Volunteer To Build Your Career

20:17' 01-10-2018
A major obstacle to getting into a career is lack of experience in an available position, but how can you get experience before you are employed?

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    A major obstacle to getting into a career is lack of experience in an available position, but how can you get experience before you are employed?  

    One way to build up useful experience is by volunteering to work in different areas. This also helps strengthen your skills, identify problems you have to overcome, and find people who can act as referees on your behalf.

    Student assistance website and publisher Insider Guides has some tips to help you find the right volunteer experience.

    Social Media

    Many places offering volunteer experience use social media and their own websites to call for volunteers. Many allow you to subscribe free to their email notifications. 

    Official websites

    There are quite a few state and national websites that post volunteering opportunities. Some are nationwide, such as Seek Volunteer at www.volunteer.com.au, or Volunteering Australia at www.volunteeringaustralia.org.

    In Victoria you can check Volunteer.vic.gov.au or the Facebook page City of Melbourne: International Students.

    Also, most local council websites have a page dedicated to volunteer services.

    Educational Institutions

    Students should regularly check and follow their college or university career website, student union and clubs and societies pages. Some volunteer opportunities you can get this way include mentoring or tutoring other students, assisting at institution events, and working in the library or student help centre.

    Consider options

    Don’t ignore places that aren’t directly related to your primary studies or skills. Working as a volunteer in fields as diverse as animal welfare, conservation, and even sports can help you build “transferable experience”, such as customer service.

    One of the most important benefits of volunteering is meeting people, and often the best path to a career is not “what you know” but “who you know”.

    Yoon K

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