Comments
LinkedIn Adds Volunteer Listings
Oldest First  |  Newest First  |  Threaded View
Kristin Burnham
50%
50%
Kristin Burnham,
User Rank: Author
1/16/2014 | 9:24:58 AM
Volunteer work
Readers: Has volunteer work ever factored into whether you hire a candidate? In your opinion, is volunteer experience comparable to "real-world" work experience?
Stephane Parent
IW Pick
100%
0%
Stephane Parent,
User Rank: Moderator
1/16/2014 | 2:54:04 PM
Re: Volunteer work
Volunteer leadership experience is worth a lot more than work leadership experience. The dynamics of getting unpaid people to be sufficiently motivated to achieve your vision or goals are quite different. You cannot offer them bonuses - not money, anyway - to follow you.
Laurianne
100%
0%
Laurianne,
User Rank: Author
1/16/2014 | 4:19:39 PM
Re: Volunteer work
That is an excellent point, srparent. Some people would not be able to motivate volunteers. Thank you for bringing it up.
Thomas Claburn
100%
0%
Thomas Claburn,
User Rank: Author
1/16/2014 | 4:53:54 PM
Re: Volunteer work
>The dynamics of getting unpaid people to be sufficiently motivated to achieve your vision or goals are quite different.

Social networks have done quite well getting people to volunteer valuable personal data without fair compensation.
jagibbons
IW Pick
100%
0%
jagibbons,
User Rank: Ninja
1/17/2014 | 12:43:12 PM
Re: Volunteer work
Sharing information online is much easier for volunteers than sharing their time, especially if the job is less-than-glamorous. People who have an internal need to serve others are easier to motivate.


Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Dec. 9, 2014
Apps will make or break the tablet as a work device, but don't shortchange critical factors related to hardware, security, peripherals, and integration.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of December 14, 2014. Be here for the show and for the incredible Friday Afternoon Conversation that runs beside the program.
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.