Category Archives: Millenials

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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Increasing your positive Internet presence: Ask Amber

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting These days, it’s no secret that the Internet plays a big role in the hiring process and in human resources in general. If you want to make a good impression on current or future employers, … Continue reading

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How to follow up when a grant doesn’t get funded: Ask Amber

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting It is by no means enjoyable to be denied for a grant, but using the experience as a learning opportunity can make for stronger future proposals—better positioning your organization for success in the next grant … Continue reading

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What is an informational interview, and what questions should I ask? Ask Amber

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting Informational interviews give job seekers, or those considering a career move, the chance to ask their questions of leaders in the field. For young professionals, informational interviews can be as influential to your career as … Continue reading

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On-the-job lessons for young professionals: Ask Amber

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting For just over a year and a half, I have had the incredible privilege of being a JVA team member. From my time as an intern to my current marketing and communications coordinator position, I … Continue reading

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Summer reading list for young professionals: Ask Amber

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting As you kick back and bask in the summer sun, the ideal summer reading spot can be found at the park, by the pool, or on the plane to and from summer vacation or a … Continue reading

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Asking your networks for money for your favorite cause: Ask Amber

by Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting An article from the Chronicle of Philanthropy, mentioned in last week’s Ask Amber, demonstrates the importance of engaging donors under 35. While young professionals tend to give less because of financial constraints, they are great … Continue reading

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How to be an informed donor: Ask Amber

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting An article recently published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy says that donors plan to be more strategic about giving this year, focusing their efforts on organizations that demonstrate success. If you are a young professional … Continue reading

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