This morning, I had the pleasure of speaking to members of my local Kiwanis Club; for those not familiar, Kiwanis is focused on helping children. Their motto is: “Serving the children of the world, one child and one community at a time.” I was very impressed with their mission, as well as recognition they give, philanthropy they provide, and attendees.
There were business owners, individuals who work in organizations, and college students; I did no realize that they have a chapter for them. I could not help think of the connections that each of the attendees had with each other, not to mention the good they do. This is one of the best ways to advance your career, not to mention giving back and helping to advance others, who will be our future leaders one day.
By being of service, it feeds off of your values, ethics and integrity, all of which enhance your self-esteem and confidence. There is the opportunity to serve in a leader capacity, which further develops your skills and abilities. They have guest speakers so you can learn more about your community resources or to get some education to enhance your personal/professional development (my talk gave strategies to up one’s performance). And it provides networking opportunities with those who are in a position to help you with your career (a great place to find a mentor or get with a hiring manager).
It’s also good karma. If you want to do good, and enhance your career, I urge you to join a community organization and get involved. It is impressive to see philanthropical activities on a resume – it says alot about your brand and who you are as a person. You will be better because of this.
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