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Is Your Volunteer Experience on Your LinkedIn Profile?

Hiring managers care about your volunteer experience, according to a recent survey from LinkedIn.

Some 41% of nearly 2,000 professionals said that when evaluating candidates’ resumes, they consider volunteer experience to be equally as valuable as paid work experience.

Additionally 20% of hiring managers surveyed said they had made a hiring decision based on a candidate’s volunteer experience.

Yet, only 45% of those surveyed actually include their volunteer experience on their resumes. To that end, LinkedIn has introduced a new feature, “Volunteer Experience and Causes,” a space for members to list volunteer work on their profiles.

So what are you waiting for? Take a few minutes today to update your LinkedIn Profile, and help your professional network discover organizations to get involved with. We’ve even included some sample language for you below.

Update your LinkedIn Profile now at www.linkedin.com/profile/edit-volunteering-combined?trk=influencer.

If you are not yet a LinkedIn member, it takes just a few minutes to create a profile at http://www.linkedin.com/.

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