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Leverage Volunteer Work on Your Resume

Leverage Volunteer Work on Your Resume

Kim Isaacs | Monster Resume Expert

Those on a Steady Career Track

“When seeking new employment, you shouldn’t overemphasize volunteer experience at the sake of directly relevant career experience,” says Willett. “Simply stating volunteer organization name and date may be entirely appropriate.” He advises against listing every organization you have volunteered with for the past 15 years — rather, focus on the most recent ones.

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Sidon suggests most volunteer work is best placed in a separate section. “Your volunteer work should supplement your professional accomplishments and talents, not distract from them,” he says. The Affiliations section of Monster’s Resume Builder is the perfect spot to mention volunteer activities.


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