Jennifer Starr. Director, Partnerships. Free the Children
It’s no secret that we love meeting fellow Purple Sheep. Although we’d argue that you’re always a Purple Sheep at heart, some show their colour early in their careers and others after years of experience. Jennifer Starr is a career switcher and recently transitioned from the corporate world to the nonprofit sector …
Looking to change jobs? Then you need to be doing this
Whether you are looking for a promotion or trying to make a career switch, personal branding is something you must be doing. You may be thinking that branding is something only marketers do for products and companies, but that’s not true. Personal branding is not a new concept- from the …
Susan Heaney. Director, Marketing, Communications & Development. The Sustainability Consortium
Career switcher, Susan Heaney, shares advice and her story about switching from the corporate sector to nonprofit. From a decades long corporate career at Avon to the Director of Marketing, Communications and Development at the Sustainability Consortium, Susan Heaney transitioned almost seamlessly from the corporate world to the nonprofit sector. For …
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 …
A secret to career switching
Most recruiters won’t tell you all the things you need to do to switch into a social impact job. Beyond the traditional advice of networking and informational interviews – there’s one super important secret for career switching that is rarely discussed.
Janet Yale. CEO of the Arthritis Society.
Experts in Career Switching: From Executive Vice President of TELUS to CEO of the Arthritis Society, Janet Yale has completed her transformation to Purple Sheep. Janet leveraged the knowledge and skills she gained over 25 years in the corporate sector and successfully “career-switched” into not-for-profit. Janet’s career story reminds us …
Joanna Reynolds. Associate Director. MaRS Centre for Impact Investing
Experts in Social Finance Series: Joanna Reynolds’ story is a great example of a career in the impact sector, seamlessly transitioning from the arts and nonprofit to social finance. Joanna is at the forefront of impact investing and a trailblazer in the field- we need more Purple Sheep like her!
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).
Career switching? Top 3 resume must dos
Three things you need to keep in mind for your resume when you’re a career switcher.