Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Do good, get a job.

If you're unemployed and executing your job hunt plan during normal business hours (9-5 Monday thru Friday), that leaves you with plenty of time in the evening and on weekends to volunteer for a charity and attend charity events. The volunteer aspect is important because it allows your soft and hard skills and abilities to shine through. Thus, you'll get to know some pretty incredible and like-minded people. Most importantly, they'll likely have their guard down in that environment, so you'll be able to develop authentic relationships, where you otherwise might not be able to. People like people who do good and are like-minded. When the common question of "What do you do for a living?" pops up (as it inevitably does), you'll have your opportunity to pitch your value proposition and determine if there are any hiring opportunities on the horizon.

Are you being kind with your time, volunteering your skills and abilities for common good, and attending charitable events?

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