That put me in a very unexpected position with just one degree of separation between me and the man who may be the next POTUS.
And what separates me from Donald Trump is Donald's son Eric Trump.
I have met Eric several time at business conferences where we have shared the stage.
Eric has always been there for just one purpose. To make money, not for himself or his father, but for St. Jude's Children's Hospital in New York. From my perspective he has been a tireless supporter of this charity. And, I have personally witnessed him help to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the hospital. He raised the money from entrepreneurs and business owners, capitalists.
What does all this have to do with you getting and keeping the job you want?
When you willingly give your time, your money, or both, to a cause that is bigger than yourself, it makes you a better person. And, being a better person makes you more attractive to potential employers.
If I were looking to hire Eric Trump for any position, his charitable work would play a significant role in my consideration.
Likewise, when I look at a resume of a potential job candidate and they include references to their volunteer activities, it immediately lets me know that they are not a one-dimensional person.
While I realize that some employers believe they want to hire people whose only interest is their work, most a much wiser than that. They realize that the key to employee longevity in any role that is preventing burnout. And, the key to preventing burnout is balance.
Volunteer activity helps bring balance.
As an individual, it helps you to keep perspective on your own life when you are actively engaged in helping others, whose lives are not as good as your own.
Also, your volunteer experience can often give you opportunity to take on responsibilities which are much greater than you have at work. This is one of the best ways to get experience to back up your push to get the job you want.
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