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Volunteer Experience Makes a Difference in this Job Market: How to Present Volunteer Activities on a Resume

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During this economic downturn, volunteer experience and accomplishments may be pivotal to getting a foot in the door for a paid job interview.  It's important that volunteers know how to present relevant volunteer experience in a "business light" on a resume — whether it's a student seeking that first real job, a retiree looking for part-time work or someone actively job hunting after a layoff. In this e-Volunteerism feature story, we review resume recommendations and four resume examples to see how job seekers incorporate their volunteer experiences into stronger resumes.