It's no secret that getting a job in social impact can be difficult. From finding the right position, updating your resume, applying, and interviewing, the process may seem strenuous or even impossible.
Check out Rocket's top 5 tips and tricks for landing a job in the purpose space!
1. Make LinkedIn Your Best Friend
LinkedIn is no longer a platform solely for applying to jobs (after all, look at where you're reading this!), but rather a critical tool to:
In fact, LinkedIn can be a great place to develop your own perspective on key topics in social impact. By following industry experts and top influencers in the space, you can review their content and perspectives to help inform your own. Below is a list of great people to consider following (they also tend to post social purpose jobs) along with some relevant job boards and hashtags to monitor:
Suggested Hashtags to Follow:
#socialimpact #socialimpactjobs #csr #nonprofitjobs #nonprofitresources #csrjobs
We often hear: NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK! What does that mean anymore? Here's what we know: Individuals in the industry are often open to connecting with other folks in the space. To tap into this community:
The social purpose landscape continues to grow. Whether you're interested in the nonprofit area, agency space, or the corporate sector, there are ample opportunities for you. Check out some of our favorite resources for connecting with purpose professionals and learning about what job opportunities are currently available:
General CSR & Impact experience no longer stands out, so what does?
This industry is smaller than you think! When it comes to growing your network, don't get hung up on having a certain number of connections. Instead, identify individuals to connect with whose job titles and experience excite you and focus on growing and deepening those relationships. As always, follow-up, follow-up, follow-up because you never know where you may be down the road!
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