New York, NY, (January 26, 2010) With President Barack Obama’s call to public service helping the non-profit career sector become more appealing during this economic downturn, Vault.com, Inc. (www.vault.com) is helping jobseekers, from high-powered executives to college graduates, enter this increasingly competitive industry with the release of the Vault Guide to Nonprofit Careers.
“The economy has changed the way people approach the traditional job search,” says Vault.com Executive Vice-President Yazad Dalal. “Job seekers who actively manage their career have always taken into account the quality of a prospective employer when searching for a job. Today's best candidates are deeply interested in social entrepreneurship and look increasingly to non-profits as an important career foundation; one that is viable and rewarding as either a first job, or even mid-career.”
The debut edition of the new digital-only guide highlights this change in focus, as more applicants look to give back in their careers, featuring reports from Chicago-based Careers in Nonprofits that showed a 40% increase in applications over a three month period, and from Professionals for Nonprofits in New York showing an increase of 25% more applications during the summer of 2008. In both reports, a great number of applications came from those seeking a transition out of the business world into nonprofits.
The newest Vault.com Guide offers an overview of the nonprofit industry, including a realistic look at what to expect when you land a job at the nonprofit, from the highs to the lows and the gray areas in between – low pay and long hours vs. high reward and real results. Those seeking jobs in this burgeoning industry can get a true sense of the varying types of jobs in nonprofits, along with the issues they tackle – from malaria and HIV/AIDS to teen pregnancy, poverty and environmentalism and everything in between – and the challenges they face in addressing these issues. As with any Vault guide, users can expect cover letter, resume and interview tips, along with the career intelligence necessary to obtain and move forward in the nonprofit sector.
“Whether you're mulling over the pros and cons of a career in the nonprofit sector, or are actively seeking employment or promotion in the industry, Vault's Guide to Nonprofit Careers has something to offer you,” said Philip Stott, Vault.com’s Web Producer and editor of the Vault Guide to Nonprofit Careers. “The guide will provide job-seekers with an opportunity to take a realistic tour of the industry that encompasses both a big picture view of the sector as well as some of the individual details that affect hiring decisions and career progress, all from those who have experienced the highs and the lows of nonprofit careers.”
Other notable aspects of the guide include:
• Information on how to land a job in the nonprofit industry, from what to do with a degree to how to make your education relevant to the career you seek. The guide also discusses how the research, indentifying specific organizations, on-the-job training and volunteering are important to the job search.
• Expert quotes, articles, Q&A’s and profiles from individuals who have applied, worked and are still involved in the nonprofit sector.
• An extensive list of websites, blogs, associates, books and other resources that can help applicants in their job search.
Vault.com is the Web’s most comprehensive resource for career management and job search information, including insider intelligence on salaries, hiring practices and company cultures. Vault features thousands of profiles on occupations, industries, companies and universities, as well as career-related articles, videos, blogs and research tools. The company publishes more than 120 print and online titles, from the best-selling Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms to the Vault Guide to Schmoozing. Vault’s clients include Fortune 1000 advertisers and recruiters, the country’s top universities and graduate schools.
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