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Leverage Volunteer Work on Your Resume

Leverage Volunteer Work on Your Resume

Kim Isaacs | Monster Resume Expert

You may have altruistic reasons for volunteering, but giving your time has career-enhancing power, too.

“Volunteer work, whether in addition to a current job or an activity in between jobs, shows an employer that you are willing to try new experiences, be involved in your community and generally demonstrates a willingness to take initiative and make things happen,” says Kara Montermoso, content manager at Idealist.org, a site that connects people and nonprofit organizations.

So how do you leverage these positive traits on your resume? The best way to format your volunteer work depends on your career level and track. Follow these tips:

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