To volunteer or not to volunteer, that is the question!

volunteerHave you read or been told that you are not suitable for the role because you lack the relevant work experience required? 

There are many ways to get work experience when your CV says you have none and one sure way to get that needed experience for your career climb is engaging in volunteering opportunities.

It is really what it says: volunteer means to give of your time, energy and effort in order to gain knowledge, information, skills, tools, training and on the job experience.

I find that many candidates walk away from this opportunities because of the possibility to be treated wrongly by some organisations however majority of those who embrace volunteering wholeheartedly always come out better and more equipped for the next role.

Here are reasons why you need to try volunteering:

  • To build your work ethics and give you a professional look
  • To develop skills you never had or build up the ones you already have
  • To enable you take advantage of networking opportunities within and outside the professional organisation
  • To give you a more defined career path and vision for you to succeed in other roles or opportunities

Most volunteering opportunities may not have an allowance or salary. This should not deter you from what you need to achieve.

You still need to be on time, give your best to learn the part and my strongest advice is be indispensable

What you learn from your volunteering experience will prepare you for a great start to a promising career.

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To your success!


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