I’m a big believer in volunteering.
First off, there is the fact that it is simply so rewarding – contributing to something bigger than yourself can do wonders for your outlook on life, not to mention how you feel about yourself.
But did you know that volunteering can also benefit your job search? I’m not suggesting you volunteer with ulterior motives, but rather embrace the added bonus of how being a volunteer can tangibly impact your job search and/or career in general!
I’ve seen it first hand through my coaching. But don’t just take my word for it – this article does a great job of outlining 8 specific ways your job search gains from volunteering:
- Staying engaged.
- Building and honing skill sets.
- Increasing odds of finding employment.
- Making a statement that pay isn’t your biggest motivator.
- Increasing self worth.
- Expanding your network.
- General health and well being.
- Setting concrete goals.
The article does a great job of breaking down all 8 of these points, so check it out.
How has volunteering impacted your career?