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Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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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
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Stephane Parent,
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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
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Laurianne,
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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
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Thomas Claburn,
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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
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jagibbons,
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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.


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