Volunteering

Under the heading of "areas that job hunters overlook," a high-value activity is volunteering. This can take many diverse forms...

- from offering your time at a soup kitchen
- to serving on a committee at your place of worship
- to heading up a subcommittee in a local chapter of your professional society (e.g. ASTD, ODNet or SHRM for a Training & OD Guy like me)
- to starting your own local job search support group
- etc

Or all the above.

I have found in my own personal experience, that the more of the above that you do, the more you get from it, in relationships, connections, visibility, and ultimately job leads.

Fellow HR & networking expert Abby Kohut has a great blog entry on this.

Posted by Terrence Seamon, June 11, 2009

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