Did you know Volunteer opportunities help your career ?

Who would have thought a decade ago volunteering with a non-profit could have anything to do with one’s career? Circa 2014, it is a statement of fact. The cut- throat arena of job market and career enhancement has been impacted by the world of volunteering and the outcome is a win-win-win situation.
A research report from LinkedIn shows that one out of every five hiring managers in the U.S. agree they hired a candidate because of their volunteer experience. The recent launch of ‘Volunteer Marketplace’ by LinkedIn aptly substantiates these findings. This platform, created in an endeavour to match volunteers with non-profit organisations, encourages the culture of supporting social causes. This new-found enthusiasm of the recruitment world towards volunteering finds root in the impact of volunteering on an individual’s life. Volunteering as an activity provides an opportunity to do something for others without a motive or an agenda. It brings individuals closer to the communities they are a part of and ties a society together.
Domain experts say, by volunteering for a cause close to one’s heart, an individual is able to translate their passion into action and is, thus, able to create ripples of happiness and value in others’ lives. This feeling of goodness and satisfaction trickles into one’s personal and professional lives, hence leading to enhanced performance at work. Whether it is acquiring new skills, meeting new people or demonstrating existing talents, volunteer work gives you more than what you sought in the first place. At an interview, for instance, it gets you noticed for your qualities aside from professional skills and at the workplace, gives you an edge over others.
Following this spirit, a golden opportunity to do our bit presents itself in the form of theAirtel Delhi Half Marathon 2014. Scheduled on November 23, 2014, the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2014 invites you to run to raise funds for charity. Be part of the Marathon to fund children’s education on behalf of Balutsav, a non-partisan, non-profit change agent working for children’s rights through education.
Engage with the the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2014 and contribute to children’s education, boost your resume and be a sought-after employee. In the end it’s a win-win-win!

Join in for the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2014

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