On Episode 47, Remy Onstad talks to us about why she left a 10-year career in nonprofit and politics to private sector

47. How To Sell Your Nonprofit Skills to the Private Sector, with Remy Onstad

When you’ve been working in the nonprofit, public service or mission-oriented organization for a long time, it can feel impossible to transition into the private sector. Just because it feels impossible, though, doesn’t mean that it is – in fact, this is a switch that happens every single day.

There are many reasons to want to change jobs, but when you’re trying to make an industry leap (like nonprofit to private sector), it can feel a little intimidating and like you have nothing to offer – WRONG! Remy Onstad talks us through how she made this shift.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • What it’s like to be a young twenty-something working in campaign politics and nonprofit in Washington, D.C.

  • Why Remy decided to make the big leap to go to business school and transition into private sector

  • The transferrable skills that Remy shared and sold during her interviews with private sector

  • What it means to work in Strategic HR at a major tech company and why Remy loves this new chapter of her life

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Full Episode Transcript:



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