YOU DO YOU
Required reading for nonprofit job seekers
Curious about nonprofit careers? If you’re thinking about working for one or just started working for one, then get ahead of the game by understanding these things most other people misunderstand about nonprofit work.
Perception: The nonprofit’s focus area doesn’t matter if I have the right skills.
Reality: A University of Washington Career and Internship Center article says that many nonprofit applicants, before they’ve even submitted resumes, have already immersed themselves in their target nonprofit’s mission by volunteering, networking, reading, and all that good stuff.
Perception: I will feel the altruistic rewards of my nonprofit job every day.
Reality: Like all jobs, nonprofit jobs can sometimes suck, no matter how noble a cause they support. One blogger cites paperwork, red tape, and salary cuts as just a few potential sours nonprofit employees have to take along with the sweets.
Perception: I’ll have to leave my nonprofit job to move up the career ladder.
Reality: According to the job board Idealist, nonprofit jobs provide plenty of leadership opportunities, especially for early-career employees.
Perception: I’ll learn so much from people with different viewpoints.
Reality: Foundation List says, “In the nonprofit sector we are very diverse in ethnicity, but not always diverse in beliefs within each organization. This can be limiting in some ways.”
This isn’t to say that you can’t benefit from diverse perspectives. This quote simply reminds job seekers that a variety of perspectives don’t necessarily come part and parcel with nonprofit jobs.
TOGETHER WITH DR. NOOR ALI
Finding the right insurance plan is hard — but it doesn’t have to be.
If you can relate to any of the quotes above, talk to Dr. Noor, health insurance expert, for a free consultation.
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GET MORE SH*T DONE
Consider adopting a shorthand system
Develop strong shorthand writing skills to spend less time taking and absorbing your notes and get more sh*t done.
Does spending time learning a shorthand system REALLY make sense when all you want to do is save time and get more done?
In a word, yes.
University of the People provides some numbers to underscore this point.
- Handwriting speed: Around 20-30 words per minute
- Shorthand writing speed: Around 200 words per minute
Shorthand system: Gregg
Philosophy: Capture phonetic sounds instead of wasting time writing full words.
Shorthand system: Teeline
Philosophy: Capture words using a modified, but still familiar, version of the English alphabet.
Shorthand system: Handywrite
Philosophy: Use a sound-based system of strokes instead of complicated letters and words.
Learn how to use it with help from…Alysion’s text-based introduction and free lessons.
Shorthand system: Pitman
Philosophy: Use language-sound classifications and memorable abbreviations for speed and efficiency.
Learn how to use it with help from…the Pitman Shorthand Instructor & Key paperback manual
TOGETHER WITH MONDAY.COM
We Love a Good Template
We’ve compared monday.com to the Swiss army knife of project management softwares — and they’ve taken it up a notch by launching industry specific templates.
Here are some of our fave templates that you can use today (for free):
For HR & Recruiting:
- HR Requests
- Employee Engagement Survey
- Employee Recruitment & Onboarding
- Job App Form
- Cross Company Event Planning
Stress less in 60 seconds
Feeling stressed? Follow this self-questioning process to untie the knots in your stomach.
Is the situation within your control? (Choose answer A or B below.)
Answer A: Nah. I wish, but if I’m being honest, not at all.
Accept that, since the situation is out of your control, the only thing you can do is change your reaction to it. Use emotion-focused coping to alter how you feel. Techniques include:
- Positive reframing
- Social support
Use problem-focused coping to alter the situation.
- Accept your ability to create change.
- Stop worrying and commit to acting.
- Pinpoint the aspects of the situation you have the power to alter, make a plan, and take action immediately.
October 17, 2022 is Boss’s Day
Here are some gift ideas to celebrate your fearless leader. Find one with a price you’re comfortable spending and that suits your employer/employee relationship and office culture.
Not part of a gift-giving culture? No worries! Just create a calendar reminder to pick up a nice card.
Boss-day gift vibe: Barely there minimalist
Price: 0 – $
The gift: A framed picture of your team with a handwritten note.
Boss-day gift vibe: Modest medium
The gift: An always fits, always practical backpack, like this one from TOPO Designs.
Boss-day gift vibe: Decorously dazzling
Price: $$ – $$$
The gift: A gift card to a drool-worthy local restaurant.
Boss-day gift vibe: Go big or go home
The gift: A massage or other spa treatment any boss needs and wants.
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