We've all had moments in which we've felt completely hopeless and helpless. During those moments, you struggle to figure out how to move forward. Sometimes it doesn't seem like there's anything you can do to move forward. When all else fails, try helping someone else.
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Getting fired or laid off can be a frustrating, emotional experience. You're not sure what to do with your time, and worse, sometimes you start to question your value. Volunteering gives you a productive outlet for coping with the situation.
Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, but it can also fill in large gaps in your resume between jobs.
Most people use LinkedIn to connect with coworkers old and new, meet new people in their field, and search for jobs or networking opportunities. Now, the service can help you find volunteering opportunities too, and match you up with charities and non-profit organisations that need your skills and can offer you valuable experience in return.
We already know that volunteering can improve your life expectancy, but it also turns out it can increase your chances of getting hired. A recent LinkedIn survey reinforces the usefulness of letting potential employers now about your volunteer activities.
A couple of weeks ago Wendy posted a number of ideas on how to save a life with your computer. It was a great idea and a great list of ways you can use your computer or the net to make a difference in someone's life. It inspired me to throw in my $0.02 worth on the topic, and mention some worthwhile Aussie ventures you can support online as well.