Category: personal development

Two big changes in online job boards and what they mean for job seekers

Because of my work, I’m constantly looking at changes in how we define our careers and search for opportunities. While many experts encourage seekers to stay away from job boards, I’ve noticed two interesting trends when it comes to job boards that might make them incredibly useful to job seekers: They have gone beyond size … Read More »

3 things you need to stop doing if you want a fulfilling nonprofit career

  When it comes to finding a nonprofit job, we focus a lot on the professional side of things: what we enjoy doing, what causes we are passionate about, and what kind of work environments we would enjoy. But crafting a successful nonprofit career takes more than that — it also takes a strong understanding … Read More »

Want to love your job? “Dwell in sufficiency”

Last week, I got the Applied Research Center (ARC – the folks who publish colorlines.com) enewsletter. In it, the President of ARC, Rinku Sen, shared a powerful story in response to the all-too-frequent assumptions we face when explaining why work we for social change: you’re a martyr or enjoy suffering. A couple of weeks ago … Read More »

5 ways to handle a disappointing job

When it comes to our careers, we’re told to follow our passion and find work that fulfills us. While I believe that we can find or create careers that allow us to grow while making a difference, sometimes, work can be a disappointment. I’m not talking about a mean boss or undermining teammates. I’m talking … Read More »