VOLUNTEERING CAN GIVE ME: Chance to Acquire More Experience

- experienceEspecially for younger adults just getting into the world of work, experience is one of the major barriers to landing that ideal position, even for those with the qualifications or even a degree.

If you can’t get someone to pay you to do what you want just yet, try volunteering to do it, or something closely related, for free.

Voluntary work looks great on a CV because it not only shows the employer that you have dabbled in the work in question, but it makes you look like a “team player” willing to go the extra mile to get a job done even without explicit reward. Even if the work isn’t directly related to the position you apply for, regular volunteering shows that you are able to manage your time and commit to a goal once you’ve begun it, both vital qualities in any employee.

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