Adding Volunteer and Board Service on Resumes Can Boost Your Job Prospects

According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, candidates with volunteer experience are 27 percent more likely to get a job after being out of work than those who did not volunteer.

Many hiring managers, particularly those in the nonprofit sector, have a deep appreciation for candidates who give their time to organizations that are meaningful to them. “Volunteering sends a strong message about your commitment to a given issue area or organization. I always urge leaders to share their volunteer work on their resume, either because they’re looking to focus full-time on that social issue, via a career shift, or because they want to share more about themselves and their interests,” said Kathleen Yazbak, Founder at Viewcrest Advisors.

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