Careers in Non-Profits and Government

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Careers in Non-Profits and Government

  1. 1. Welcome to the Evisors Webinar Visit us online at www.evisors.com Careers in Non-Profits & Government featuring Kate Kohler Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  2. 2. Careers in Non-Profits & Government I. About Kate II. Overview of the Industry III. How to Research the Industry IV. What are Firms Looking For? V. What to Expect in the Recruiting Process VI. What to Expect in the Interview VII.Q&A Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  3. 3. About Kate • Currently Chief Operating Officer at PenFed Foundation • Graduate of Harvard Business School (MBA ’06) and Harvard Kennedy School of Government (MPA ‘06) • Company Commander in the U.S. Army 1996-2003 • Internships at UBS and Morgan Stanley • Assistant Vice President at Morgan Creek Capital Management 2008-2009 • 15+ years of experience in government and non-profits Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  4. 4. Overview of the Industry • Structure • Size, type of organization is key • Differences between firms: culture and history • Non profits are businesses Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  5. 5. How to Research the Industry • Strategic: –What industry? What is the future of the sector? –What type of organization is right for you? • Tactical: –Do the easy work: web, publications –Follow the money: 990 is a wealth of information –Board of Directors: tells you a story –Networking: ask hard questions of competitors, partners, donors Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  6. 6. What are Non-Profits Looking For? • Like For-Profit: Can you help me today with my problems? • Do you have skills to grow with our organization? • Everyone is a fundraiser • Who is interviewing you tells you what they need – Executive Director – President – Board Member – Chairman Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/12
  7. 7. What to Expect in the Recruiting Process • Types of job leads – Search firm – Posting – Networked • Who interviews you matters • Examples – Long interview process: 3 months – Short interview process: 2 week Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/12
  8. 8. What to Expect in the Interview • Types – Phone screen – Office environment – Lunch or Dinner • Typical Questions: Practice, Practice • Bring something to distinguish yourself – Think about the organization – Show your research Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/12
  9. 9. Questions & Answers Question 1: What is the fundamental difference between working in the non-profit and private sectors? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/12
  10. 10. Questions & Answers Question 2: What are your observations working in both the private and government sectors when getting things done in a timely manner? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/12
  11. 11. Thanks for Joining! Book your session with Kate at www.evisors.com/expert/979 View our past webinars at evisors.com/webinars and follow us on Twitter @Evisors for updates on upcoming webinars. Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/12

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