Sometimes gaining experience in a career you want can feel like a catch 22. You need experience to get a job but you need a job to get experience. Experience can turn into a barrier to entry for a desired job.
There are many ways to overcome this and one of them is through volunteerism. In this blog we will give you some tips on how you can use volunteerism to enter your desired industry and gain that real world experience.
1- Find a cause you feel strongly about
2- Do your research to see what the organization structure is, and if there is a need for support in your desired career. For example, if you want to get into marketing and you find an organization that has a marketing need.
3- Volunteer with the organization
Sign up to volunteer with the organization and get to understand what their mission and purpose is. If they don’t have an opening in your desired role, send them a message offering your services on a volunteer basis.
4- Apply your experience
5- Track your experiences and results in a manner that is relevant for your industry. If you are entering IT for example, track the projects that you work on and the outcomes
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