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Home » Student Resume Guide – Nonprofit Careers
March 20, 2023

Student Resume Guide – Nonprofit Careers

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Nonprofit Careers – Student Resume Guide


Working in the non-profit sector is very rewarding. For many students who are passionate about charity organizations and the causes that they advocate for, going to work for a nonprofit organization, or NPO, is highly desired. While most nonprofit organizations use volunteers, they also hire for paid positions and for students, this is a good sector to transition into and it’s a highly rewarding job.

Resume Builder has created a Student Guide for creating a resume that targets working in the nonprofit sector.  Their comprehensive resume guide goes over the importance of creating a strong resume for applying to NPOs, some of the main job categories that NPOs hire for, some of the largest NPOs, and critical information about where to look for job openings.  They also have a FAQ section to answer some of your questions about working with a nonprofit.

In addition to helping create a nonprofit resume, by teaching students how to pull keywords and make sure their resume stands out, they also have a series of resume templates as a starting point for both students and more experienced job seekers.

Nonprofit Job Opportunities

There are multiple job opportunities at an NPO. Some of the more common positions are:

·         Fundraisers

·         Office Coordinator

·         Volunteer Coordinator

·         Comminications Coordinator

·         Grant Writer

·         Data Scientist

·         Senior Accountant

·         Executive Director

Looking for Job Opportunities

In addition to online employment sites like LinkedIn and Indeed, there are job board sites that are specific to NPO job opportunities.  Resume Builder has included a description of each on their resume guide but here is a summary of NPO job boards.

·         Idealist

·         Encore

·         Work for Good

·         The Chronicle of Philanthropy

·         Nonprofitjobs.org

Job hunting can be stressful, Resume Builder has done the work to take the stress out of creating a resume that will set you apart from other job hunters. No matter, what industry you are looking to apply for, they have templates, cover letters, and guides to help you create a resume to get you noticed.

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