How to Answer Tell Me About Yourself interview question

A 5 step approach how to answer the question “tell me about yourself” and impress your interviewer.

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guide to nonprofit sector

Breaking into nonprofit work: What you need to know before getting into the nonprofit sector

Our guide is designed for people interested in breaking into the nonprofit sector- it’s everything you need to know about nonprofits but haven’t googled yet.

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The Future of Impact Investing.

We asked 10 social finance leaders to predict what is coming up in the world of impact investing, how we can prepare for it and what the opportunities are. Themes include mainstreaming, prioritizing outcomes over outputs and the rise of the Millennial investor.

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Add this to your next conversation. Social impact in the news – week of Sept. 26th

When you’re deciding where to go for lunch… Prime Minister Justin Trudeau encouraged Canadian businesses to embrace globalization and look at the potential $5 Trillion dollar market in China as a way to grow business. Oh and maybe use Alibaba’s e-commerce platform to do so. Trudeau spoke at an event …

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Add this to your next conversation. Social impact in the news – week of Sept. 19th

When you’re filling up your water bottle at work…  Evian achieved carbon net neutrality in Canada and US and just unveiled a bottling facility in France that is 100% powered by renewable energy. Danone, the parent company of Evian, plans to start advertising the carbon neutral efforts in the US next …

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The Rise of the Moral Activist CEO.

Overheard on the internet. “As C.E.O. of Merck and as a matter of personal conscience, I feel a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism,”- Merck CEO resigning from Trump’s Manufacturing Council. What’s the social impact story: Moral activism amongst CEOs is on the rise- blending personal ideals …

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Social impact in the news: the Google diversity memo and what you need to know

“Overheard on the internet” “You belong here, and we need you.” – Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, to girls at coding event at Google, last week.  What’s the social impact story?  Last week a Google engineer was fired for a memo he wrote outlining why Google’s diversity initiatives are problematic- saying that men are biologically more …

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How to ask for an informational interview by email

Informational interviews- whether you are actively looking for a job or just interested in learning more – are an important networking activity for career advancement. Especially in our small, yet growing social impact sector, where connections and relationships matter. While the best type of networking, is about the development of a mutually productive relationship- …

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After interviewing more than 100 impact professionals, the best advice they have share these themes.

Insights from our interviews could changes how you think about your impact career. Opportunities for having a social impact career are on the rise, but as the number of jobs increase and the sector grows, so does the level of competition. The difference between those who succeed and those who don’t lies in their actions. …

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Online courses for corporate social responsibility

Looking to enhance your social impact and corporate social responsibility (CSR) knowledge skill set without leaving the comfort of your own home or desk? Want to show employers that you care about staying up to date and learning? Then you may want to consider signing up for a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) or other online …

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getting the impact job of dreams

The first step to getting the impact job of your dreams

Back to the Future. Not only is it a classic movie, it is a helpful maxim to consider when thinking about your career. Back to the future means thinking about goals for your future self and then working backwards to figure out how to achieve those goals. In other words, planning for the future is …

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CharityVillage and TalentEgg acquire Bmeaningful

Toronto, ON. (May 9, 2017). CharityVillage, the largest and most popular job board in Canada’s nonprofit sector and TalentEgg, Canada’s leading job board and online resource for students and new grads announce Bmeaningful, Canada’s leading social impact career site has joined their family of online companies. Together, the family of …

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Martin Barnard. CEO. Golf Canada Foundation.

Martin Barnard works in the world of sport philanthropy – a place where you can blend your passion for sport, business and giving back. As the leader of a national foundation, Martin reminds us the power of having a vision and the importance of being flexible. As most of us who’ve worked in (or with) …

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3 Questions with TD’s incoming VP, Community Relations and Corporate Citizenship- Andrea Cohen Barrack

There’s a relatively new way of thinking about how to create long term social change. One that builds upon the traditional models of philanthropy and charity to a new paradigm where the private sector is directly involved in addressing social issues. It’s a place where the public, social and private sectors work together to co-create shared …

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CSR Hashtags You Should Be Using

If you’re not already using hashtags, it’s time to start. Hashtags can seem overwhelming at first, but when used properly, they help you find meaningful and relevant content. A hashtag is the hash symbol (#) followed by a keyword, phrase or acronym, and is usually found throughout or at the end of a message …

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When having purpose is not enough: a cautionary tale about leadership in mission driven organizations.

I’ve started listening to podcasts at the gym- recently alternating from Tim Ferris, Fresh Air and Freakonomics. Yesterday I decided to listen to the Freakonomics program because they were featuring a conversation with Miki Agrawal- CEO of Thinx– a social purpose company. I was so inspired by her interview. She shared her story …

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Statistics every social impact professional needs to have

Whether you are building a business case, preparing a presentation for your boss or working on a proposal to a potential partner, it’s important to have the statistics to back up your work. We’ve curated the latest data from research studies and reports to share with you key statistics covering employee …

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Can’t Miss 2017 Conferences for Purpose Driven Professionals

We’re back for another year with our list of can’t miss 2017 conferences. We’re looking forward to another year with many conferences that provide opportunities for professional development, career exploration, and developing new partnerships. So whether you’re in the job market, looking to grow your network or just keeping up to date …

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5 quick career development must-reads to make your 2017 the best one yet

Love them or hate them, new years resolutions do one thing really well, they give us pause to reflect on the year ahead. If it takes the turning of a new year to have us step off the treadmill of life, if only for a moment, and to give thought to what …

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