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  • Meme of the Week
  • Article of the Week: How to Write a Cover Letter for Social Impact Jobs
  • New Job Opportunities
  • Win of the Week: ALDI Commits to Phasing-Out Super Pollutant Refrigerants
  • Bummer of the Week: There are More Microplastics in Bottled Water Than We Thought

Meme of the Week

Article of the Week

How to Write a Cover Letter for a Social Impact Job

Here’s a little-known fact: everyone loves writing cover letters. They are so fun to write and if you don’t think so then there is clearly something wrong with you, man.

Ha ha ha just kidding they are the worst thing in the world and everyone hates them. But guess! what! They still exist! And you have to write them even if they make your eyeballs bleed!

So since you gotta write a cover letter to secure your dream social impact job, you might as well learn how to write a great one. Ready to get past cover letter writer’s block? As always, we got you.

Here’s the most important thing to keep in mind: cover letters for social impact jobs are different from other cover letters. In this industry, the mission is the name of the game.

It’s crucial to communicate your passion for the organization’s mission and how you could contribute to solving the problems they’re up against. Here’s what you need to include:

  1. How/why you connect with the company’s mission - show them you actually care and aren’t just stealing from the mission statement on their website.
  2. If you have a personal story or experience that relates to the company’s mission, USE IT.
  3. Next, illustrate how your skills are a match for the position and the company’s needs. How can you help solve their problems?

With these three elements in mind, you’re ready to craft a cover letter that sings.

Of course, you could also just ask CHATGPT to write the cover letter for you. JUST KIDDING AGAIN…sort of. Using AI tools to help you get started with a cover letter is a great idea. Copy and pasting it from ChatGPT without reviewing it or adding your personal touch is not a great idea.

Companies want to hire humans, so don’t let AI do all the work for you. Better yet, have real humans review your materials before you apply for the job. Want an expert opinion on your resume? Check out our resume reviews!

New Job Opportunities

NMTC Associate Director at Steadfast City Economic & Community Partners - St. Louis, MO; Rochester, NY; Fairhope, AL or Remote (USA)

Director of Development at UnLocal - New York, NY (Hybrid)

Chief Scientist (Remote) at NatureServe - Remote (USA)

Financial Controller at Onja - Toamasina, Madagascar

Senior Associate Director for Europe, Investor Relations (Fundraising) at The End Fund - London, UK; Paris, France or Amsterdam, NL

NMTC Project Coordinator (QALICB Support Specialist) at Steadfast City Economic & Community Partners - St. Louis, MO; Rochester, NY; Fairhope, AL or Remote (USA)

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Win of the Week:

ALDI, everyone’s favorite grocery store with coin-operated carts, has become the first major grocery retailer to phase out “super pollutant refrigerates.” They’ve committed to switching all 2300+ stores to natural refrigerants by the end of 2035.

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Bummer of the Week:

There are even more plastic particles in bottled water than we thought. In fact, researchers have found that there are 10 to 100 times more microplastics and nanoplastics in bottled water than previously estimated.

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