People want to feel good and look good at work—I am sure you are no exception. Being happy in your current job has to be paramount, since looking for a new job is not the right decision for everyone. If I can give you a suggestion to use that has a positive ROI that is both measurable and invaluable, that can provide positive corporate public relations and, in some cases, that can have new business ideas evolve by bringing together employees that don’t normally work together, you would want it, yes? Well, here you go….
You need to meet Susie Schub. Susie is someone I had the pleasure of meeting a couple of months ago and we had breakfast last week. I love what she does and how she can help you look good at work. She founded and runs Caring Capital (www.caringcap.com), an organization that provides artist-created workshops for corporate volunteers to build furniture and other pieces for children and families at risk in their local communities. These programs boost employee morale, foster business ideas and enliven corporate cultures repeatedly. She collaborates with boutique firms to large corporations to design programs that make it easy for their employees to participate willingly—this is the key to its success! She also guides teams to choose projects that meet the goals of their volunteer efforts to ensure the tangible and intrinsic results far outweigh the time and material investments. Here are some of their success stories that you can bring to your firm as examples as to how your company can benefit from this initiative:
• New York Life Investments decided to focus on two low-income preschools in Dover instead of spreading their resources broadly. They convened a standing Steering Committee to represent most departments across the office with committee members serving as ambassadors to their own groups to encourage volunteer action. They engaged Caring Capital to lead an on-site “Build for the Kids” project to take place one afternoon. Nearly 80 volunteers built and decorated 24 bookcases, toy boxes and table-and-chair sets for these two preschools. The interaction among employees who normally do not work together on a daily basis helped facilitate stronger cross pollination of ideas once the teams returned to the office.
• RegentAtlantic Capital booked Caring Capital to develop an afternoon event to conceptualize and build seven coffee tables for in-need families from the organization, Homeless Solutions, who would be transitioning to their own apartments. Besides constructing tables, everyone designed and created cut-glass mosaic tiles to enhance each piece of furniture. The company’s founder noted that the employees were still raving about their positive experience for weeks after the event and memorialized it with the media article that covered the event featured in the office kitchen.
There are many ways to look good at work: bring in additional revenues, implement ideas that cut costs, develop processes that streamline timelines. You are probably doing some of this or a part of teams that engage in these projects already. But suggesting to your organization to explore a project with Caring Capital can help you look even better ….it is an initiative that can help you and your fellow employees feel good at work—and isn’t that what we are all trying to do each day? Sometimes looking for a new job is not the right answer. Doing something to feel good at work and appreciate what you have can often be the appropriate elixir…So give Susie a call…
Written by Lisa Rangel, Executive Resume Writer
If you are interested in working with Lisa Rangel, an accomplished executive resume writer, social media profile writer and job search consultant, to achieve the social media exposure and land the interviews you want, sign up for an exploratory call now and learn about the Chameleon Resumes services that can help you land your next role.
Daily Career Tips
Landing your next job doesn't have to be an overwhelming, frustrating or time-sucking task. Get daily tips on how to find the position you deserve, delivered right to your inbox:
- The #1 addition every post-covid resume needs in 2021 and beyond.
- How to get prepared for a job change even if you like the job you have.
- How to handle a chaotic job market and where to focus your job-seeking efforts (hint, it’s not the job boards).
- Where to find great jobs without submitting 500 meaningless job applications.
- How to slice through the Applicant Tracking System B.S. and land a 6- figure role you love.
- How to track down the “unpublished job market” and have your pick of the best jobs out there.
- How to write a resume that will hit hiring managers right between the eyes and have them scrambling to book your interview.
- How to get up to speed with your online branding and write a LinkedIn profile that positions you as the #1 expert in your field.
- How to approach job seeking with the “human touch” so you can keep the bots at bay.
- And finally, access to our 4-stage META Job Landing system we’ve used with thousands of job seekers just like you.
Lisa Rangel and The Chameleon Team are the only executive resume writing, LinkedIn profile development, and job landing consultancy who has been hired by LinkedIn and recognized by Forbes. Our 4-Stage META Job Landing System stems from decades of corporate and executive recruiting experience to position you to land your next 6-figure role faster.