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How to get a nonprofit job

By Kerry Hannon, contributor, Forbes

When I speak to job seekers over 50 who’ve spent their careers in the business world, they often say they’d love to work at a nonprofit that would let them tap their skills and truly make a difference.

Maybe you are eager to shift out of the corporate world and into the nonprofit sector so you can give back and leave a legacy. Your timing is excellent.

The 2015 Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey by the Nonprofit HR consulting firm found that 50 percent of the 362 nonprofits it queried anticipate creating new positions this year, up from 19 percent in 2009. Hiring is expected to be especially robust among public/social benefit, health, human services and environmental/animal groups.

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