According to David McCullough, chief executive of WRVS, potential employers will be drawn to achievements that set candidates apart form other applicants – and volunteering is something that can achieve this.
He highlighted that it is particularly beneficial to school leavers and graduates who may not have much real world experience and so can enhance their skillset while making a positive contribution to the community.
"The ability to demonstrate that you can do other things and you have got additional skills plus the fact that you have got the get-up-and-go to do some volunteering as well as contribute to your community is very important, when employers are looking for the right person to do those very rare jobs," Mr McCullough added.
WRVS recently launched the 'Diamond Champions' campaign, which will celebrate older people who volunteer in their local communities and go the extra mile to make a real difference to others' lives.
However, Mr McCullough said that volunteering is not limited to any age category and advised people aiming to enhance their CV that community work could make the difference when it comes to recruitments success.
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Posted by John Oak
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