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Find Your Dream Job: Insider Tips for Finding Work, Advancing your Career, and Loving Your Job

Jun 27, 2016

Many job seekers are interested in a nonprofit career as a vehicle for rewarding, socially-impactful work. But landing a nonprofit job isn’t easy. Competition is fierce – particularly for the most desirable positions. And the nonprofit sector itself is sometimes quite insular, with the the most plum jobs going to well-connected candidates.

Finding a nonprofit job requires a strategic approach, solid networking, and a clear understanding of what you have to offer social impact organizations.

On February 28, 2016 Mac Prichard, founder and publisher of Mac’s List, explored these issues on the Non Profit Hour, a radio program produced by the Portland-based Media Institute for Social Change. Mac discussed the history of Mac’s List, the unique challenges of finding rewarding work, and his own experience as a job seeker.

He also shared some of his favorite work-themed music. (Spoiler alert: Mac loves Dolly Parton!)

In this bonus episode you will learn:

  • Why connection is the key – organizations hire candidates they know trust
  • How to recognize and communicate the value of what you have to offer others
  • Why online job boards are only a small part of the job hunt
  • How hiring is a two way street – for the potential employee and the employer

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Opening and closing music for Find Your Dream Job provided by Freddy Trujillo,