May 18, 2009

Change.org adds Jobs for Change

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Amy Sample WardChange.org’s Jobs for Change is a career service and jobs marketplace that aims to help people find and develop a career they love in social change — which for them means nonprofit, government, and social enterprise jobs. To do this, they’ve hired a team of career advisors who will each be writing a daily blog to provide advice and guidance to a different demographic of job seekers – from College Students to Sector Switchers.

You can also ask the team of advisors any question you’d like and get a public response, sort of like Yahoo Answers but powered by experts. Excerpt:

We are currently building the largest database of nonprofit, government, and social enterprise jobs on the web and have just hired a team of career advisors to provide daily advice and guidance to help people of all backgrounds find and develop a career in social change. We have also partnered with more than a dozen leading organizations that will give Jobs for Change reach to millions of people interested in deeper civic engagement.

I am curious how Idealist and Social Actions play into this since they are the most frequently visited/used sites by myself and others I know to find both jobs, volunteer opportunities and more in the social benefit sector. I’m also excited to see how the advice and question/answer content develops. After the site is past this initial launch, it’ll be nice to relegate some of the home page to valuable content, too (and not just logos of partners).

What do you think?

  • Have you tried it out – what do you think?
  • Do you use Idealist.org or SocialActions.com already?  Do you think you’ll switch?
  • Are you an organization with job openings – will you list your opening on Jobs for Change?
  • Do you go anywhere else online to get career advice?

This post originally appeared at Amy Sample Ward’s Version of NPTech.Amy Sample Ward connects nonprofits with new media technologies. See her business profile, contact Amy or leave a comment.

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