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Is it ethical for a company to ask its employees to move furniture on a weekend?

My company (a relatively large one) recently asked for volunteers to help and move furniture to the new office on a weekend in exchange for free pizza. We are not professional movers, but people with ...
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Should I include occasional volunteering on my Linkedin profile?

I frequently help some non-profit organization on a voluntary basis, just to help their causes, although I don't belong to any volunteer association officially. Among other things, I recently ...
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Must I use my personal social media account for work?

It is very stressful when a company requires you to write content for marketing/advertisement/promotion of the company in your own social media accounts like Facebook and Instagram. Since this is ...
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Job Application Question: How do I list this specific experience on the application, and how do I provide references when I don't have enough?

I'm filling out a job application in-person after submitting my resume and there's a section for Employment History. I also do volunteer work with the company I'm applying to, which was previously ...
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Can a manager keep tips without informing staff of the rule in advance?

I volunteered at an event. It wasn't my expectation to get paid. However, at the beginning of the event the person doing the "training" said any tips we make, we pool together and divide at the end. I ...
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Best way to show date on CV

The best way to show time at a workplace on a CV is start date - end date. However, my question is this: What's the best way to show various dates, without being long winded. Jan 2015 - Aug 2015, ...
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How to/should I list mentoring experience on my resume and LinkedIn?

I'm a young professional and have participated in mentoring programs offered by my university as an alumnus. Normally these programs involve mentoring students and helping them transition into ...
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How to request accommodations for a blue uniform due to autism?

I’m soon to be volunteering at a hospital nearby my university for several months and they require volunteers to wear clothing that identifies them in the hospital and I don’t believe any of the ...
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Structure my Resume when opportunity is small

Background: Not long after I finished school, I started volunteering at a community center while job searching. Turns out, it was the best thing I did. I networked with really great people, and they ...
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Motivating a volunteer/approaching them about undone work

I recently became the president of a small volunteer group (10-15 members). Average age is 24. On Sunday 16th, we had the first meeting of my year as a President. We have a secretary, A, whose #1 ...
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Is it acceptable in a cover-letter (paid position) to express an interest in voluntary work?

I'm an undergraduate student currently studying Computer Science, and my University has a paid job opportunity for undergrads to tutor a couple of hours every week in a class they've excelled at. My ...
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What can be considered “experience” when applying for a job? [duplicate]

I'm a senior college software development student, graduating in a couple of months, and I've begun looking at and applying for jobs. However, I don't have any internship or real-company experience. ...
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Unemployed with health issues last 9 years, how do I present myself in best light for volunteer then paid work?

I am a female in my 40s who has not worked for 9 years due to severe personal trauma and health issues (PTSD, depression, back/spine injury, sciatic pain & fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue). I am ...
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How to convince management to turn my volunteer postion into a part time job that pays?

I have volunteered at a Free Clinic for about a year and a half; as a Pharmacy Technician. And I have a medical degree from my country. Recently the Pharmacist decided to leave her job, and the ...
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I have not work for over 10 years and have no references, what steps should I take to go back to work? (US)

Through a series of unfortunate events and traumas, I've been unable to work in any shape or form for over ten years. Worse I've been isolated much of this time and have become out of touch with my ...
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Can I list one day of volunteer work as “Month - Year” on my resume?

I am looking for volunteering experience that I can highlight on my resume or LinkedIn for an IT help-desk job, but mostly I find ones for a specific day, such as "Volunteers required for Garden ...
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Can I put one day volunteering on a resume or LinkedIn etc.?

This question might seem silly to some people, but I actually need to know that can I put one-day volunteering on a resume or LinkedIn etc.? Actually, on that one day, I repaired all the computers ...
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Should I include volunteer work as experience?

I worked as a System Administrator for a small religious nonprofit. I helped setup a server and a database to help keep donation info backed up and digitized how donations worked by making a simple ...
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Left volunteer role reason

I'm going for a few interviews. I can justify why I'm leaving my current place but I can't really think of a good professional way of saying why I left my volunteer role after 7 years. The real ...
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Is it inappropriate to ask for a week off from a summer internship to volunteer?

I'll be starting college next year and am planning to do an internship over the summer. Every year I volunteer at a week-long summer camp for children who have or have had cancer. Would it be ...
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Can I list donations as volunteer work on my resume?

As you know, there is a new volunteering section on linked in now. I have never physically worked for a non-profit organization, but often I have made monetary donations for causes (e.g. the ...
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How do I express my interest in volunteer or temp work to a former employer?

I was recently terminated from a full-time job because of business difficulties and budget cuts. I'm still interested in maintaining whatever level of employment I can with the same company, part ...
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How should I list my SE moderator position on my resume?

I understand that SE moderators are considered volunteers, so it would make sense to list this position under such a section on a resume. Since I have no prior work experience, I'm not sure how I ...
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Is writing considered a volunteer job? Is it worth mentioning it? [duplicate]

I am contributing a lot in a wikipedia-like service, which is mostly driven by the community. I am writing, editing, reviewing the articles etc. What would you think(in a hypothetical recruiter role),...
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Charity want repayment

My local charity want volunteers to wear a new uniform for events even though the old is still valid. For the last event I went down a day before to pick the uniform up. I didn't know where it was ...
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Is it ethical to cancel a new-hire based on their race/sex? [closed]

Is diversity an ethical reason to back out of hiring someone who was promised the position? I was told in writing and verbally by two separate managers that they can no longer justify hiring me ...
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How does one show (not tell) community SysAdmin work they've done?

As a developer and SysAdmin, I do a lot of community work (like online community). With development, I can host my home projects on a repo like Github to show it to potential employers. I can link to ...
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Volunteers keep leaving [closed]

I've been at a community radio station for a small town for over 5 years and only about 10% are original members from back when I joined. Our volunteers last no longer than a year at best. We are ...
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Best way to leave Workaway (unpaid work travel scheme) job

I'm currently 3 months in to a volunteer / work experience job at a guesthouse in a foreign country, arranged through the Workaway organization. I initially agreed to work for the winter season (6 ...
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How to list full-time volunteer work on resume not related to career [duplicate]

I've been serving as a full-time volunteer for about a year now, receiving a small stipend each month from a non-profit religious organization to help with rent and the bills. The work involves ...
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To what extent can my volunteering and social responsibility experiences damage my career, if the causes are debatable/political?

Volunteering and social responsibility/charity work is widely encouraged here in the UK as part of ones' professional development - and recruiters/firms/career advisers expect people to list this ...
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A contact's glowing referral has exaggerated my volunteer/work experience

I am applying to jobs and I have been using my "volunteer" experience at a university's software development laboratory under the experience section in my resume. I say "volunteer" because it was ...
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Is it ok to apply to a paid position and also offer volunteer work for different work at the same company? [closed]

I am thinking of offering to do some volunteer based work for a Company X. I know Company X would appreciate this kind of work because they do not yet have anyone qualified enough to do it and it is ...
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How to nurture an active relationship and involvement with your company or organization after leaving it?

Outside my normal full-time job I also work as a volunteer for a charity with no specific hours but professionally set goals, service levels and processes. It is indeed like a flexible part-time job. ...
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Proper etiquette for declining to attend “volunteer” charity events sponsored by company

I work at a very small company and the CEO and Founder is big on organizing volunteer events and charity fundraising within the company. He is a great man who came from extremely difficult beginnings ...
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How to recruit reliable and professional volunteers

I realize this is quite broad, so will give specifics to my situation and hopefully users can post some helpful tips to the community. I run a conference that takes place every two months or so (...
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Peaceful and professional way to drop out of a volunteer project that's gone bad

I used to be involved with a composers' consortium. The organization was comprised of several of my friends. In the beginning, everything was alright, because there wasn't a lot to manage at first, ...