Navigating Your First Year After College

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The decisions you make, big and small, in your first year after college will help set you up for future success. If you are still feeling uncertain, know that you’re not alone. Here are three pieces of advice to help …

By Kristi Coleman
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How to Know if a Job is the Right Fit—Before Accepting the Offer

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It’s your first day at a new job, and it’s nothing like you expected. Maybe you write it off as first-day jitters. But as time goes by you realize that you’re just not clicking with the organization’s culture.

Perhaps you’re …

By Lakshmi Hutchinson - Idealist Careers
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Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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The Idealist Careers Guide to Understanding Employee Benefits

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Here is a short list of some common benefits currently being offered at many organizations across the sector. Take a read through to understand what each benefit may include as well as what questions to ask (and what you may …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Ask Alexis | How Should I Behave in a Salary Negotiation?

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Dear Ask Alexis,

So, I’m pretty sure I’m going to get the job (wohoo!) but I need some negotiating advice. If I get an offer, how should I behave during salary and benefit negotiations? Help!

Sincerely,

Cautiously Optimistic

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Loving the …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Interview Q&A | “What’s Your Current Salary?”

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If you’ve been on at least a few interviews (or even if you’ve just filled out a few online applications), then you are most likely familiar with this question: “What’s your current salary?”

And, oh, the agonizing over how to …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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