Tag Archives: young professionals

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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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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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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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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Ask Amber: How using social media can attract positive attention from current or prospective employers

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting I’m sure it’s safe to say that young professionals have heard all about how personal social media accounts can negatively impact one’s professional life, but social media has potential for good as well. When used … Continue reading

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Ask Amber: Steps to joining a nonprofit board

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting As you work to gain experience in the nonprofit sector, there are many roads you can take. Internships, volunteer positions and entry level positions are wonderful learning opportunities, but if you are still looking for … Continue reading

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Ask Amber: Organizations you should be following on LinkedIn

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting As I’ve said before, LinkedIn can be an invaluable resource for your job search or in your general networking efforts. Sure you remember to connect with your friends and coworkers, but have you joined any … Continue reading

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