How to find good philanthropy jobs quickly
When it comes to finding philanthropy jobs, things can get difficult quite quickly. Especially in a struggling job market and for someone who does not live in one of the major U.S. cities.
That being said, it is possible to get philanthropy jobs quickly and these quick tips will help.
Use online job boards -- Avoid job boards that list jobs in every field, and specifically look for online job boards targeting the philanthropy industry instead.
These boards will usually be the first to get the new jobs listed and, in some cases, may be the only place a nonprofit lists their latest job vacancies.
Sign up with a recruitment agency -- There are several good recruitment agencies that only deal with placing people in philanthropy jobs.
You will find most of them on the Internet.
Be sure to sign up with as many as you see, and then make sure you speak to someone on their team via Skype or in person. That way they will remember who you are and what your background is, and be far more likely to try to place you in a job than if you are someone they have not met.
Blind resumes -- If you do not mind moving to a new city, look for nonprofits that do the types of things you would like to do, and send each one a resume.
After all, some philanthropy jobs are never listed on job boards and are simply filled by people known by the nonprofit or by people that send in resumes.
Looking for good philanthropy jobs is not that difficult if you keep looking every day, check job boards several times a day for new listings and contact agencies that may be representing you in your search often.