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UK Jobseekers Overlook Value of Volunteering in Search for Paid Employment


New research from jobsite Indeed and Team London reveals mismatch between jobseeker and employer attitudes to volunteering.

New research from Indeed and Team London, the Mayor of London’s volunteering initiative, reveals the big mismatch between jobseeker and employer attitudes to volunteering. With two thirds of business leaders hailing the importance of volunteering experience in a prospective employee, the research reveals that of the 54% individuals in the UK who have volunteered, just under a third (31%) have included this experience on their CV.

Amongst those who have chosen not to include this experience on a CV, one in five say they don’t think the volunteering experience gained is relevant, a further 20% hadn’t considered it as something that might help in their job search and 18% say they don’t understand how skills learned through volunteering can be used in paid work.



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