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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Food for Thought: Volunteer and Get Hired?

Many college students and graduates do internships to gain skills, experience so that they appeal to hiring managers when they graduate. Yet many overlook volunteering. It turns out Americans aged 20-24 volunteer the least out of any age group.

According to a survey of human-resource executives, skilled volunteer work (such as helping a nonprofit with their finances) makes job applicants look more appealing to hiring managers.

Who benefits from volunteering? The volunteer gains valuable experience and appeals more to hiring managers, nonprofits gain from the additional resources and hiring managers gain from the increased talent pool. Do I hear a win-win?

Happy Volunteering!

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