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New Job Website Aimed at Peace Corps Community

WASHINGTON—The National Peace Corps Association, the nation’s leading 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization supporting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and the Peace Corps community, announced today it has launched a new website called the Next Step Job Finder aimed at job-seeking Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and employers looking to hire them.

“This is one of the few job sites that’s exclusively aimed at the Peace Corps community,” said Kevin Quigley, president of the National Peace Corps Association. “Unlike other jobs boards, the Next Step Job Finder is tailored specifically to Volunteers who’ve returned home and are looking for a job, whether it’s an internship, volunteer opportunity, or paid position.”

The Next Step Job Finder is one of many resources the National Peace Corps Association offers to former Volunteers to help them acclimate back home and take the next step in their career, which is often working in a field where they can utilize the skills and knowledge they gained while serving in the Peace Corps.

Quigley said that the site is also a great resource for employers looking to hire those who served in the Peace Corps. Volunteers have learned to be self-sufficient and innovate with few resources so they are a great asset to any team. By necessity, they are entrepreneurial because they often work independently or in small groups where there are limited resources and weak government services, forcing them to be creative and self-motivated in devising innovative solutions to problems.

Job-seekers can upload their resume to be viewed by potential employers who can sign up for a resume subscription to browse posted resumes.

 “In a tough economy, resources like the Next Step Job Finder can be an invaluable tool to former Volunteers looking for the perfect ‘next step’ in their career, whatever field it may be,” Quigley added. “Too many job sites try to take the one-size-fits-all approach and we feel a job site aimed at this group would help both job-seekers and employers looking to hire from the Peace Corps community.”

Visit the National Peace Corps Association’s Next Step Job Finder at http://jobs.peacecorpsconnect.org.

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