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Category: Career Series

7 steps for submitting an outstanding fellowship application

This blog is part of PCDNetwork’s career in series. This month’s career series is sponsored by Rotary’s Peace Fellowship program 7 steps for submitting an outstanding fellowship application Although the application window for fellowship programs is generally short, applying for a fellowship is a long-term process requiring research, planning, outreach, and perseverance. A hastily prepared

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Career Series

Cover Letters Done Perfect for Social Change Careers

There are many components to the job search, and there is no magic solution to landing one’s ideal job. It requires a combination of having the right skills, networking, successfully framing one’s experience in a resume a strong cover letter and a bit of serendipity. It is important to stress that even having a perfect

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Top 10 Tips for Making the Most of your Fellowship

Fellowships can be one of the most valuable experiences of your professional and academic career. Whether you are transitioning into a new sector or are traveling to research or work abroad for the first time, fellowships offer unique access to new resources, support, and professional networks that allow you to cultivate your skills and experience

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Securing Funding for Grad School. Do the Hard Work Early.

How many of you have thought about pursuing an advanced degree? Ok. Now, how many of you have immediately thought about the upfront financial costs of that advanced degree? Scary, right? When I was considering my Master program options I would hear everything from ‘it’s not worth it money-wise’ to ‘don’t worry about the upfront

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To work at a StartUp or Not?

Photo by Oscar Nilsson on Unsplash Recently on LinkedIn, Editor Andrew Seaman, put up a great post on the pros/cons of working at a startup during challenging economic times. I put up the following response and have turned it into a short blog post which I hope will be helpful for anyone exploring a gig

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What to Do When You Want to Relocate for a Job

Job relocation is a reality. Whether you’re a recent college graduate still looking for that first job or an experienced professional ready for a career change, there are countless reasons why someone might want to change your address for your job. If you are in the middle of a relocation yourself or are contemplating a

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Career Series

Join PCDN at the Future of Work Forum

FUTURE OF WORK PCDN is pleased to be a strategic part in the Future of Work Forum. We will be convening several key sessions with global innovators working at the forefront of the future of work as part of this terrific event. See All Tickets FUTURE OF WORK The world is changing. And so is the world

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Call to Action: Let’s Elevate the Field of Networks Practice

by Kerstin Tebbe Founder, Collective Mind A dozen years ago, I applied for a job to be the coordinator of a working group for the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE). They hired me, presumably, because I had some relevant prior experience and knowledge of the topic of education in emergencies. But, I had

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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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