You spend hours tweaking your resume and cover letter to show off all your accomplishments, but how do you stand out from other qualified candidates? Once a hiring manager determines that you are capable, they often focus on how you fit with the internal culture, your soft skills, and how you translate previous job experience to the role. In fact, 77% of employers believe soft skills are just an important as hard skills. At this YNPNkc Lunch & Learn, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from a hiring manager and human resources professional at one of the city’s largest employers: Children’s Mercy Hospital.
Ali Abplanalp, Managing Director of Philanthropic Engagement and Events; and Julie Aust, Senior Talent Recruiter have hired a number of people on a rapidly growing team. They have extensive experience hiring for culture fit, and will share what soft skills they look for in a candidate. Learn how you can emphasize those skills and previous experience in the application and interview process, so that you stand out from the crowd. In addition, Julie will share tips on navigating salary and benefit negotiation.
This Lunch & Learn will be pertinent for both experienced nonprofit professionals looking for the next step, as well as entry level professionals looking for their first position.
Allison (Ali) Abplanalp
Managing Director of Community Engagement and Events, Philanthropy
After joining the Children's Mercy team in 2010,Ali has watched the Philanthropy Department grow tremendously over the last eight years. In her role now Ali’s team oversees the hospital’s signature fundraising events, 300+ external fundraisers, auxiliary groups, a robust annual fund, and ever expanding employee giving. The team raises $5+ million a year to fund hospital priorities, expanding our network of supporters, and enhancing engagement opportunities for donors.
Senior Talent Recruiter, Human Resources
Julie's Career of working in human resources begain in 2002 and she joined the team at Children's Mercy in 2015. Within her role at the hospital, she focuses on candidate searching, applicant screening, interview coordination and implementation, and overall HR topics.
A YNPNkc Program
YNPNkc provides diverse opportunities for networking around Kansas City and partners with Nonprofit Connect to offer professional development programming. Learn more about YNPNkc here.
We welcome people of all ages and professions, although most of our members are in their 20s and 30s and working in the nonprofit sector.
More Programs on Personal Development:
A Guide to Nonprofit Financials
- June 21
Navigating the Multi-Generational Workplace
- July 25