Converting Volunteer Bullets into Resume Builders Adding volunteer work to your resume is especially helpful if you’re ! • • • Just starting out Changing careers Returning to work What was your volunteer job • FRG Leader • Organized Fall Festival ! • Treasurer • Budget reports ! • Secretary • Meeting minutes What was your job description ! Start ! ! easy – look at your job description Utilize VMIS Internet ! ** Exercise: FRG Leader = “What?” in the civilian job world Exercise ! FRG Leader = “what?” in civilian job world ! ! Group Leader, Manager, Supervisor, Executive Assistant, Social Event Coordinator, Logistical Support Time to put your volunteer bullets and job description on your resume • Make your phrasing attractive • Avoid passive phrases • “responsible for” • “handled” Strong Action Verbs ! Managed ! Built ! Delegated ! Led ! Supervised ! Generated Exercise ! FRG Leader = Project Manager ! Any of this look Familiar: ! ! Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel Set and Manage project expectation with team members and leaders Use statistics to enhance your volunteer work Examples: -acquired 40 new volunteers from 2013-2014 - Logged 300 volunteer hours in a 10 month period What Statistics Say about You • Persuasive • Able to convey a message • Set you apart form the competition • “second language” How to build a Statistical Base Examples are: ! • Generated $2K in informal funds • Acquired 100 volunteers • Cut cost of 2 major events by 25% through the assistance of volunteers. ! Corresponding Statistics: • 0 Leadership meetings missed for 12 months • Volunteered 300 hours in 18 months • Simple bullet form data ! • Job description ! • Statistics Resume Bullet Volunteer bullet = Resume Bullet ! FRG ! ! ! Leader Volunteered 300 hrs Organized fall festival 40 new volunteers ❖ Resume Bullet ❖ During the 10 month period volunteered over 300 hours as the Event Coordinator, including managing and organizing the annual fall festival delegating tasks to appropriate personnel. Exercise ! FRG ! ! ! Secretary Meeting minutes Volunteered 80 hours Created/maintained spreadsheet for 150 members Where does my volunteer work experience go on my Resume??? Typically, volunteer jobs can go right in with paid jobs, structured the same way (title, dates, brief description, accomplishments). ! In addition, you should consider mentioning it in either your Objective or Professional Summary Questions?
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