Join Valerie Sutton for an in-depth discussion in this video Volunteering and hosting workshops, part of Job Search Strategies.
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You might be surprised to hear that volunteering is not only a great way to give…back to the community, but it can also be a fantastic way to make contacts and…fill gaps in your experience.…Although volunteering is for a cause, your first step is to determine what you…need from the experience.…It could be to gain a new skill set, a new knowledge base, or build your resume.…It should be a mutually beneficial relationship where you bring value to the…organization but that you also benefit.…
Once you have decided on the best volunteer options for you, you'll want to…understand how to set boundaries.…You want to make the most of your time at the organization,…so sit down with the supervisor and discuss your responsibilities, the time…you have to offer, and an end date.…A specific short-term project with an interesting organization can add a lot of…value to your job search.…What you don't want to do is get caught up in an ambiguous ongoing assignment…that does not add value.…
Next, you want to actively engage in developing networks throughout the organization.…
Along the way, discover smart strategies to match your interests with your search and manage your time in order to maximize results.
- Valerie's top five job search tips
- Determining which online job boards to use
- Posting your resume online
- Maximizing the impact of your profile
- Improving your visibility with a blog, workshop, or conferences
- Leveraging your network
- Establishing relationships with recruiters