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Building Resume Experience: How Volunteering can Benefit your Professional Development

on March 12, 2014

Speaking from Experience

Whether you have cooked a meal at a soup kitchen or helped sort clothes at a local thrift store, most people have been drawn to a volunteer event either through an organization or as a graduation requirement.

However, volunteering doesn’t have to stop once a person graduates high school.

In fact, the benefits of volunteering or joining a community service organization in college can do more than just satisfy the philanthropic urges of one’s conscience. It can also add useful content to a resume and help a person determine skill sets that would have otherwise remained unexplored.

If your resume is lacking professional experience, it can be helpful to add a volunteer position to show a potential employer that you have been dedicated to helping with a noble cause.

Volunteer experience can be included on a resume in the same format as professional endeavors. The position you held, the name…

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