Actual Advice Mallard. OC ()()=======D. wanna : ii, II I. Yes, now I know the secret of just volunteering to get a job, I'll have my student loans paid off in no time! wait
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wanna : ii,
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Submitted: 10/24/2013
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#38 - lolollo (10/25/2013) [+] (6 replies)
Yes, now I know the secret of just volunteering to get a job, I'll have my student loans paid off in no time!

wait
User avatar #7 - ambiguous **User deleted account** (10/24/2013) [+] (8 replies)
Except there's a problem with this. Most positions companies will allow volunteers to work in are general labor or other menial tasks. Volunteers aren't trusted to perform the more important roles.
#15 to #7 - dandyhandy **User deleted account** (10/25/2013) [-]
I don't disagree that volunteer work seems like pointless work, but it shows your dedication to the job.
If someone wants to do something in the veterinary field, they can volunteer at a veterinary office or animal shelter. Usually, these volunteers just clean up dog/cat shit all day. To an employer, your willingness to pick up animal shit for free shows that you are dedicated to the care of animals. By spending time as a volunteer in a veterinary office, you're bound to pick up at least a little of how the clinic operates. You can spend time shadowing a veterinarian on days when you don't have to clean up shit. Thus, not by doing but by observation over time, you are indeed gaining some experience.
User avatar #30 - robertolee (10/25/2013) [+] (1 reply)
This is how I got my first job, just out of school.

Offer to work for a week or 2 FOR FREE. Tell them if they like you then they can keep you on, if not you now have experience and a reference. Plus it means they haven't had to pay to train you up.
User avatar #53 - eiad (10/25/2013) [-]
>go to volunteer
>"I'm sorry you need experience to do this work"
User avatar #57 - esmebuffay (10/25/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Now tell my how to pay my bills and buy groceries with volunteer work.
User avatar #54 - Rei (10/25/2013) [+] (9 replies)
Ah-ha-ha-ha I volunteered for 2 and 1/2 years and I know this is a load of bullshit.
#50 - tekoronia (10/25/2013) [-]
I currently work at a place where I volunteered for a week last year. They were so happy with what I did that they actually asked if I wanted a job.   
   
 I'm a graphic designer so it helped that I showed them my stuff as well.
I currently work at a place where I volunteered for a week last year. They were so happy with what I did that they actually asked if I wanted a job.

I'm a graphic designer so it helped that I showed them my stuff as well.
User avatar #35 - wrocky (10/25/2013) [+] (1 reply)
not in many scumbag companies that won't consider volunteer as the actual job even if it IS THE ACTUAL FUCKING JOB..just without being paid
User avatar #36 - hawaiianhappysauce (10/25/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Yeah, this doesn't help much after college. You are better off having a fake reference for a part time job than having a real reference for volunteering.
#29 - klutzyspy (10/25/2013) [+] (1 reply)
and eat volounteer food and live in a volounteer house
#91 - dwarfman (10/25/2013) [-]
Yeah because kids that just graduated college should work for free, because employers have overly high expectations for entry level. Fuck them and the bills they need to pay.
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User avatar #63 - mymiddleleg (10/25/2013) [-]
People don't like working for free
User avatar #42 - manofparody (10/25/2013) [-]
They want like 1+ years of experience.. I don't have the time/money to internship for a year.
User avatar #41 - iforgetwhattosay ONLINE (10/25/2013) [+] (1 reply)
i did volunteer work for a music festival. shit hasn't helped at all.
+1
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User avatar #6 - Firenter (10/24/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Or get an internship, that counts too.
User avatar #4 - sirhyden (10/24/2013) [-]
Mate of mine got a job in a meat factory from volunteering at a steam railway....
User avatar #3 - pawnman ONLINE (10/24/2013) [-]
Volunteer work doesn't get me paid motherfucker. And they don't let volunteers work on power lines!
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