Jobs That Matter: Find a Stable, Fulfilling Career in Public Service

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Jobs That Matter provides job seekers with the tips they need to land a great job in government (including local, state, and federal), nonprofit, or corporate organizations serving the public good. This book helps you pinpoint the right public service career for your interests and talents, and then helps you land it with key research, networking, resume, cover letter, and interviewing techniques. Along the way you ll read profiles of people in various public service jobs, showing how they got their jobs and what they re like.

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Heather Krasna, MS, is Director of Career Services for the University of Washington s Evans School of Public Affairs. She has more than 10 years of experience as a career advisor and employer relations specialist in colleges and universities, and has helped more than 7,000 job seekers to find jobs and internships. She has a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management from New School University and a Certificate in Adult Career Planning and Development from NYU, and has served on several nonprofit boards of directors. Heather recently wrote and won the Partnership for Public Service s Call to Serve grant, which is given to only five universities in the United States each year for the purpose of helping colleges promote federal government employment. She blogs weekly for the prominent government social networking site GovLoop.

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Finally, something really useful for non-profit jobs. I wish I'd written this book, but know I couldn't have done such a good job.
--Martin Yate CPC, NY Times bestseller, and author of Knock em Dead The Ultimate Job Search Guide

I officially pronounce this book AWESOME.  All the tricks I wish I had when entering public service.  Heather is the tour guide du jour in the world of public service.  A must read! --Steve Ressler, Founder of Govloop.com

With a range of in-depth looks at career fields, profiles of current professionals, and useful resources, "Jobs That Matter" is full of tools and tips.
--Steve Joiner, Author, The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for Sector Switchers

Jobs That Matter: Find a Stable, Fulfilling Career in Public Service is a must-have resource for those pursuing a career in public service. --Antoinette A. Samuel, MPA CAE, Executive Director, American Society for Public Administration

Reading this book is a smart step on the journey to both finding a fulfilling job and serving the nation.  --Max Stier, CEO and President, Partnership for Public Service

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