Service Corps to Social Impact Career – a companion to The Idealist Guides to Nonprofit Careers — is for prospective, current, and former participants of a wide range of service corps who want to use their service experience as a building block to their next steps. Written by Amy Potthast of Idealist.org, the book's sections are available as free PDFs.
Idealist.org and partners have teamed up to create The New Service blog for people seeking careers or pursuing education in the nonprofit sector. The New Service is particularly of interest to current or former participants in term-of-service programs such as AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and so on.
The Idealist Careers, Grad School and Civic Life podcasts provide free, practical professional development advice to people in the public service world. Episodes features interviews with nonprofit professionals, many of whom have service experience.
Check out our links to support for service corps alums.
Check out some handy tables comparing service corps:
Chapter Five of The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers discusses the career advantages of undertaking a term-of-service program. There are two versions of the Guide and this chapter—one for first-time job seekers and one for mid-career professionals and sector switchers.
Read about special considerations for service corps alums who are thinking about graduate school, from Idealist's Grad School Resource Center