Just like any other industry, the nonprofit sector looks for specific things on candidates’ resumes that prove they are a good fit for their organization. From the way you word your experience to what you do in your free time, nonprofits are paying attention to specific things on your resume. Here are few that we think are important:
They want to know you have done your research – One of the biggest things that nonprofit organizations look for in a potential candidate’s resume in what research they have done into the organization’s mission, goals, and cause. Spend some time before sprucing up your resume and cover letter on reading press releases, watching videos, and navigating the organization’s website.
Talk about your volunteer experience – Another critical thing that nonprofits look for in a candidate’s resume is their volunteer experience. Since many nonprofit organizations are rooted in helping the community around them, they want to know that a potential employee has experience doing just that. Feel free to talk about the volunteering you have done, for what organizations, and what it meant to you.
If you need help from one of the best executive search firms for nonprofit organizations, we are there for you at Management Recruiters – Mid Hudson Valley. For assistance with your nonprofit career, contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.