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Career Series

The Difference Between a LinkedIn Profile & Your Resume

At PCDN we work with a global community of amazing changemakers from many parts of the world. One of the mistakes we often see students and professionals building careers in the social impact sector fail to do is differentiate between how they create their resume and how they use LinkedIn. Below are a few key

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7 Tips for Authentic Networking at Conferences

Hi there, do-gooders! We know that your heart and mind are in the right place, but how are you leveraging your innate human skills to intuitively develop authentic connections? The social sector is a field challenged with scarce resources and further complicated by competition for critical funding needed for your organization to deliver on its

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The Ultimate Guide to Landing A Job

Everything you wanted to know about Salaries & Social Impact Careers

At PCDN we were planning on launching a group career coaching option to help even more people advance careers of impact. Then, COVID-19 happened. So here is the deal: We are opening four decades of  expertise and to help you. Once a week. For free. Join us every week via Zoom for a highly interactive

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Thoughts for the Beginning of the Academic Year: “Ah-Ha” Moments, Millennials, and Peacebuilding Careers

Though they might not immediately recognize it, the work that many milllennials aspire to is peacebuilding work where human relations based skills are essential. Careers that seek to alleviate suffering as a result of violence and trauma, promote community-building, resolve differences and conflict, protect the vulnerable from abuse, and promote civic engagement are all peacebuilding related.

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5 Things a Graduate Student Must Do 5 Months Before Graduating

Recently, I was working with a student who expects to graduate this coming spring (it is now early December). I realized that she was more forward thinking than many of my other students. She had developed a well-crafted resume; was thinking about letters of reference from professors, internship supervisors, and part-time employers; and was weighing whether

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Jitters, panic & madness – The true spirit of admissions

A brand new planner open next to me, music enveloping the air and a lot of fairy lights strewn around me—I was ready to tackle this head-on. Nibbling on a piece of chocolate, I opened my laptop and typed out ‘Best universities to pursue Masters in Development Studies’. That was the last time I remember

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Applying to Grad School for a Career of Impact

At PCDN we were planning on launching a group career coaching option to help even more people advance careers of impact. Then, COVID-19 happened. So here is the deal: We are opening four decades of  expertise and to help you. Once a week. For free. Join us every week viaZoom for a highly interactive session

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Networking tip: When Introducing Yourself, Remember Your Hat

When I attend professional events and am about to be introduced, I spend time thinking about the role I am in. Often the moderator will ask everyone to “give their name, and the organization they represent” or something like that (in 2 minutes or less). This seems to imply that we all have just one job. But increasingly

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Career Series

Leveraging the Power of Grad School to Advance a Career of Impact

At PCDN we were planning on launching a group career coaching option to help even more people advance careers of impact. Then, COVID-19 happened. So here is the deal: We are opening four decades of  expertise and to help you. Once a week. For free. Join us every week via Zoom for a highly interactive

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