THREE BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING
It’s commonly known that there are “hidden,” or not advertised, job opportunities. According to Power Up Your Job Search page, statistics show that 80% of job vacancies are not advertised. In some regions, that percentage can be higher. Volunteering is a vital way to identify work opportunities and connect with potential employers in the “hidden” job market.
Are you curious about volunteering or wondering what you can gain from it? Are you wondering how volunteering will help your career?
Volunteering allows you to:
- Broaden your network: Volunteering will allow you to make new connections with potential employers and recruiters for organizations you are interested in.
- Demonstrate your abilities: Volunteering allows prospective employers to discover your abilities. This will provide an opportunity for word to spread about your talents and availability.
- Gain Experience: By volunteering your time, you are able to develop new skills and be mentored at the organization. This will allow you to add skills to your resume and provide concrete examples when you demonstrated those abilities at an interview.
Volunteering is one of many ways you can power up your job search. See these pages over at WorkBC.ca to learn more about gaining the job seeker advantage: