When people think about creating good, they often think about donating money or volunteering their time. While these are important activities, your career is your biggest lever to create lasting social good. Why? Simply put, you’ll put more time and energy into your career than almost any other activity. Finding a career that is personally and professionally fulfilling is key to long-term happiness, so if you're unfulfilled in your current role, this page is for you.
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.
We've helped hunreds of professionals transition their careers to make a lasting impact through our professional development programs, and we're excited to share some of our key findings with you.
Scroll down for a summary of our 10-step guide to making a career change into the social impact sector.
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Figure out what makes you come alive (not just what you're good at).
Purpose is not a cause. It's what gives you energy while you work.
Some of us care about one cause. Many are passionate about multiple. Shortlist the ones you care the most about.
Some of us like to work on teams in open floorplans. Some prefer individual work in offices. Some don't care, and others want to work remote. Which will sustain you?
Nonprofit? Social enterprise? Public sector? Take steps to figure out where you can do your best work.
Search for the type of organizations that lie at the intersection of your strengths, autonomy, purpose, and cause drivers — while also enabling the type of work environment you cherish.
Now that you know where to go, figure out what skills, experience, and knowledge gaps exist on your resume. Take steps to fill those. By volunteering, schooling, job-shadowing and traveling, get the experience you need to build the connections and your CV.
Strategically build your networking by "giving" more than you take. Optimize your LinkedIn profile for virtual networking to build your professional brand.
Adopt best-practices for your resume to help you stand out from the crowd.
Use well-documented tips to nail your interview.
Our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
There is no passion to be found in playing small — in settling for a life that is less than you are capable of living.