Author Archives: Karissa Chabot-Purchase

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

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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20 Video Interview Tips to Help You Dazzle the Hiring Manager and Get the Job

By now, you’re probably familiar with the basics of setting up for a video interview: Find a quiet, clean place to have it, make sure your mic is turned on, and—seriously—put on some pants. But with more and more employers …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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How To Ace Your Video Job Interview During COVID-19

Anyone new to the world of remote work is probably still adjusting to the reality of effective virtual communication while under COVID-19 lockdown. For job seekers, this means confronting the very daunting prospect of video interviews.

While the art of …

By Simona Galant - Springboard
Springboard
Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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Ask Alexis | Can I Leave a Job Off My Resume?

Dear Ask Alexis,

My last job was as a temp for two months. My boss at the job was traveling a lot so he had me report to somebody in HR. From the first day until I was told my services were …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
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The Idealist Careers Guide to Presenting Yourself on Paper | Resumes and Cover Letters

Before you can land a job, you’ve got to get an interview. And to do that, you (almost) always will have to demonstrate your value and experience along with a hint of your personality in your cover letter and resume.

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
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The Idealist Careers Guide to Mastering the Job Interview | How to Present Yourself in Person

Once you’ve gotten an invitation to interview, you can be fairly certain that you have already impressed the potential employer—at least on paper. Here’s what to do to ensure that you make a good impression during your in-person interview:

Plan …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
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The Idealist Careers Guide to Understanding Employee Benefits

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
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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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Ask Alexis | How Should I Behave in a Salary Negotiation?

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
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Interview Q&A | “What’s Your Current Salary?”

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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How Can I Build a Winning Cover Letter for a Student Job?

Milinda from New Mexico State University asks:

“What would be an example of a good cover letter for a student job?”

Thanks for your question, Milinda.  Writing a cover letter for a student job is no different than for a …

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