A Simple Way To Stay Sharp

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A Simple Way To Stay SharpHere's a simple way to stay sharp while you're looking for a job, increase your confidence, meet interesting people, and even create new opportunities.
            
(It's something I recommend every job seeker does.)
            
Volunteer -- i.e. donate your skills and experience to your community.
            
Here are some different ways you could do that:

First, young start-ups are always looking for more help. This is particularly a great option if you're interested in new technology or business trends.
            
Second, the website Idealist.org lets you search for volunteering activities that are related to a specific cause, keyword, skill, etc.
            
Finally, local governments often list volunteer positions on their websites too.
            
Volunteering is a great way to keep yourself sharp and currently while you're looking for a job. It looks good on your resume, also.
            
What's more, it's good for your self-esteem -- because it puts you in an environment where you can focus on your skills and what you give.
            
It's a great way to keep yourself positive during the job search grind, especially if you're going through a temporary dry-spell.
            
But the best part?
            
It enriches your life.
            
You make new friends.
            
You immerse yourself in new circles.
            
You're exposed to new ideas.and ways of thinking.
            
And -- although this shouldn't be your reason for doing it -- volunteering does, once in a blue moon, lead to full-time positions.
            
So volunteer for something today!

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 40,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.