Below please find a variety of resources that I hope may be helpful to you in your job search.

Skills Inventory

  • StrengthsFinder 2.0:  This book by Tom Rath can help you determine your top five talents.
  • Johnson O’Connor Aptitude Testing: This is a “nonprofit scientific research and educational organization with two primary commitments: to study human abilities and to provide people with a knowledge of their aptitudes that will help them in making decisions about school and work.”
  • Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator: This is a “psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions.” Take the test online.
  • What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunters Workbook, by Richard N. Bolles. This is a manageable workbook with a variety of exercises that helps you determine your various work strengths and preferences.

Decision Making

  • The Pugh Matrix Method: This is an extremely useful decision matrix. Read more about its origin here.

Resume Templates & Resources

Useful Books

  • The Twitter Job Search Guide, by Susan Britton Whitcomb, Chandlee Bryan, Deb Dib.
  • The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers, by Meg Busse
  • What Color Is Your Parachute: this is a classic Job Search Handbook by Dick Bolles.

Nonprofit & Philanthropy Job Listing Websites (my top picks in alpha order)

  • Americans for the Arts Job Bank ~ jobs in the arts nationwide
  • Bridgespan Jobs  ~ nonprofit job listings
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Job Listings ~ philanthropy and nonprofit jobs nationwide
  • Craigslist Bay Area Nonprofit Job Listings ~ various nonprofit jobs
  • Foundation Center’s Philanthropy News Digest Jobs ~ nonprofit and philanthropy jobs
  • Idealist ~ an online portal for nonprofit and volunteer jobs domestic and international opportunities
  • Northern California Grantmakers’ Job Bank ~ foundation jobs in SF Bay Area.
  • Opportunity Knocks ~ nonprofit jobs
  • Women’s Funding Network Jobs

Career Advice Websites & Blogroll

Volunteering Resources & Links 

The links below are primarily for the San Francisco Bay Area. However, many of these organizations have links in other cities as well.