Civil society is one of the crucial parts of modern democracies. It’s a synergy of various groups, NGOs, and individuals who monitor local governments and try to articulate and advocate the subjects of public interest.Civil society organizations and NGOs play a key role in the prevention of corruption. They also struggle to transform authoritative politics and strengthen young democracies. Having these goals in mind, it’s no wonder that there are more than 10 million NGOs registered worldwide.
Businesses all over the world are dependent on the labour they recruit and train throughout the year because these employees manage all the work that is being done. Employees that earn significant revenue for the business are valuable assets for the business and they do every possible thing to keep them from resigning.
In 2013, I started my Masters in Development Studies and after some courses and a better understanding of development I decided to do an internship in this area. I already had a stable job I enjoyed at a research agency in Sydney, but I wanted to experience a totally new culture and the different working dynamics at a not-for-profit. I always dreamt of working for the United Nations and an internship was my best shot at making this dream come true.
Since we are both into travelling and development challenges, my husband and I went last year for the first time ever to sub-Saharan Africa. The aim was versatile: a mix of voluntary work, leisure time, honeymoon, visiting friends and family. I must admit that I wanted to do it as much as I was scared of it (you do hear different things!). Our trip didn’t turn out exactly how we planed it, yet it was still a lifetime experience, which I’m glad I made as it helped me put things into perspective.
Are you willing to ‘fight for a cause’ and bring a change in the society? Do you wish to open a new NGO, start it from the scratch, but don’t know where to begin with the planning and how to mobilize resources? Then here are some suggestions that might help you to start and sustain an NGO.
A well written cover letter makes a difference and is an important ingredient of a job application. For some, writing a cover letter may seem like a herculean task but skipping it is not advisable as a good cover letter can really get you a step closer to your dream job!
I remember applying to an organization where someone – let’s call him “Boss” — asked his subordinate to call me for an interview. For reasons, I was unable to receive the first call. I managed to trace back the call, find out who called me, and talk to the Boss.
There was a time when I was about to graduate from college after having done B.Tech from IIT Kanpur, India and an MBA from Paris and I wondered which career path I should opt for. On one hand, where the private sector with its perks and salaries pulled me towards itself, on the other hand, a burning desire to create some difference in the lives of the so many around me, made my decision making extremely difficult.
What Boss says is important but what s/he is trying to communicate is very important for your professional growth. At one point of in my career, I was having a boss who was having an extra polite voice and amazing personality. He was soft spoken but quite efficient in communicating what he wanted to communicate. After working for some time, I had started understanding the real meaning of his very sweet communication. Let me quote some, hope you will enjoy.