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6 Tips for Finding a New Job After Getting Fired

Tips for Getting Out of a Rut & Back on the Horse

3. Fill the Void

In order to avoid having gaps in your resume, you may want to consider volunteering your time to an organization that needs help. However, although feeding the hungry at soup kitchens or folding clothes at the Salvation Army or Goodwill are worthy causes, Manciagli warns against doing volunteer work that doesn't relate to your job search.

Instead, she suggests finding volunteer opportunities relevant to your career, or job skills you'd like to develop for your next position. If you need help finding options, try searching for volunteer opportunities at VolunteerMatch or Craigslist.