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How to add volunteer experience to Linkedin?

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Volunteering and doing social work are beneficial for both society and your resume. If you are currently out of a job or a fresher, adding any volunteering experience to your LinkedIn profile goes a long way. A volunteering action helps show recruiters about your interaction with society and helps them understand you better.

This article will help you figure out how to add volunteer experience to your LinkedIn profile. If you get recruited, remember to take us out for a beer.

Also read: How to endorse someone on LinkedIn?

Steps to add experience

You can follow these steps on either your phone through the app or on your website, through their website:

How to add volunteer experience to Linkedin?
  • As the LinkedIn home page opens up when you open the app, tap at the top-left corner of the home page on your profile picture.
  • Tap on the View Profile option under your display picture. You will be taken to your Profile page.
  • Tap on Add profile section under your profile picture.
How to add volunteer experience to Linkedin?
  • From the three options shown, tap on Additional.
  • Tap on the first option, which will be Add volunteer experience.
  • A detailed form will open up, asking you to add your experience with the organisation, your role, and the cause. Then tap on Save at the bottom of the screen when you have added everything.

What kind of volunteering experiences?

Under the Additional option, LinkedIn allows you to show skills that may not be directly related to your job profile. However, by going through your hobbies, languages, and any test scores or awards you have earned, recruiters can get a gist of your personality. These additional details add more depth to your resume and can help any prospective employer buy into the image you are projecting. You can keep in mind the following points:

  • Include many details about any program you have been a part of, be it a volunteering project or an organisation.
  • The smallest details matter; highlighting the same would be smart if you have held any leadership roles.
  • You can mention your role in volunteer work and the skills learned from this work.
  • If you are asked about your volunteering experience during a job interview, mention a story that puts you in a good light. They are looking for the different types of situations that you have faced and your decision-making skills.

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Sania Usmani

Sania Usmani

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