A spokeswoman for the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) said that volunteering always looks good on a CV as it shows people are willing to go out and get on-the-job experience, no matter what the cost.
Likewise, relevant experience is even more important, as it shows people have the skills to excel in the sector.
"I think that students have just got to try and be as proactive as they can. There is a lot of competition out there. A lot of it is down to the individual when trying to get work experience placements - be proactive and get their letter, name and CV out there," she added.
The representative pointed out that it is not always easy to get experience in a relevant sector, and so sometimes any kind of work can be beneficial.
"It is about looking at other avenues and that is why voluntary opportunity work is really important - try to get your name out there," she advised.
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Source: The Sales Executive News