Develop Professional & Leadership Skills

Professional development and leadership skills can sound vague due to the broad scope of what they entail, but it’s important to find opportunities to grow and develop skills and qualifications, whether applying for jobs, internships, fellowships, graduate school, or other forms of continuing education.

Idealist Careers Try This Challenge #1 | Reflect on Your Successes

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Back by popular demand, allow me to (re)introduce the #IdealistCareersTryThis Challenge!

In January of 2019 (remember that?!) over 600 members of the Idealist Careers community committed to complete one career-related challenge each month for the first five months of the …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
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5 Self-Reflection Exercises to Start Your Year Off Right

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We’re running all over, getting things done, working toward a noble mission. We take the action, then check it off our list. We get the project done, then move onto the next one. When it comes time to have the …

By Liz Peintner - Idealist Careers
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Trying things that scare you – advice for PhDs

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Check out this post from the Carpe Careers blog published on the Inside Higher Ed website – written by PhD/postdoc career advisors for PhD students and postdocs:

By Joseph Barber
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CS Radio – Episode 102: “Someone Else’s Dad”

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Michael and Mylene welcome Wharton MBA alum Peter Yawitz, aka Someone Else’s Dad, to talk about his new career advice book “Flip Flops and Microwaved Fish”. Peter is the host of the Advice from Someone Else’s Dad podcast and web …

By Michael DeAngelis
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The Dos And Don’ts Of Managing Up

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As the phrase “managing up” has risen in popularity in recent years, it’s taken on a slew of definitions. Here’s a primer on the basics, along with some dos and don’ts.

What is managing up?

In a nutshell, most career …

By April Greene - Idealist Careers
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Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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