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How Volunteering Can Help You Get a Job

Learn how volunteer work can help your resume from career expert Nicole Williams in this Howcast video.


A recent LinkdIn study found that hiring managers, over 80% of them consider volunteer work to be true work experience. Because these organizations have really strapped financials, their volunteers are actually doing real work. A lot of times, especially when you're first graduating from college or you're going back into the world of work or you want to change industries, you don't have any experience. And so what you need to do is volunteer so that you can build that experience base and get the skills and the opportunity and the relationships you need to actually get a job outside of that volunteer work experience. So one of the things that I really encourage you to do is to list volunteer work experience that is relevant to the job you're applying for. It is worth listing your volunteer work experience, especially if your volunteer experience is true to the job that you're hoping to get.

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