Entry-level job applicants who have volunteered in their spare time have more employability skills, a new report has found.
More than 65 per cent of bosses surveyed agreed that people who had social action experience – volunteering, fundraising or campaigning – were better at teamwork and communication, and understood the local community.
In fact the report, by the CIPD and #iwill campaign, found that it can be just as important as traditional work experience.
Bosses are being told to make sure they give people the opportunity to talk about this experience when applying for jobs and being interviewed.
So if you want to give your CV a boost and stand out from everyone else applying for your dream job, now’s the time to get involved in a cause.
Read our guide to finding a job by volunteering for tips and advice on how to get started.