LinkedIn News – Volunteer Work Makes You More Employable!

linkedin profileAnnounced this week by LinkedIn, you can now add your volunteerwork,and the causes you are most passionate about, to support your LinkedIn profile.

You may be thinking that your volunteer contributions are irrelevant to job search or that this new LinkedIn feature is pretty small in the grand scheme of Social Media job networking? You’ll be surprised to know that LinkedIn surveyed over 1,000 people and found that more than one fifth of Hiring Managers actually rate volunteer work enough to hire a candidate as a direct result of the charitable work undertaken. The survey also revealed that 77% of us have had volunteer experience but only 46% of us include it on our professional resume.

Based on these statistics, it’s clear that updating your LinkedIn profile with your Volunteer work will achieve results.

Adding “Volunteer Experience & Causes” to your LinkedIn Profile:

After logging in, click “Profile” at the top of LinkedIn.

  • Click the “Add Sections” hyperlink.
  • Select “Volunteer Experience & Causes.”
  • Click the “Add to Profile” button and then fill out the applicable fields.

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About Kylie Hammond
Executive Search Consultant, Head-Hunter, HR Consultant, Executive Career Coach, Expert Resume Writer & Executive Talent Agent.

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