As you probably know by now, LinkedIn (which used to bill itself with some paraphrase of “like Facebook, but for the professional you” – which is not too bad a comparison to this day) has just launched a volunteer marketplace to help connect organizations with volunteer openings to people who want to add volunteer experience to their resume.
Thankfully, it’s not free. It’s close enough, from a general perspective – they’re only charging 10% of what they charge businesses to post a job listing, which puts it just under $20. But hopefully that little bitty bit of money is enough to make organizations ask themselves: is this a good idea for us? (It’s amazing how little money it takes to trigger that momentary hesitation and introspection for people!)
So…is this something that’s right for you? Read more