Category Archives: Books and articles you want to read

Professional portfolios—building and using: Ask Amber

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting The value of a well-constructed portfolio is priceless, having the potential to serve as a personal tool for organization and self-assessment and as a visual timeline of your work. About.com defines a portfolio as “an … Continue reading

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Steps to increase your productivity today: Ask Amber

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting If you’re staring at your to-do list wondering how to get everything done, then this blog is for you. This blog is also for you if that large lunch you just devoured has you in … Continue reading

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Finding a professional mentor: Ask Amber

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting Lately I have been seeing article after article, blog after blog and hearing personal story after story about the value of a professional mentor. For young professionals and/or anyone new to the nonprofit sector, a … Continue reading

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Weighing benefits and organizational culture during the job hunt: Ask Amber

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting Comparing prospective employers may seem cut and dried for young professionals, but when researching nonprofits, there are a number of factors to consider. Because nonprofit budgets tend to be significantly smaller than those of corporate … Continue reading

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Preparing for a group interview: Ask Amber

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting As recruiters aim to keep up with the high volume of applicants and implement creative ways to find the perfect person for their organization, some have turned to group-style interviews to allow more job seekers … Continue reading

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Applying for more than one position at the same company: Ask Amber

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting If you’re faced with two jobs you want to apply for within the same organization, is it ok to submit an application for both? The answer is not as black and white as you would … Continue reading

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