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Extreme resume-building: Looking beyond the one-pager

main.jpgThe following blog is by Jenna Hartwig Wade.

This month’s Emerging Leaders Network peer resume review got me thinking…just what are resumes supposed to look like these days? You should know this first: the last time I applied for a job, applicants were still expected to mail resumes (Yeah, you heard me. Through the Post Office.) on fancy resume paper. There wasn’t a lot of room for creativity.

I have a hunch that the rules may have changed in the last six years. Additionally, with the rise of social media and the decline of more rigid communications styles, the rules seem even murkier. Of course, there’s still a lot of debate, and you should tailor your resume to your experience and the job you’re applying for. But here are some trends to keep in mind and creative ideas to try.

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Have you fallen out of love with your nonprofit job?

main.jpgValentine’s Day has come and gone. By now, the flowers you received are brown and drooping, and the weird fruit-filled chocolates are the only ones left in the box. Is this what your nonprofit job sometimes feels like?

Let’s be honest here. Sometimes it’s hard to work at a nonprofit. The board agendas, work plans, white papers, fundraising letters, metrics, phone calls, and meetings seem endless. And occasionally you can’t help wondering if it’s worth it. You could be making more money. You’re sick of being short-staffed. And your work—alleviating homelessness, poverty, global warming, illiteracy—can be overwhelming, frustrating, and more than a little depressing.

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Have you ever left a happy hour or networking event uninspired by the lack of connections you made? Just how valuable is a 20-minute conversation of small talk? And what's a business card good for if you aren't even sure what you’re looking for?

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Our Newest Board Member - Jenna Wade

main.jpgYNPN is happy to welcome another new board member into the fold! Meet Jenna Wade, Communications Specialist for Fresh Energy. We want you to get to know her, and what better way than direct from the source? Hear from Jenna as she answers 7 questions from us about her professional and personal life.

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Are you nearing your personal fiscal cliff?

main.jpgIf you’re like me, you probably squirmed uncomfortably through this whole “fiscal cliff” nonsense. While the president and Congress have finally come up with a few compromises that get us away from the cliff (nothing like kicking the can down the road!), the long delay and use of “head-in-the-sand, if-we-ignore-it-maybe-it-will-go-away” tactics might have been an uncomfortable reminder that you’re tipping near the edge of your own fiscal cliff.

Now that it’s 2013, it’s a great time to get your financial house in order. Here are some tips to help you back away from the precipice:

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