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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Top Conferences To Attend Before 2017 is Over

A list of six conferences, purpose driven professionals should consider attending before the end of the year. Learning and professional development is something we very much believe in at Bmeaningful. Whether you are in school or not, we think it’s important to always be learning.  Don’t let your professional development budget …

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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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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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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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Corporate Social Responsibility Jobs

What does Corporate Social Responsibility mean in today’s workplace?  Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an overarching term that companies use to describe a variety of activities related to its social or environmental efforts. CSR is also commonly referred to as Sustainability, Corporate Impact, Corporate Citizenship or just Corporate Responsibility. To some companies, …

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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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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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Best CSR and Social Good Conferences Left in 2016

Conference Season is coming (and it may already be here). Here’s our list of the best CSR and Social Good conferences for the rest of 2016- including social finance and nonprofit events. Use up your professional development budgets on one of these events and don’t forget to share the list with your boss and …

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Where To Study CSR in Ontario – 2016 Update

With September on the horizon its a time when many are getting ready to return to the classroom. For those interested in social impact, going back to school can mean taking targeted studies in CSR. Most if not all Universities will offer some courses in CSR, others go further and have …

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The Essential Reading List for Social Purpose Professionals: 7 Leaders to Follow.

It’s no surprise that I’ve always been inspired by the social purpose movement, after all I’m one of the co-founders of Bmeaningful. While I was working as a marketing manager at a nonprofit, it was important for me to stay up to date with the latest news and trends in the sector. Through …

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Two things you can do everyday to drastically improve your chances of getting promoted.

Do you have a passion for social good but feel that you need to be in a higher position to be a change maker? Have you been in the same job for a while and are feeling frustrated that you can’t seem to move up? Or maybe you’ve been day dreaming …

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The most important work meeting? A High Level Meeting with yourself.

When asked about the secret to his success Albert Einstein was quoted as saying: “Although I have a regular work schedule, I take time to go for long walks on the beach so that I can listen to what is going on inside my head. If my work isn’t going …

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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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The Recruitment Revolution – Why Promoting Culture Matters

The demographic tidal wave we’ve been waiting for has arrived. Millennials now outnumber Boomers in the workplace. That means a company’s next hire is likely a Millennial, and HR is taking notice. There’s a growing focus within recruitment to learn what it takes to grab the attention of a generation …

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