By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter
Have you ever noticed that the moment you stop looking for something, you find it? Your keys, your phone, the elusive shopping-list item at your local grocer, or even the love of your life. Sometimes, they seemingly appear out of nowhere at the moment you stop the search itself.... Read More »
Whole regions are organized to reduce their energy consumption and improve their environment. Whole communities are engaged in healthy behaviors. Older adults live at home rather than in institutions because they have the help they need. Young children enter school ready to learn. Every immigrant is able to... Read More »
After the pie, the stolen moments of football-watching, and the one-hour food coma, many Americans on Thursday will feel truly thankful. Some may even feel an urge, located somewhere between their turkey-bloated stomach and cider-smacking lips, to give back.
Twenty-seven percent of Americans volunteer at... Read More »
By Anthony Cintron
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that approximately 62.8 million people volunteered through or for an organization at least once between 2009 and 2010. Even though not all of these volunteers were seeking full-time employment -- with 15 million unemployed, the professional value of... Read More »
By Alina Dizik, Special to CareerBuilder
Rebuilding your confidence after a job loss can be difficult. It's easy to fall into the trap of feeling sorry for yourself, which can cause you to doubt your ability to land a new position. If that happens, make bouncing back your top priority. Read More »
Beth Braccio Hering, CareerBuilder writer
Headline after headline about corporate downsizing and businesses folding can leave you wondering: Is anybody out there actually finding a job?
Yes (though oftentimes not very quickly). Here are three real-life success stories of people who persevered through prolonged... Read More »
Zip through the bustling city of Hanoi on the back of a motorbike to teach English, discover Italy's ancient Roman coast, or play with the children at a local orphanage in Costa Rica. These aren't out-of-reach travel experiences -- these are volunteer vacations.
Students and work professionals are changing their... Read More »
What's the image that comes to mind when you think of volunteering? Digging wells in a foreign country? Feeding starving children? Assisting the elderly at a local hospital? Certainly these are some of the most commonly thought of reasons for volunteering. However, landing a sweet volunteer position within... Read More »
This is what Troy Tillis got out of working as a Peace Corps volunteer: a great job and a graduate degree.
Tillis is a planning and performance analyst with the federal General Services Administration. He helps manage and analyze the long-term direction of a major federal agency. And he credits both the work... Read More »
Can serving the world lead to a great job? Yes it can!
In my last post, I talked about how volunteer work with federal organizations such as the Peace Corps or VISTA can help you gain job skills and contacts that will land you a job afterward, even in this tough economy.
Todd Valdini provides a good... Read More »
According to a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployed people don't like to volunteer. Well, that may be jumping to conclusions-but the statistical fact is that the volunteer rate barely budged in 2009 despite numerous among us being unemployed.
In fact, the report states that "during the... Read More »