by Deborah Bates on March 29, 2012

posted on boyce recruitment updates,

Volunteering could be the key to securing work

Volunteering could boost job-seekers’ efforts to secure work, according to a Mirror.co.uk report.

It suggested that those currently looking for a job in the UK are increasingly turning to volunteering in a bid to improve their CV and chances of finding full-time work.

Explaining why it’s a good idea, report author Laurette Ziemer said: “It’s all about gaining experience and invaluable life skills. Choose something you’re passionate about and it will have a positive impact on every part of your life, including your career.

“Your confidence will grow considerably, it looks great on your CV and has a positive impact on your community, allowing you to shine above the rest in an increasingly competitive job market.”

Whether looking for medical, sales or broadcast jobs, it seems volunteering can really help; what’s more, it could provide “inspiration” for those not sure where they want to head in their career, Ziemer added.

In fact, this summer’s big events – the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Games – could provide the perfect volunteering opportunity for job-seeking Brits. Telegraph.co.uk revealed. An entire scheme dedicated to volunteering, entitled the ‘Jubilee Hour’, has been set up in order to encourage UK residents to volunteer for good causes throughout the nation.