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Be Your Own Career Coach by Rus Slater

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CHAPTER 10

Putting it back

WHY BOTHER BEING ALTRUISTIC?

You may find the premise of this chapter a bit weird; the book is about your career, but this chapter is about going out into society and doing things for nothing. Surely that is going to distract you from your career isn’t it?

Well, maybe not. Doing things for altruistic reasons can, and often does, have many more tangible benefits, as I have found myself.

CASE STUDY

In 2007 I offered to design and deliver some training for a small local charity as a freebie. As I wrote the training material it blossomed into a 60-page detailed ‘manual’ on the subject.

In 2008 I offered the 60-page manual to a start-up organisation that was building an online resource for managers; the offer was to ...

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