Members of business-related social networking site LinkedIn can now list their volunteer experiences and causes in their profile.
It said the LinkedIn poll of nearly 2,000 U.S. professionals found that 41 percent said that when they are evaluating candidates, they consider volunteer work just as much as paid work.
One in five (20 percent) of the hiring managers surveyed said they gave a job based on a candidate’s volunteer work experience.
But Mashable also noted that of the 2,000 professionals surveyed, 89 percent had volunteer experience but only 45% included that information on their resume. — TJD, GMA News