Category Archives: Volunteering

Volunteer Experience: Impressing Employers with New Skills

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Can volunteer experience really help you get your next gig?

Volunteering between gigs tells employers that you care about something other than making money. In fact, in a survey of over 3,000 hiring managers, sixty percent said that volunteering made candidates more marketable.   

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6 Reasons Volunteering is Great for Your Job Search

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Struggling to accrue the necessary experience to find a good job? Getting beat up by a long job search?

If you are a new grad with little actual work experience, or a job seeker looking for your next position, here are the reasons that you must consider volunteering…   

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10 Reasons Community Service Should Be Required in College

Volunteering is often considered something that’s nice to do, but not absolutely necessary. As a result, the number of students who volunteer is dropping at a rapid rate.

In fact, college student volunteerism peaked in 2004 at 31.2% and by 2010 had dropped down to 26.1%. Which means 3 out of 4 students are missing out on an enriching experience that benefits personally and professionally…   

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#60Day Challenge, Day 14: Volunteer!

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One of the best ways for a young professional with limited work experience to impress an employer? Volunteering.

And yet, very few young careerists feature volunteering on their resumes or LinkedIn profiles. So your task for Day 14 of the #60Day Challenge: arrange two high-quality volunteer assignments…   

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9 Ways Volunteering Helps Shape Your Career

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Volunteering is a mutually beneficial opportunity; a chance to help the greater good, while providing you with great self-reward.

What you might not know is that volunteering is well worth your time and effort in order to advance in your career, or transition into a new one. Consider the reasons why… and then volunteer!   

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Gen Y: Poised to Become the “Give Before You Take” Generation?

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Despite being a generation with a record number of college degrees, the economy during Gen Y’s early career years has been more than challenging.

Still, many Millennials aren’t sitting around waiting for something good to happen. They’re already making a big impact on the world around them. Perhaps they’ll become known as the “Give Before You Take” generation?   

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