Thursday, November 4, 2010

Turning Your Volunteer Experience into a Nonprofit Career

I had the chance last week to lunch with a new friend interested in pursuing a career in the nonprofit sector. We discussed strategies for organizing her resume/experience with a combination of professional and volunteer experience tailoring it to her desired role. (functional vs. chronological resume) I also had the opportunity to discuss the pros and cons of moving from the corporate world to the nonprofit sector.


Ever considered the move? I highly recommend the book Change Your Career: Transitioning to the Nonprofit Sector by Laura Gassner Otting. I was introduced to Laura when asked to serve as a case study for the book, and I think her final product is fantastic. It's a must read for those contemplating the move.

You can find the book here: http://www.amazon.com/Change-Your-Career-Transitioning-Nonprofit/dp/1419593412

Laura's website: http://www.nonprofitprofessionals.com/about_us.htm

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