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Are volunteerism and employment connected? August 16, 2013

Filed under: Grab bag,Volunteer — seattleworks @ 10:01 am

Are you currently looking for a job? Do you find yourself wondering what employers are looking for?

A recent article published by the Wall Street Journal indicates that service work may help you in the job market. According to a survey taken by 202 human-resource executives, more than 80% of them said they would be more likely to hire a graduate with skilled volunteer experience.

However, less than half of college seniors say they have considered volunteerism as a means to develop skills for future employment. 12.6% of 20-24 year olds are unemployed, yet less than one-fifth of them volunteer. If you are currently in college, a fresh graduate, or looking for a job, considering taking on a service role in your community to increase your marketability.

Potential employees, nonprofits, and employers can all benefit from skills developed through volunteer work. Lend a hand and get involved today!

We hope you enjoy our recap of this Wall Street Journal article


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