How Volunteering Helps You Change Careers, with Aaron Good


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Volunteering while in the midst of a job search might seem like a waste of time. After all, why would you work for nothing and waste your skills and expertise? But the fact is, volunteering might actually help you find your next job, says Find Your Dream Job guest Aaron Good. Volunteering can provide you with purpose and allow you to stay connected to other people. Those connections can sometimes turn into actual jobs. Volunteering may also uncover hidden interest in a field that you never considered.

About Our Guest:

Aaron Good ( is a career counselor who focuses on career, purpose, and identity. As the founder of Trailhead Counseling (, he works with individuals who want to improve their current job, find a new career more aligned with their values, or reaffirm the track they’re on.

Resources in This Episode:
  • Aaron offers a variety of counseling options in the Portland area. To make an appointment, go to:
  • Do you find yourself applying for any job that you think you could do? Before you send out your next application, stop chasing every lead and get clear about your own goals. Our free guide, Finding Focus in Your Job Search (, can help.

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