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Navigating Your First Year After College

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
Kristi Coleman Director, Network Partnerships and Career Education Kristi Coleman
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Job Scams

The Career Services Network has noticed a marked increase in students being contacted by fraudulent individuals and employers offering a variety of  “employment” opportunities. Students have reported being contacted via email, LinkedIn, or our Career Management System.

The hallmark of …

By Karin Hanson
Karin Hanson Director, Employer Relations and Communications Karin Hanson
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Bringing the Office Home | Design Tips for Successful Remote Work

Illustration by Marian Blair

According to a March 2020 survey by Nonprofit HR, 69% of nonprofits are contemplating remote work as a longer-term option beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. But for many of us, it has become increasingly clear that our current …

By Lakshmi Hutchinson - 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 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
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 to Ask for Help in Your Job Search During COVID-19 (Email Templates Included!)

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times: When you’re job searching, you should tap into your network for advice and assistance. But the COVID-19 pandemic—and the record unemployment that’s come with it—has turned so many aspects …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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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
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?

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

***

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?”

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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Here’s How to Ask for a Full-Time Position After an Internship (Email Template Included!)

When I was a senior in college, I worked as an editorial intern for The Muse. By the time I graduated eight months later, I had a full-time job lined up here as an associate editor, which led me to …

By The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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