What’s a Nonprofit to Do About Employee Turnover? Part 1 discussed how employers could prevent having a company that becomes a revolving door. What can an employee do to prevent becoming or accepting a revolving door position?
A nonprofit employee may have many reasons to look for new job. They may be a recent graduate, an individual who is burned out, or someone who realizes that their own position is the one that is constantly turning over their organization.
And aren’t employees the first to react when a company starts to have problems.
A nonprofit staffer can apply some good advice as they manage a job search. These tips can assist in career advancement and avoiding the revolving door.
Beginning the search
Look at your skills and capabilities. The NonProfit Times suggest making a list: skills, motivations, and capabilities. Be sure your qualifications meet the job requirements, and other tips inTop 10 Job Hunting Tips.
During the search
After your resume is out and interviews begin, do continue researching. U.S. News Money suggests talking to former employees and researching the company with9 Things to Put on Your Job Interview Checklist. Your interviews will improve when you know the marketplace in addition to the organization you are meeting.
Potential employees should search organizations and individuals onLinkedIn. Anyone can view current employees, past employees, so you have the possibility to communicate with past and present employees.
Look for red flag that may reveal if the position you are seeking has a revolving door. Use what you see to determine why the position is available, the scope of tasks, and when the person you’re replacing left. Remember that some individuals don’t include jobs what were a bad match or where tenure was very short. These are hidden red flags that may be related to organizational concerns like workload, supervisory issues, or miscommunication about the position. Short tenure is not alway about the employee being a problem.
Finding the right position
Once the interview is set up, you may use Business Insider’s list of 8 Great Questions To Ask During A Job Interview. Questions include advancing in the company, first month priorities, and qualification hesitations. You may also ask about upcoming projects and daily operations. For management positions, its always appropriate for ask for budget details, sources of funding, and income projection expectations.
Remember, you can’t learn too much about the organizations who may hire you. The knowledge is invaluable.
For more information:
Watching For Red Flags: When is it Time to Consider a Job Change