How to overcome the fear of career switching

Ways that can help you take the first step towards a career you won’t want a vacation from.

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5 social impact careers you may not have known existed

All the information you need about social impact careers and CSR jobs.

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Get past the bot: How to get your resume past the ATS system

5 tips how to get your resume past the ATS system and into the hands of the recruiter.

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How to network your way to a job as a newcomer

Practical tips and advice for joining the impact sector as a newcomer to the country.

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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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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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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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cover letters

I’ve been a career coach, hiring manager and in-house recruiter, and these are the cover letters that stand out.

Having been a career coach, a hiring manager and an in-house recruiter, I’m often asked for advice on whether to invest the time and effort in writing a cover letter when applying to a job. Does anyone even read them? The answer, of course, is: it depends. For most people, …

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How to get a CSR Manager job: 3 Corporate Social Responsibility Managers share their career path.

If you’ve ever wondered how CSR Managers got their jobs, we can tell you there’s not always a straight path. We’ve said it before- and we’ll say it again- career paths in the impact economy are not linear which means there’s no single path to success. Rather than look at the jobs they’ve …

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11 Tips for a Career in Social Impact

Top 11 Tips for a Career in Social Impact Career paths in the social economy are not linear anymore so there’s no pre-defined path for success. Zig zagging paths create opportunities for some and challenges for others to find and get a job with social impact. Since social innovators are always thinking about doing things not …

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How I found my first job in corporate social responsibility after graduation 

Our mission here at Bmeaningful is to help you find and get a job with impact. So, there’s nothing we love more than hearing about it when you do (and even more when Bmeaningful helps)! We heard from Anureet Kaur, who graduated from the University of Toronto’s Masters of Sustainability Management Program. …

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You could be looking for your new impact job all wrong.

When you’re looking for a new job do you search your skill set and see what comes up? Or maybe you scroll through open listings and see what job titles appeal to you? Likely, it’s some sort of combination of the two because that’s how most job sites work. Companies are …

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37 Search Term Ideas for Jobs with Impact

Perhaps now more than ever, it’s critical that we stay committed to using our skills for good (and maybe even encouraging others to join us). Some may feel the system is broken, our problems too large or maybe just that it feels pointless. But as Leonard Cohen poetically said “there’s a crack in …

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Stop waiting for the right time and do this instead.

When you’re in school there’s a time for everything. There’s class time, homework time, break time, lunch time. Beyond your day being scheduled, there’s a time to apply for university/graduate school, grants etc. For many of us over-educated professionals, we are used to being in school and being told when …

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3 Ways To Be A Standout Job Candidate

Standing out as a job applicant in the impact sector gets harder and harder as the sector grows in popularity. Today, standing out means going above and beyond the obvious requirements of having a carefully crafted cover letter, well-written emails and prompt replies. You’re competing with hundreds of other top quality …

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How do you add impact to your day job? Skills-based volunteering.

Skills-based volunteering is quickly becoming a favored way for professionals to use their skills for good and generate positive impact. No longer does the daily grind need to feel so grinding. Participating in skills-based volunteering is a great way to feel good while doing good. Not only that, but it also offers an …

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Top 5 Jobs For The Sustainability Professional

If last week’s Earth Day got you in the mood to take your professional skills in a more sustainable direction, you’re not alone. Fortunately, gone are the days when you needed an environmental science degree for a job that helps the planet. Sustainable oriented careers can range from consulting to …

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Top 5 Quotes for Finding Meaningful Work

Are you looking for meaningful work but wondering where to start? The impact professionals we’ve interviewed have been there, and they’ve come out the other side with a job, a purpose, and a paycheque. Wondering how they did it? We’ve compiled the top 5 quotes from our interviews on advice …

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5 CSR Departments You Didn’t Know Existed and How to Apply

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) isn’t a nice to have anymore, it’s now an expectation that organizations consider their place in the world. The role of business is quite different than it was even a decade ago. A quick search of most corporate websites will now turn up a CSR page. …

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