Monday, February 20, 2012

Unemployed? Start Volunteering!
International Business Times just published their "5 Things You Should Be Doing if You're Unemployed" - and do you know what they listed as #1? That's right...volunteer! Even the author of this article emphasized the need to volunteer strategically. Volunteering in an area that builds your skills sets relevant to your career goals makes you more attractive to potential employers in this very competitive job market. According to the IBT article, "By volunteering somewhere relevant, you’ll keep your skills fresh while enhancing your resume."

Here is a link to the 3-step Action Plan for Strategic Volunteering for those ready to get started. Good luck!

Are you currently utilizing volunteer experience while job hunting? If so, I'd love to hear about your experience and results.