Guide: Service Corps to Social Impact Career
Amy Potthast of Idealist.org just released a new guide for service corps members who wish to transition to a career in nonprofits. The guide is a free download and a companion to their Idealist Guides to Nonprofit Careers.
Your participation in national or international service gives you an incredible starting point for a career and life with social impact. This is true whether you are a recent high school or college graduate, or an encore professional. For people early in their careers, service also offers an opportunity to build hands-on experience before applying to college or graduate school.
As a service corps participant, your transition to a career or school is unique for several reasons. Right now you have an awesome opportunity to become part of the next wave of public service leaders. Projections indicate that from 2006 to 2016, U.S. nonprofits will need to attract and develop 640,000 new senior managers, or 2.4 times 2006 levels.
By learning career transition skills during your term of service, you can plan your professional growth and prepare to assume leadership roles throughout your career.