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Brenda gained career expertise as a human resources leader at a global company before becoming an HR consultant. She gained functional experience in a variety of sales roles in the health care industry achieving success for over 20 years. Her passion is participating in, writing about and observing the evolving workforce. For the first time in history four generations work together. It keeps things interesting. Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) are redefining retirement and what it means to age in the workforce. It is not just about money. Okay it plays a role! At 76.4 million members strong, Boomers are leveraging technology to continue their careers and the personal fulfillment working brings. Managing a late-stage career requires more thought than 20 years ago. Unexpected changes in life force us to consider the future. There is no roadmap or one size fits all answer. This blog is about sharing, networking & finding your own right answer to working later, managing your career, redefining retirement, looking for work in your 50s & 60s and reinventing yourself.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Volunteering Leads to New Career Opportunities!

Looking for a new job? With a little time on your hands during your job search, why not volunteer? Choose an organization that has a mission you are passionate about and give a few hours of your time each week. There are benefits to be gained by all. You-make contacts, keep your skills sharp, hopefully improve your mood, meet some new people, increase your network, learn new skills..The organization-gains a skilled worker, gains new ideas, a fresh perspective, expands its network (and may earn a new donor) and gets the help needed to complete a project. Think about volunteering in the field you want to work in--if you are thinking about making a carer change. Volunteer! Someone is waiting for your call.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent practice that is a win-win for the organization and the volunteer. I work in a not-for-profit health organization and we have had several volunteers over the past couple of years that have helped out while they were job searching. They were top notch volunteers. Some have even continued volunteering after they have found new employment! Some success stories - 2 current colleagues started out originally as committee volunteers - now both are full time staff and a great asset to the organization!

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