Landing your dream job is hard work. You spend hours each night combing through listings, trying to find the perfect company and role. Then, you take even more time perfecting your application. And even after all that, you’re not guaranteed the job—or even an interview. So, what can you do to up your chances of scoring that coveted position?
It’s simple: Start volunteering.
Volunteering not only helps you stand out in the job search, but it can also guide you to figure out what you want to do in the long run. If you’re not convinced yet, listen to this: 76% of career advisers say that a candidate with volunteer experience is more likely to get his or her preferred job.
Bonus: It doesn’t just help your career, volunteering helps others people, too. And, that’s kinda the best perk of all.
Infographic courtesy of MovingWorlds . Photo of volunteer hands courtesy of Shutterstock .
A UNC-Wilmington grad born and raised in North Carolina, Kaitlyn always knew she would end up in NYC to pursue writing. As a summer editorial intern, she contributes career advice to The Muse. In addition, she also writes for other publications, such as USA TODAY College, Her Campus, and The Huffington Post. You can find her searching the city for the best eats, binge-watching Netflix, or catching up with friends at dinner. Say hi on Twitter @KaitlynRussell_More from this Author