Out Of Work? How Volunteering Can Open Doors.

The job search can be discouraging. Service activities offer a number of benefits to those looking for work.

This column is part of an occasional series about how you, too, can make a difference. It is written by the head of our partner organization UniversalGiving, which is dedicated to helping people give and volunteer.

Out of work? You might be saying:

“I want a job, but I just can’t seem to get one. I’ve sent out résumés; posted on Monster, Indeed, and ZipRecruiter; and updated my LinkedIn profile. Nothing seems to work!”

Or maybe you’re in an even tighter spot. You tried for a while, but gave up. Life is too fast, too competitive. There’s no place for you. Your self-esteem feels frozen.

Whatever is occurring isn’t working. Let’s take a new approach.

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