Unemployed – Want to Get Ahead? Give It Away And Become Successful
When I look back at my specific training, transferable skill sets and all I’d learned I asked myself, “How and where I could, utilize them, while at the same time promoting my new business, Meaningful Employment LLC.” I began by exploring how I could benefit local charitable organizations. For example, if you’re trained in project management search for a non-profit charity that may need your skill to prepare and implement a new development plan. Contact the charities or non-profits in your area and request an audience. Let them know you’re willing to provide your services, utilizing your specific skills, in return for recommendations and referrals to for-profit companies.
How do you get in touch with charities and organizations?
Be willing to give of yourself freely. Let’s face it, you need to get in front of organizations to show off your talents and skills. Maybe you have a passion for a particular cause or have a connection that just might open a door to show off what you do. Talk with your circle of friends and collect information about what they did to get out of themselves and to give back. How were they involved, where and why did they get involved?
I’d always had a passion to help people who were exploring ways to improve themselves and their careers. Over the years I was fortunate enough to hire, develop and mentor several individuals. For example, when I retired, I talked with my friends, colleagues and checked the internet. As a result I volunteered at a local non-profit mentoring and providing advice on resumes. This eventually led to an adjunct teaching assignment at a local college and eventually to writing “Learning Employment Readiness Skills How to re-enter today’s competitive workforce.” and the start of Meaningful Employment LLC.
I’m not suggesting that it was easy. It’s not. However, if you know a charity or organization you where you can show case you’re skill-set it just might be what jump-start, your career and send, you back into the workforce.
When giving back make it enjoyable –and have FUN
Whatever your skills and motivation are, get involved, give back and above all remember to have a good time. You’ll feel better about yourself and be happier getting out of your regular routine. The rewards far outweigh the commitment.
I highly recommend making a few small modifications to your everyday life. It may be just what you need. Be selective of the charitable organizations you’re in. And in no time, you can be on your way to attaining “Meaningful Employment.”