Author Archives: Foot in the Door

No more Freedom 55: Why Millennials are increasingly considering mid-career breaks

In the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, a series of Canadian television commercials featured people suddenly transported to an exotic location with their future self who had managed to achieve career retirement by the age of 55. The reality over … Continue reading

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How to negotiate a job offer: A guide for job seekers and employers

So you applied for the job, went through the interview process and now have been offered the position. Is there anything more you need to do before simply signing your contract and picking out your First Day of Work outfit? … Continue reading

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The big jump: Considering a move to management

Moving into management is a big jump for many people in the nonprofit sector — and sometimes is not necessarily the right move. We talked with people who recently made that leap as well as career coaches to understand why … Continue reading

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A bird in the hand: Whether to take a job or wait for a better offer

It’s a classic dilemma that most job seekers face at least once in their lives: Should I take the job that is offered now or wait for a better one? While it would be nice if there was an easy … Continue reading

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Career Q&A: I want a higher level nonprofit job

I am feeling the need to progress in my career – to go from being in charge of implementing projects to more program development and management. What is the fastest way to make this happen? How fast you will be … Continue reading

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