if fundraising isn't your entire job, you'll enjoy this
the perspective of this article on job hunting by Matt
Hugg, founder of
FundraisingTransitions.com. Matt's company focuses on
helping fundraisers find short-term and long-term
assignments. He coaches people in career transitions who
are breaking into fundraising, and he coaches fundraising
veterans in redefining and honing their career plans. You
can contact Matt by clicking on the
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president, a budget shortfall, mismatched expectations, or
any of a dozen other reasons -- the results are often the
same -- you're in the market for a new job. It happens to
the best of us, and in the development field, where the
average job-life expectancy is two years or less, it happens
more frequently than a lot of us would like to admit. All I
can say to you is "thank goodness you're a Development
not because experienced development officers are in demand .
. . yet thankfully, they are. It's because you already know
how to conduct a job search, although you may not know that
engineers, social workers, English teachers and CFOs,
conducting a job search is a lot, really a lot, like doing
development work. In fact, when I was on the other side of
the desk, I used to judge someone's approach to their search
as an indicator of how they would do their new job in
development. The parallels are substantial. After all, if
I'm the prospect, how is the candidate approaching me for
the mega-gift, or in this case, the job?
what do you need to keep in mind? How can you approach your
job hunt like a search for the ultimate gift?
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