Climbing the Nonprofit Ladder


Looking to advance your nonprofit career? Holly Hall can help. The philanthropic journalist is doling out career advice in a new monthly segment: Your Nonprofit Career. Thanks to a partnership between Inside Philanthropy and Aspen Leadership Group, the series will feature wise words of seasoned recruiters and talent management experts in the field. This month's inaugural article focuses on interview tips to help fundraisers nab their dream job.

Aspen Leadership Group is an executive search and consulting firm for philanthropy professionals. They have seen firsthand the critical mistakes candidates make, often costing them the job. Some obvious ones include being underprepared for interviews and overstating accomplishments. They also offer resume tips, indicating that hiring managers prefer ones that are concise, chronological, and error-free. But the biggest problem they see? Candidates who talk too much, often out of nervousness. Learn how to slow down and other recruiting pitfalls to avoid, here.