Building relationships is a critical part of your job search strategy. While it is beneficial to include a minimum of two business networking events per month, also focus on volunteer work for a charity.


Volunteering is a great way to give back while meeting new people and building business relationships. If possible, volunteer for work that will showcase your business skills. This can be by organizing an event, handling finances, tutoring, working with the media or creating marketing materials. You’ll be doing what comes naturally and it provides an opportunity to “fill in the gap” of time before starting a new job or transitioning to another. In the end, it feels good to do something for others.