Q: When considering a candidate for a job over 40% of hiring managers consider this to be equally or more important than work experience. What is it?
A: Their volunteer experiences.
41% of LinkedIn members surveyed consider volunteer work equally as valuable as paid work experience when evaluating candidates.
1 of 5 hiring managers in the U.S. agree they have hired a candidate because of their volunteer work experience, based on a survey of LinkedIn members.
Volunteering can increase a person’s social connections and professional contacts (social capital) and skills and experiences (human capital), both of which are extremely important in our careers.