AGBU members have long known that volunteering is an important part of your professional lives but now the go-to site for professional networking, LinkedIn, allows users to add their unpaid and volunteer experience to their online profiles.
We’re big fans of this idea, and not only because AGBU’s LinkedIn group is the largest Armenian professional group on LinkedIn (1,050 member and growing!), but because volunteer experience is important thing to feature on your professional profile. If you don’t think so then take a look at what LinkedIn found when they researched the topic found this [emphasis ours]:
The company polled nearly 2,000 U.S. professionals and found that 41% said that when they are evaluating candidates, they consider volunteer work just as much as paid work. Of the hiring managers surveyed, 20% said they gave a job based on a candidate’s volunteer work experience.
For more information about how to add your volunteer experience to your LinkedIn profile, read this post on Mashable.