Starting The New Year – Advice To Share With Young Career Women: Five Easy Tips

Volunteer strategically

In other words, find a volunteer activity that helps you develop and leverage additional skills.
I joined my first non-profit board shortly after graduating from law school. Yes, this is one situation where people like to have lawyers around! Over the years, I joined several boards of all different sizes and budgets. The one thing which was consistent is that I would serve on a committee that was outside my normal duties of my work or professional expertise at the time. For example, I am not trained in finance, but I learned about budgets and forecasting by serving on several budget and finance committees.
If you work at a consulting firm or in finance, volunteer for a non-profit board and offer to help on the marketing committee. They gain from your fresh perspective on issues and you are adding another skill to your toolkit.

Simple and Easy Tips to Share.  Happy 2014.

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