Networking. Volunteering. Leadership.

Lexi Morgan

Everyone knows it. Yes, that saying…”It’s not about what you know, it’s who you know.” In the job world, most people have a degree. So what makes a candidate stand out when so many others have the same piece of paper as their neighbor? It’s who you KNOW! And, what better way to ‘know’ people, then through networking!


Everyone knows about networking. It’s one of those essential words professionals have gotten used to using. But, there is a difference between using it in your vocabulary and using it as an action. Do NOT underestimate the power of networking. It’s actually quite simple!

Find and attend events related to your field. Introduce yourself and ask questions. Then, follow up with the people that you meet. As a result, you’ll gain contacts, friendships, advice, knowledge and quite possibly, a job.

Now, lets add to the equation. “It’s not about what you know, it’s who you know and… WHAT YOU DO!”

Volunteering IS Networking.

Volunteering is not just aesthetically pleasing to resumes and recruiters, it’s a great way to stay connected and get involved in your community. By volunteering, you’ll gain all the benefits of networking, all while making a difference and growing on a personal level.

Let’s keep adding to the equation. “It’s not about what you know, it’s who you know and… what you do, and HOW YOU DO IT!”

Leadership Opportunities Come from Volunteering.

Building and demonstrating leadership skills can easily bring you to the top of the job seeking totem poll. Running a committee or taking part in planning community events are just a few examples. Not everyone has the ability or want to lead and employers will appreciate your efforts.

So, at the end of the day it can be said that the three ingredients to help you stand out from the rest and build an incredible career are: networking, volunteering and leadership.