How volunteering can help your career

Whether you are on the quest for a new job, trying to get a promotion or keen for an overall adjustment, below are a few ways volunteering can assist with searching for paid work.

# 1: What are your goals?

Are you looking for an office job but do not have admin skills? Are you a stay at home mum but keen to enter catering? Searching for a chance to demonstrate your integrity or ability in handling individuals?

Take a minute to review any voids or barriers in your abilities or CV that you really feel are holding you back. When you've highlighted the places you wish to improve, you can customise your search for a voluntary post according to your specific requirements and interests.

# 2: Do not underestimate yourself

You may be surprised by the skills you've acquired over the years! Just because you haven't used a certain skill in the office, it does not mean that it does not qualify. Maybe you're a great listener, handle your everyday house budget or have actually translated for close friends or family - all can be of advantage to a potential company. Volunteered in the past?