You’ve heard these words: “I’m frustrated that I’m not moving up fast enough at work…Why was I passed over for a promotion that I thought I deserved…They told me that I wasn’t qualified for a position because I didn’t have enough management experience…”

Executive Summary

You want to get into management but don't have the opportunity to learn management skills on the job. What do you do? Volunteer, says Executive Coach Marsha Egan, listing the advantages volunteering can offer and providing some tips for success.

Many people find themselves in situations like these. They want to get into management, but they don’t have the opportunity to learn management skills on the job. What can they do?

Volunteer!

Volunteering is perhaps the best-kept career development secret. Adopt it and it will be your secret to success. Encourage those around you to take the reins and gain valuable experience in a non-job threatening environment.

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