Giving Back whilst Moving Forward – Kate

Time is valuable, but in our eyes, there is nothing more valuable than our local community.
Have you ever considered the benefits of volunteering and supporting a local charity or business?
Perhaps you are between working positions and want to gain some key transferrable skills to move closer to your ideal role? Or maybe you want to ensure that your hard work and time is having a direct and positive impact on your community?
Volunteering projects are fantastic – they allow you to support and give back to charities and local businesses that matter to you, showing that you are self-motivated, hard-working and passionate about your community.
There is experience to be gained in a wide range of areas, whether you are learning to provide perfect customer service, to gain some administration experience, to help out at local events, to learn to promote a product, communicate with the public in person or over the phone, and during all of this make useful connections with the local business community.
Volunteering roles are excellent for your CV, showing that you use your time to work with important causes, showing clear passion for what you do.
Most importantly, here at SimkissGuy Recruitment we know that volunteering will also demonstrate key skills to employers that will make you shine in a busy recruitment market:
– Initiative
– Adaptability
– Strong communication skills
– Integrity
– The ability to analyse and problem-solve
– Team work
– Resilience
If you perhaps don’t know where to start on your volunteering journey, why not research into our partner charity LoveBrum? They have a variety of volunteer roles available to members, all on your doorstep, and totally dedicated to giving back to your community.
Click here to find out more about the work we do for the West Midlands

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