Idealist.org, a project of Action Without Borders, has published a series of guides for nonprofit career seekers and switchers, and is offering them free in PDF format: The Idealist Guides to Nonprofit Careers
The publications provide useful advice, strategies, and resources for people considering a career in the nonprofit sector, and include the following titles:
This book is a free resource for emerging professionals pursuing their first position in the nonprofit sector. Whether you’re a current student, a recent graduate, or someone entering the workforce for the first time, this book is meant for you.
This book is a free resource for transitioning professionals pursuing new career options in the nonprofit sector. If you call yourself a mid-career transitioner, a re-careerer, an encore careerist, a bridger, or a sector switcher, this book is meant for you.
This Companion is for prospective, current, and former participants of a wide range of service corps who want to use their service experience as a building block to their next steps. Written by Amy Potthast of Idealist.org, the book’s sections are available as free PDFs.
This booklet is for soldiers on active duty as well as veterans who are interested in transferring their talents from service in the armed forces into a social impact career in the nonprofit sector. Written by Steven Joiner of Idealist.org, the booklet is available as a free PDF.