Author Archives: Ali Machado

How Older Job Seekers Can Increase Their Tech Savvy

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As organizations switch to work-from-home models in the wake of COVID-19 and interviews, on-boarding, and professional development all continue to go virtual, technology has become an even more important piece of the job search puzzle.

While job seekers of all …

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Feeling Distracted By Current Events? How to Stay Focused and Productive at Work

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Between the COVID-19 pandemic and the national unrest of the past couple of months, many people are feeling overwhelmed and distracted by the news cycle.  And with your news feed vying for your attention at all times, it can feel …

By Joeli Katz - Idealist Careers
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Afraid to Talk About Sensitive Topics at Work? Read this Guide First

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Imagine this: you are at a meeting where some colleagues are beginning to talk about a sensitive topic, such as race and racism in higher education. You know that there is a possibility of accidentally offending someone with your thoughts, …

By Yejin Lee - Idealist Careers
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5 Books to Help You Think (and Talk) About Race

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For many people, the most recent protests related to the Black Lives Matter movement have sparked a desire to better understand racism—and ways to fight it—in the U.S. You may wish to deepen your understanding by reading books on the …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
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Resources for Practicing Self-Care Right Now

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We recently held the third and final part of our Idealist Live series, Self-Care for Everybody. In our final event, I had the opportunity to moderate an honest and informative conversation with Holistic Life Foundation’s Ali Smith and Jessica Kennedy …

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What You Need to Know About the Supreme Court’s Decision for LGBTQ Workers

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Monday, June 15, 2020 will be recorded in history as the day it became illegal across the United States for employers to discriminate against LGBTQ workers because of their gender identity or sexual orientation.

The Supreme Court ruled, six to …

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Got Laid Off? Here’s What to Do Now

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Unexpectedly losing your job is an incredibly stressful experience. While you worry about your job prospects and meeting your financial responsibilities, it can feel difficult to stay positive and focused on your self-care.

As the country (and world) continues to …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
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Practical Advice for Transgender and Nonbinary Folks Navigating the Job Search

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The job search can be stressful for anyone. You have to find a company you like offering a position you’re qualified for (and will hopefully enjoy!), and then you have to submit your application, reach out to your potential references, …

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Job Searching While LGBTQ: How to Find a Truly Inclusive Place to Work

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Kaiba Lithicum sits across from me, smiling as he talks, clearly at ease in his workplace. But that hasn’t always been the case. He’s often struggled with how he’s been treated at work as a trans person of color. “Being …

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What I’ve Learned About Coming Out as Bisexual at Work—After Doing it at 11 Jobs

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“I’m glad that you write about being bisexual,” a colleague said to me over beers one recent evening. She shared that she hasn’t been out to anyone at work in years and how that decision had been unintentional, but also …

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