Tag: Professional Development

Write it Down, Make it Happen | 3 Journaling Habits to Help Your Career

If you’re aspiring to start a journaling practice, there are myriad benefits to what can be a quick 5-15 minute addition to your day. In addition to waking up your more creative side, keeping a journal to track your professional goals may also help you to increase personal and professional […]

The Sneaky Way Your Boss Is Trying to Say “You’re on the Promotion Track”

Having a professional role that both engages and challenges you is a cornerstone of job fit. Savvy managers are aware of this, and make team members’ professional development a priority. Glassdoor’s recent report “Why Workers Quit” implicates career stagnation as a leading cause of turnover. Morgan Smart, Glassdoor Data Scientist […]

Podcast | Get the Experience You Need to Switch Careers

I recently had the pleasure of sharing tips and resources from Idealist Careers, as well as my own expertise, with Mac Prichard and team of Mac’s List. Mac’s List is a Portland-based resource for helping passionate, creative professionals learn how to find meaningful and rewarding work in Portland, Oregon, and […]

Sponsors vs. Mentors: What’s the Difference & Why It Matters

Mentorships help professionals learn about their fields and roles from senior practitioners.  Mentors serve as advisors, helping mentees shape their ambitions and plans. Mentors are qualified to serve in this capacity because they have a general expertise relevant to the professional experience that they share with mentees. It isn’t necessary […]

The 4 Kinds of Experience You Need on Your Resume

Job postings by social-impact employers often come with a big list of must-have skills. After all, these employers are looking for people who can solve some pretty tough challenges. But other than soft skills, what kind of experience and technical expertise will get you noticed by social-impact employers? Relevant project experience […]