Career Services Webinar Series
NPCA launched a Career Services webinar series led by Dr. Ronda Ansted. Dr. Ansted has spent most of her professional life in the non-profit and international development fields. She was a mid-career PCV in South Africa and became a career consultant.
Click on the links below to register for upcoming webinars or to access the recordings and slides for past webinars.
February: Leveraging your Strengths for the Job Search (Feb 20 3:00 pm EST) (boot camp Feb 22-28)
March: Navigating Cultural Re-Integration, the Coronavirus, and the Job Search (March 12 at 3:00 pm EST) (boot camp Jan 14-20)
April: Targeting the Job You Want (April 9 at 3:00 pm EST) (boot camp April 11-17)
May: Informational Interviews (May 7 at 3:00 pm EST) (boot camp May 11-17)
June: Employee or Entrepreneur? (June 11 at 3:00 pm EST) (boot camp June 13-19)
July: Navigating Cultural Re-Integration and the Job Search (July 9 at 3:00 pm EST) (boot camp July 11-17).
August: Creating an Effective Job Search Strategy with YOU in Control (Aug 20 at 3:00 pm EST) (boot camp Aug 22-28)
September: Strategic and Effective Networking for People Who Hate to Network (Sept 10 at 3:00 pm EST) (boot camp Sept 12-18)
October: Navigating Cultural Re-Integration and the Job Search (Oct 15 at 3:00 pm EST) (boot camp Oct 17-23)
November: Prepping for your Salary Negotiation (Nov 12 at 3:00 pm EST) (boot camp Nov 14-20)
December: Network your Way into a Job Holiday Edition (Dec 3 at 3:00 pm EST) (boot camp Dec 5-11)
Peace Corps Career Events
The Peace Corps’ Office of Third Goal and Returned Volunteer Services hosts free in-person and online RPCV career events.
Join them to connect with other returned Volunteers, explore ways to get involved in Peace Corps activities, and chat with employers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors at career fairs.
Peace Corps Community on LinkedIn
Join the Peace Corps Network on LinkedIn. This group is jointly moderated by the National Peace Corps Association and the Peace Corps and is open to PCVs, RPCVs, and staff. “Peace Corps” must appear in your profile in order to be approved. Don’t be fooled by the impostor groups!
Peace Corps Career Link
The Peace Corps has transformed what was formerly known as Hotline into an online platform/jobs board called RPCV Career Link. Additional information on things like non-competitive eligibility can be found here.
Organizations Targeting RPCV Skills
Employers of National Service
Employers of National Service (EONS) works to connect individuals who have participated in national service with leading employers in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to create hiring, recruitment, and advancement opportunities. Through this initiative, national service alumni are able to apply the skills built from their service experience in the workplace, while employers gain access to a highly qualified, hardworking, and dedicated group of potential employees. The initiative was started by President Barack Obama on September 12, 2014 to honor the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps. Look for the hashtags #ServiceEmployers and #NationalService.
How To Transition Into A Career After Service Work
This Forbes February 11, 2019 article written by David J. Smith, President of the Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education, provides helpful suggestions for making the transition to a career after service work.