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Welcome back to our Get Hired job search blog series – one more day until we reach the end of our blog journey.

 

Question of the Day: Can you find a few extra hours of free time each month?

I believe that each of us has special gifts and talents and we cheat the world when we keep them to ourselves.  You can add value to the world as you seek to Get Hired.

 

Job search tip #29: Contribute to Your Community

Whether serving as a tutor, receptionist, event planner, landscape artist, or member on a board of directors, volunteering can help job seekers learn new skills, build social connections, and perform in leadership positions.  Serving your community allows you to utilize your professional skills and show employers that you are engaged in the employment world.  Gaining in-depth knowledge about a specific cause or industry can elevate your self-confidence.  In some instances volunteering can be an entry point into the job of your dreams.   

 

 Stay tuned for our FINAL job search tip #30 tomorrow.  Take advantage of our summer sale TODAY!

 

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 Nicki Sanders, Chief Visionary Officer of The Teen Toolbox, is a Life Skills Expert who uses her Packaged For Success™ programs to help clients set goals for life and create a road map to reach those goals. Ms. Sanders is an experienced case manager, trainer, and administrator. She offers professional development training for both youth and adults. Ms. Sanders holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and has fifteen years of direct experience with a diverse array of clients in residential, school-based, and community based agencies.

 

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Comments 4

  • I think people desperately seeking a job often stay in a cocoon rather then getting out into the community. You never know who you will meet until you get out there and network.

  • Hello Nicki,

    Yes, volunteering is definitely one of the best ways to find the job or career of your dreams! I love the idea of it building confidence. I hadn’t thought about that, but it’s true. And it promotes feelings of health and well-being, according to research on volunteering.

    I did my practicum at the Alzheimer Society, and they hired one of their volunteers for a wonderful full-time position. That’s another perk: getting to know the organization from the inside out, so you’re first in line when they have an opening!

    Thanks for this quick tip that’s very effective – and so good for the community.

    Stay true to you,
    Laurie

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