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Volunteering: How Service Enriches Your Life - and how Its Unexpected Halo Effect Boosts Your Career
     

Volunteering: How Service Enriches Your Life - and how Its Unexpected Halo Effect Boosts Your Career

by John Raynolds, Gene Stone
 

Today many of us feel trapped in our jobs, afraid we won't advance, and bored by the routine. Volunteering provides us with an invigorating way to stand out in an ever more competitive environment by reaching out and helping others. Meaningful volunteer work not only enriches our own souls— it is also one of the best ways to advance in a career.

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Overview

Today many of us feel trapped in our jobs, afraid we won't advance, and bored by the routine. Volunteering provides us with an invigorating way to stand out in an ever more competitive environment by reaching out and helping others. Meaningful volunteer work not only enriches our own souls— it is also one of the best ways to advance in a career.

John Raynolds illustrates how inspiration in careers and in lives can be renewed by service to others. He shows how volunteerism can help you:

* Learn how to take career risks

* Pick up new skills

* Meet important contacts

* Expand your industry profile

* Develop an entirely new perspective on your goals

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"I know from my own experience that there is nothing greater to fulfill your dreams, touch your soul, alleviate your sorrow, shrink your needs, and bless lives than sincere volunteerism. This greatly needed book should be read and used by all who want to stretch their hearts by stretching out their hands to others."— Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

"In this career-altering book, John Raynolds gives you inside information on how you can do well by doing good."— Marshall Loeb, former managing editor of Fortune, Money, and editor of the Columbia Journalism Review

"Other people talk about careers with cold-hearted calculation, John Raynolds has written the only book that approaches the subject with a heart, and a sensible heart at that." —Arthur M. Blank, president and CEO of the Home Depot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582380582
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
09/15/1999
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

John Raynolds is president and CEO of the National Peace Garden Foundation in Washington, D.C. Formerly president and CEO of Ward Howell International, the world's seventh-largest executive search firm, and of Outward Bound USA, he has volunteered extensively, running in the New York City Marathon with disabled athletes, and serving on the boards of six nonprofit organizations. He has participated in forty-one Outward Bound expeditions. He lives with his wife, Eileen, in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Gene Stone, a former Peace Corps volunteer, works for several community organizations and is the author of six books, including Little Girl Fly Away.

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