Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community, learn new skills, and improve your chances of getting your “dream job.”
Volunteering shows future employers you have initiative and willingness to learn new things. In addition, studies have shown that managers are highly influenced by volunteer work when they hire employees.
To ensure you leverage your volunteer experience to its fullest advantage for your Job Search or Personal Branding, use LinkedIn’s new “Volunteer Experience & Causes” Profile section to showcase your commitment, passion, experience, and the skills you’ve honed.
Displaying your volunteer work may be just the edge that will show a hiring manager that you are the right person for the job.
And, if you are looking to expand your responsibilities in your next position or you’re making a career switch, matching the skills and experience you’ve gained through volunteer work to future openings, will improve your chances.
Volunteering counts, add your volunteer experience to your LinkedIn Profile and get the credit you deserve.