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October 13, 2010


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Just as an FYI, if you're filing for Unemployment, check your local regulations. In some states, volunteering more than a certain number of hours a week counts as part time employment, even without a paycheck, and will disqualify you for full benefits.

I totally agree. I have volunteered a lot in my life so far and 9/10 times it has lead to job offers. Plus I have build some great skills that I can take to a new place of employment. Volunteering is a great way to build yourself as well as future opportunities.

I couldn't agree more. I am a recruiter in a somewhat specialized area, and volunteer experience is something we seriuosly consider when reviewing candidates that either are fresh out of school, or have been out of work (for whatever reason) for a few years. Prospective employers want to see that your skills are still fresh, and that you've been committed enough to your occupation to practice even when you're not being paid.

I definitely agree with this. Volunteering is good compared to doing nothing. Some companies usually do not hire people who lack experience and volunteering can definitely help someone gain experience. It can help a person learn a lot of things and probably widen or expand his/her knowledge. As what Walden has said, employers would want that the people they hire have been practicing what they've learned. And that even though they are not being paid, they are still willing to work just so they could gain experience and be more beneficial to the company they are applying for.

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