Planning a Nonprofit Career Effectively – How to find a job in the NGO Sector
One of the major changes having occurred in the nonprofit sector over the last decades is the increased competitiveness and diversification of employment. The Nonprofit sector today spans across a variety of professional fields. More than ever before, it calls for cut-ting-edge skills, trained expertise and critical work experience. Far from the old clichés of soup kitchen volunteers, the Nonprofit sector is emerging as a highly technical and profes-sional sector where the recruitment is consistent with the criteria of competence and value-orientation. This workshop prepares nonprofit job-seekers to plan their Nonprofit Career more effectively. The training approach used is a self-designed model which I have termed:
“The Three-Assessments Model”. It is composed of three interrelated and mutually inform-ing phases: I.) Self-Assessment, II.) Market Assessment and III.) Matching Assessment.
Upon completion of the workshop:
● The participants will be able to do a more accurate evaluation of their personali-ty, weaknesses, skills and potentials.
● The participants will gain a realistic picture of the nature and possibil-ities of/in the Nonprofit Sector
● The participants will have learnt a few hints how to adjust their skills and market themselves in the Nonprofit job-market
● The participants will become more acquainted with resources on nonprofit career
It is essential that the participants have an initial idea of their topical or thematic area of prefer-ence within the nonprofit. It is also recommended that each participant brings a draft CV and a draft cover letter for a past or intended nonprofit job-application.