Need a Paying Job? Some Ways Volunteering Can Help
Use your skills to benefit others and yourself.
Need a Paying Job? Here are some Ways Volunteering Can Help:
Laid-off workers often become discouraged when they don’t land a new job right away. If you’re unemployed and looking for work, try channeling your angst into altruism and becoming a volunteer.
Also known as working pro bono, volunteering lets you use your skills and abilities to help others. And from a practical standpoint, it can help you beef up your resume, acquire new skills, make important connections and potentially land a paying job.
Pro Bono and Volunteer Work Boosts your confidence. Donna Schilder, a certified Career Coach based in Long Beach, Calif., urges her out-of-work clients to begin volunteering ASAP. “I’ve worked with lots of people in recent years who were unemployed for more than a year,” she says. “Typically, they completely lose confidence and don’t interview well.” Participating in a volunteer project can quickly turn this around. “Their confidence and enthusiasm go up immediately, and it’s easier for them to talk to other people,” she says.
Donna Schilder is an Executive Coach who provides a place for her clients to stand back, assess situations, reconnect to their goals, and choose the best approach to achieve business and personal success. Donna also owns Glacier PointSolutions, Inc. which provides Executive Coaching & Training to High Technology, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Professional Services, and Nonprofit leaders. Contact Donna at 562 434 7822 or Donna@DonnaSchilder.com.