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If I were to add CareerVillage to my resume under volunteer work, what would I say?

Updated Columbus, Ohio

Is it acceptable to add CareerVillage to my resume? If so, how exactly would I describe the job? #resume #resume-writing #job-application

5 answers

Carole’s Answer

Updated Rancho Palos Verdes, California

If you work for Career Village in a certain capacity, definitely you can place this as work experience and specify what you do for them and whether it is part time, temporary or full time. In the interview you would answer their questions and explain everything that you do on the job whether it is paid or voluntary. That part should already be on the resume, but you can explain further about your job skills. That would go under job experience like all of your other jobs.

If this is voluntary you can make a separate section on your resume to explain what you do in this job, how long have you done it and what kinds of questions you have answered or wrote about, or any other detail that you might find is appropriate for the job you are applying to. Your Skill sets are important to put on the resume and it should be titled "Qualifications" and an explanation of them in the Job Experience Area . Voluntary work is usually very acceptable to the interviewer, but in case he or she has questions about it be ready to answer. If this work that you are doing for Career Village does not really apply to the job you are seeking, you can leave it off or put it on your resume as you see fit. If it doesn't apply to the job you are seeking, they will probably ask you why you are volunteering for this job. In others words are you interested in this kind of work. Be careful with this question because you may really want this job that you are interviewing for, so you have to come up with a good answer before you interview.

I hope this answer helped you to plan your resume properly. I feel you are looking to the future and are looking to present a comprehensive resume which is awesome, since a lot of people don't take the time for this. You should have no trouble putting this on your resume, just follow these suggestions. I wish you luck and if you have any other question please let me know.

Kim’s Answer

Updated San Antonio, Texas

Given that you, as a young person, probably have limited work experience, I would not place volunteer experience separate from work experience. Make one section, call it "Experience" and list it in reverse chronological order.

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Anne’s Answer

Updated California, California

If you have passion for something, it's definitely acceptable to include it on your resume. You may consider including a volunteer section on your resume and include CareerVillage as well as any other volunteering that you do. A brief description of what CareerVillage is and the types of questions you answer would be appropriate to include. If employers have questions they will ask you in an interview, so be prepared to speak to your experience with well thought out examples.

Ben’s Answer

Updated Menlo Park, California

As somebody who works for CareerVillage I can help you out! Everyone gave fantastic answers follow their advice. Write down what exactly you accomplished as a volunteer. What tasks did you do? Can you quantify them? I'm assuming your volunteer role is to ask questions right? I suggest you ask even more AMAZING questions so you have an even greater impact on other students and it also looks good on your behalf. Feel free to reach out to me at ben_landis AT careervillage.org (replace AT with @ and have no spaces) if you have any other specific questions! ( Side note if you want to pursue any other volunteer tasks with CareerVillage feel free to shoot me an email. ) Thanks for being a volunteer on our site! :)

Christy’s Answer

Updated Carmel, Indiana

The first question is what do you do for them? You can add a brief sentence or two about your role. Definitely include because having volunteer work shows employers that you are thinking of others. Great!