5 rookie mistakes that career switchers make

As a career switcher into social impact, your primary goal is to get across why you above everyone else applying are the best person for the job. You may have the right skill set and bring a wealth of experience from a different sector, but still find it challenging to …

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Why you should start thinking about the end of your career now

Three reasons why it’s important to start thinking about the end of your career now.

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A Day in the Life of 3 Corporate Social Responsibility Executives

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) means something different at every company. And as most professionals in the field know, CSR is a term that covers a range of activities. To some businesses, CSR can refer to their sustainability efforts, their investment in community events, their employee volunteerism and or the management of …

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The 5 myths of nonprofit jobs

Non profit jobs are both challenging and rewarding. If you’re like us, you may have some preconceived notions about what it’s like to work in the non profit sector. We spoke with non profit insiders to help set the record straight as we demystify 5 common myths.

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Bmeaningful Social Media Contest Rules- Companies and Causes Conference

OFFICIAL BMEANINGFUL SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST RULES   NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF CANADA, EXCLUDING QUEBEC, WHO ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY. By entering this contest, (the “Contest”) …

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Confessions of a Purple Sheep: 3 Pieces of Career Advice

Finding your dream social impact job takes hard work and persistence. Good career advice is sector, even job specific. Advice for getting a job at Google is very different than good advice for getting a job at the RBC Foundation or the United Way. We’ve gone through our Purple Sheep interviews …

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The Single Biggest Improvement You Can Make To Your Job Description Has Nothing To Do With The Job.

Most job descriptions follow a similar format: job title, position overview, a list of key responsibilities, required skills and qualifications, and a company overview. Not surprisingly, every job description is primarily position centric and the company overview often gets lost or under-emphasized. Not giving the workplace environment its proper due …

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Confessions of a Purple Sheep: How 10 Social Impact Professionals Got Their Jobs

Do you ever wonder how people get their jobs? How important your resume or networking really are? We share the secrets of how Purple Sheep- corporate dreamers who use their skills for good-  got their jobs. What you find out may surprise you (6x over). 

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How to train for your career like an Olympic athlete

From a very young age, Olympic athletes train for competition and have their hopes set on gold. Their training may be intense, but the process to achieving their dreams is not limited to athletes. Here are three ways to start training for your career like an Olympic athlete. Plan your career …

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The Top 10 Social Impact Conferences to Attend This Year

For professionals interested in social impact careers it can be challenging to meet and network with like-minded people. That’s not surprising in a sector that’s still very early in its development. Yet, we continue to hear how important it is to network and build relationships when looking for your next …

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2013 Year End Review

2013 was an exciting year for Bmeaningful. We launched our website in August and have been highlighting jobs with a purpose and a paycheque ever since. Along the way we’ve met many inspiring people and have been working hard to share their insights with you on our blog. We’ve posted …

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The Future of Hiring: How to Write a Job Description in 2014

Hiring in 2014 will be all about purpose and a paycheque. We all know the basic ingredients of how to write a good job description. Appropriate job title, clear position overview, list of key responsibilities, required skills and qualifications, and an inviting company overview that speaks to your company’s personality. …

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#GivingTuesday

Bmeaningful promotes charitable giving on GivingTuesday. In honour of #GivingTuesday, Bmeaningful has made a commitment to support non-profits and a pledge to Dress for Success Toronto. Want to post your job for free? If you’re a non-profit email us at info@bmeaningful.com for your exclusive discount code to post a job on …

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What the Rob Ford Scandal Can Teach Us About Having a Meaningful Career

People around the world are transfixed by the Rob Ford scandal. News outlets from CBC, and CNN to Jon Stewart and even Saturday Night Live have covered it. While most media is focused on the negative, there is something positive we can learn from the scandal about having a meaningful …

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Want to Ace Your Next Meaningful Job Interview- Do This 2 Minute Trick.

Harvard Prof Amy Cuddy shares one simple trick that can help increase your chances of acing your next interview – all you need is two minutes and possibly a bathroom. Before you stop reading, let me explain.

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Bmeaningful Job Candy. 4 of the Sweetest Meaningful Job Opportunities Around the World.

  Bmeaningful Job Candy are the most coveted CSR, Social Good and Non-Profit jobs that would be considered #dreamjobs; they make us as excited as a fat kid in a candy store.  We’re travelling the world… wide web to bring you an inside look at four of the sweetest meaningful …

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6 signs you’ve reached your job expiration date

More than 14 million people have viewed a disgruntled employee’s “I quit” video that was uploaded to YouTube last week. In her self-made dance video to Kanye West’s song “Gone”, Marina Shifrin, described that “for almost two years I’ve sacrificed my relationships, time and energy for this job, and my …

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Why waiting to find your meaningful job is a lot like saving sex until old age

Ted Talk on How To Find and Do the Work You Love Would you ever stay in a job you don’t love because it looks good on a resume? Would your answer be any different if asked would you ever save sex for old age? The point is, why would you …

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