Career Transitions

Career Transitions

From Albuquerque Academy to Wickenden Associates to DRG

Andrew Watson

[This article was originally published by Andrew Watson on LinkedIn on 10/13/2020]   Working on the faculty of the National Association of Independent (NAIS) Institute for New Heads, I would sometimes hear school leaders complain that the reality of their new schools didn’t match what they observed while going through the search process. Sad, but occasionally true, and something I know Wickenden Associates (WA) has worked hard to prevent ever since Jim […]

Career Transitions, Job Search

Think Now’s Not A Good Time to Switch Jobs? Here’s What I Learned by Making the Leap During the Crisis

Jessica Hammerman

Think Now’s Not A Good Time to Switch Jobs? Here’s What I Learned by Making the Leap During the Crisis   [This article was originally published by Jessica Hammerman in LinkedIn on 06/21/2020]   Turning the challenges of a new job into team-building opportunities. I joined DRG Talent Advisory Group at the beginning of the Covid […]

Career Transitions, Interviewing for a Position, Job Search

Good Question

Sarah Raful Whinston

Good Question About the importance of meaning what you say When I was a teenager, people started saying the word “like.” I’m not sure if it had anything to do with Clueless or Beverly Hills 90210, but the word “like” suddenly took on a different meaning. Sometimes I remember saying, “Do you like like Full […]

Career Transitions, Interviewing for a Position, Job Search

For Job Hunters: 3 Simple Ways to Stay Relevant During the Summer Doldrums

Sara Garlick Lundberg

Job hunting can be anxiety inducing, especially during the hot and oft-slow summer months, but these last weeks are a great time to boost and recharge your hunt. Read on for three quick tips to help make the most of your days leading up to Labor Day: Reflect Take this sometimes-slow period to reflect on […]

Building a Search Commitee, Career Transitions, Interviewing for a Position, Job Search

When a Question Becomes a Statement

Sarah Raful Whinston

When a Question Becomes a Statement Standing out as a candidate “Prepare 10 questions. You and I both know that you won’t probably get a chance to ask all 10 questions but prepare 10 questions. Remember, your questions usually say more about you than your answers.” When I prepare candidates for interviews for jobs, this […]

Career Transitions, Leadership

Mentoring and “Giving Back”

DRG staff

Over the course of my career I have benefitted from many, many informal mentors.  A common way that I’ve found to be “a giver” in our professional lives is through mentoring. There are several considerations to be made before jumping onto the mentoring bandwagon.  Here are some of the things I’ve learned along the way […]

Career Transitions, Interviewing for a Position, Job Search

How to Excel in A Phone Interview with A Nonprofit Recruiter

DRG staff

If you want to move to the next level of the hiring process for a position in nonprofit, one of the most important things you can do is leave a positive first impression in a phone interview with a nonprofit recruiter. Associate recruiters are usually the first to begin reaching out to potential candidates during […]

Career Transitions, Interviewing for a Position, Job Search, Leadership

The Hard Skills That Got You Here Won’t Get You There

David Edell

When boards are considering the skills that they need in their next leader, most of the time, the hard skills are the focus of the first set of interviews. Can the candidate raise money for the organization? Do they have experience working with the board? Can they manage large, complex issues? Do they understand finance? […]

Career Transitions, Interviewing for a Position, Job Search

7 Easy Ways to Work on Your Career on an Ongoing Basis

DRG staff

One of the biggest mistakes that job seekers make is that they fall into the trap of only thinking about their next career move when they need a job. The fact is, it doesn’t matter if you’re working for a nonprofit organization that you love or are looking to find a new position in the […]

Career Transitions, Job Search

The Dos and Don’ts of Making a Career Transition to Nonprofit

Dara Z. Klarfeld

    Making a transition from the private to nonprofit sector can be challenging, even for the most accomplished executives. How do you show that you are the right fit for a role when you don’t possess a wealth of experience in the nonprofit sector? Here are some of the dos and don’ts for making […]