Nonprofit Hiring to Grow in 2015

According to results from the recently released 2015 Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey, nonprofits are projecting growth this year that could surpass the corporate sector. Here are some facts from their survey:

  • The nonprofit sector is the 3rd largest employer in the U.S. that includes nearly 2 million nonprofit organizations and 10.7 employees.
  • The greatest growth is expected to be in direct services.NonprofitHR 2015 graphic
  • 49% of nonprofits reported that they’ve increased their staff size in the last 5 years.
  • Most candidates for senior/executive level positions come from other nonprofits.

Nonprofit HR directors report that most candidates for senior/ executive-level positions come from other nonprofits. Specialized job boards like NPO.net play a large role in reaching thousands of nonprofits and job seekers, making the search for a candidate to fill an open position much easier for HR staff.

Read more about the survey results and challenges nonprofits face as they grow their programs and staff.

Be More Than Your Résumé

How to Get a Job When Your Résumé Isn’t the Best One They See

by Bill Voigt

You see a job you would like to have. You apply for the job.

You could be a new person to the market, maybe just out of school and trying to get your first full-time job. Or you could be an experienced professional seeking to re-establish yourself after a departure from the career path.

interview-lineartYou have a sinking feeling that there must be many better qualified applicants than yourself. But somehow, you get a notice that they would like to meet with you or have a conversation over the phone. Excitement!

But then you start thinking about the questions they might ask. Your résumé and experience may be limited. How can you let them know you can do this job?

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