the most comprehensive and up to date information on recent grants, financial information, and organizational movement.