Author Archives: Alejandra Borda

Starting a New Job While Non-Binary | Set Yourself Up for Success

You’ve made it through the interview process, accepted your job offer, and now you’re off to begin your new job. When you start in your new position and meet your new co-workers, you want to make the best first impression …

By Joeli Katz - Idealist Careers
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Six Ways to Keep That “New Grad” Enthusiasm in Healthcare

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Remember when you landed your first job in healthcare? You may have been excited about the future and looked forward to going to work each day. But throughout the years, something may shift. Although it does not happen …

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10 Alternatives to All Those Video Meetings (Because Zoom Fatigue Is Real)

It’s only 2:30 in the afternoon, but I’m ready for a long nap. I’ve had four one-on-ones, one team standup, and two interviews—all over Zoom. I check my calendar, hoping to see a lighter schedule ahead. No luck. And I …

By Aja Frost - The Muse
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4 Things I’ve Learned on my Nonprofit Journey

I’ve worked on and off in the nonprofit sector for the last 20 years, and what I’ve learned has often surprised me—or at the very least challenged some enduring myths about the social-impact space.

Looking back at my career, I’ve …

By Lakshmi Hutchinson - Idealist Careers
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Interviewing While Non-Binary | Tips for Job Hunting with Confidence

Interviewing for a job can be scary. Despite the preparation you’ve put in and the research you’ve done on the organization, when you walk (or Zoom) into the interview room, many unknowns still remain.

You don’t know how you’ll connect …

By Joeli Katz - Idealist Careers
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9 Alarming Facts About What the Pandemic Is Doing to Women in the Workplace

Let’s face it, progress for women in the workplace was moving at a snail’s pace even before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now all those gains are at risk of being quickly undone and worse. For the past six years, Lean …

By Stav Ziv - The Muse
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Hispanic Heritage Month | What it Means to “Bring My Whole Self” to Work

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of the culture, history, and contributions of Hispanic Americans—those with roots in the Caribbean, Spain, Mexico, and Central and South America. It’s a time in the Hispanic community when we celebrate heroes, remember …

By Janet Reyes - Idealist Careers
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Online Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Courses for Mission-Driven Careers

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are becoming increasingly popular for social-impact professionals. And because these courses are often free of charge, open to all and flexible enough to work with the most complicated of schedules, they also provide a prime …

By Sheena Daree Miller - Idealist Careers
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How to Use Remote Learning to Cultivate Community

Maybe you’re one of the many students who recently swapped the hustle and bustle of a physical campus for a solo room and a laptop. Or perhaps you’ve started a program without setting foot on campus at all. In either …

By Amy Bergen - Idealist Careers
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Chronically Capable | Tips for Job Hunting While Living with Chronic Illness or Disability

Chronic illness and disability are more ubiquitous than you may realize: more than 40% of the U.S. population lives with at least one chronic illness and that number is expected to increase to more than 50% this year. And 26% …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
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