March 10, 2009

Tuesday Tips: Volunteer Your Way Into a New Job

We talk a lot here on the JobMonkey blog about the importance of networking. And really, I don’t think the impact of effective networking can be underestimated: Career experts tell us that 60-80% of all new jobs are landed through networking connections. But what if you are already talking to everyone you know (and everyone […]

March 4, 2009

In the News: Cancun is out. Volunteer service projects are in.

I posted last week about the rise in interest in volunteerism among college grads, especially in light of the current economic crisis. You don’t have to wait until school is out to volunteer, though. According to this article from CNN, more and more college students are spending their vacations in “alternative spring break” programs. The […]

February 27, 2009

In The News: Volunteering Up Among College Grads

With the job market continuing to tank, a growing number of recent college graduates are looking to volunteer opportunities rather than paid employment. Especially popular are overseas volunteer opportunities. According to this article from the Lexington Herald Leader, the Peace Corps has received 16 percent more applications this year than last year. Americans are also […]

September 4, 2008

International Volunteering Abroad

Until now, I’ve been focusing on introducing you to JobMonkey’s vast resources about paid employment. Here and there, I have mentioned internships or summer jobs, but even still, most of these opportunities offered some kind of monetary compensation. And let’s face it; money is pretty important if you want to put a roof over your […]

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