Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Volunteer Your Way to a Job

I recently read this great article on the "Fast Company" website that ran through all of the benefits of volunteer experience as you move toward the world of work ( I encourage you to go check it out, but here is a brief overview of what volunteer experience can do for you:
  • 41% of employers polled said they considered volunteer experience as valuable as paid work experience
  • 20% of the hiring managers polled in the survey admitted to making hiring decisions based on volunteer work
  • Volunteer experience is the next level of assessing if a person is someone worth hiring when education and work experience are equal among candidates
So, read the article, decide what you would like to give your time to, and go out and do it!

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