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Maddie A
over 6 months ago

Top 4 Reasons Every High School Student Should Volunteer

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From gaining new skills to opening the door to job opportunities, volunteering is a win for all.

Volunteering is a great way for high school students to give back to the community, experience working in a certain field, and gain valuable new skills. It speaks to your character in a way that test scores cannot, and it will give your college applications a boost.

So, if you’re in high school and thinking about volunteering, read on to learn about how it’s beneficial, and why we recommend it.

Benefits of Volunteering 1. A way to give back As a student, you’re probably super busy. Between school work, clubs, sports, a job (if you have one), your days fill up quickly. But volunteering your time is selfless, and a generous way to get to know a new group of people with whom you’d otherwise not interact. From volunteering at a preschool to spending time with senior citizens, it can be deeply fulfilling, and it’s sure to make a profound difference to the community you’re spending time with.

2. Build new skills and relationships Volunteering is an opportunity to learn new skills that are foundational to any future career. You’ll sharpen your organizational skills, prioritization, time management, problem solving, and communication skills, to name a few. It’s also a great opportunity to network and build out a list of contacts whom you can reach out to in the future.

3. Resume/college application boost Volunteering can set you apart from other applicants and candidates. Doing something for which you aren’t paid shows selflessness, drive, ambition, and creativity: qualities that make you stand out. While many volunteering programs can even transfer into school credits, it’s also a great way to gain real-world work experience while you’re still in school.

4. Promotes open-mindedness Between working with a community of retirees to helping out at a zoo, volunteering opens yourself up to new experiences, and it can help you see the world differently. It keeps you grounded and fosters a sense of social awareness. New experiences can open the door to new passions, too. And who knows? Volunteering could lead you to find your future career.

Where to start Here are some great places to look into volunteering if you’re interested in taking the next step. • Sports lovers: volunteer to help with after-school fundraising activities for school sports teams, help coach younger kids in little league/other sports, assist with sports team management • Animal lovers: local animal shelter, help with dog adoption services, zoo/aquarium • Nature lovers: volunteer at your local farmer’s market and help with general set up/produce transfer, check out any local tree planting/greenery initiatives, volunteer at your local nature conservancy branch to help with garbage clean-up, trail clearing, river cleaning, habitat restoration, and more • “People” people: local hospitals, soup kitchens or food banks, retirement or nursing homes, reading at a local library, preschool or childcare centers

For any and all of these places, we recommend doing a quick search of the area that interests you and looking for a phone number or your town’s local programs. Ask if they’re looking for any volunteers...you’ll likely be welcomed to help with open arms.

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Maddie A
over 6 months ago

How To Use The Jobcase Resume Generator Tool

Did you know that there is a resume generator built into your profile?

Follow the image below to learn how to take advantage of this unique tool!

Once you’ve generated your resume... If you want to make changes, revise your profile as you normally would, save the new information, and repeat steps 1-3 as listed in the image. A new version will populate under the “Generate a Resume” button every time you create a new one.

To make the most out this handy tool, start building out your profile with past work and volunteer experience, descriptions of your responsibilities, education, and accomplishments. Need some pointers? Check out these posts written by our Community Specialists: • How to make your profile stand out to employersThe small stuff matters! Add it to your profileJobcase profile pointers

How will YOU make your Jobcase Resume stand out?

#jobready #jobreadytips #teensummerjobs

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Maddie A
over 6 months ago

Job Ready Tip #3: Your Referrals

Our third #JobReadyTip of the day has to do with referrals, but don't forget about your Jobcase praises! Click here to learn more about praises. #jobreadytips #jobready

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Maddie A
over 6 months ago

Job Ready Tip #7: Update Your Contact Information

Job Ready Tip number 7! Click #JobReadyTips to see them all. #jobready #jobreadytip

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Maddie A
over 6 months ago

Job Ready Tip #5: Sweep Your Social Media Profiles!

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Jobcase Team
Official Account
over 6 months ago

TOYS R US EMPLOYEES: NEXT STEPS TOOLKIT 5 – “Getting Your Foot in the Door”

As you get deeper into the job search, it’s more and more important to connect with other people. That means presenting your best self to employers, and discovering opportunities through networking. This week’s Toys R Us Employees Next Step Toolkit is full of great ideas to help you make better connections. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1C5aiCS-lv_uSMJrD3kxQ9-Qrr_wru2cS #JobReady #ToysRus #tributetotoys

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Ashley Wilson
over 6 months ago

your Facebook account

Don’t let your Facebook profile stop you from getting a job! Employers are checking you out EVERYWHERE, social media included, so make sure to put your best Facebook forward.

Do a check in and make sure your account is #jobready by answering these questions!

1- Do you possess and/or showcase the qualifications you claim in your resume on your Facebook account? Start by filling out your “About” section! This is the chance to fill out the skills you possess in a summary much like the one in your resume.

2- Have you updated your work history and education? Keep things fresh and active!

3- Are you a good fit with the company’s corporate culture (you can find this info on the company’s page under their mission statement)? Your likes, shares, and posts all tell a story about your beliefs and values so think carefully before clicking away.

4- Do you have anything incriminating that would give them a reason not to hire you? Do you speak negatively about your boss and colleagues or make fun of past clients on your profile?

Looking for more tips? Check out the things to avoid on your social media accounts [here] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/4769ae73-8418-5d22-a281-69b328c174a6)

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Maddie A
over 6 months ago

#jobreadytips #jobready #teensummerjobs

Today's job ready tip is all about how to make the most out of your Jobcase profile.

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Ashley Wilson
over 6 months ago

You have a what??

When I was at work the other day some of my coworkers told me that my friendly and kind personality is my brand. Truth be told, I never thought much about what my brand was before. We notice lots of brands out there in the world, but you never think about applying that concept to yourself.

Your personal brand is the unique combination of YOUR skills and experiences that make you YOU. Your personal branding will allow you to stand out from other professionals in your field and from other job seekers.

Answer these questions to help you start thinking about your brand and what you bring to employers!

1- What are you known for, and fabulous at?

2- What do you offer and do that is significantly different from everyone else?

3- What were you noticed for back when you were a teen and young adult?

4- What skills, talents, and abilities make you stand out?

5- What life experiences have shaped you in special ways?

Check out how to start thinking/creating your personal brand started for free in this [personal branding guide] (https://www.quicksprout.com/the-complete-guide-to-building-your-personal-brand/) I discovered, or get more in depth [here] (https://www.pwc.com/us/en/careers/campus/assets/img/programs/personal-brand-workbook.pdf) with step by step instructions that you complete as you go until you get your results. It will help you think about your strengths in a whole new way.

What would you say YOUR personal brand is?

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Jobcase Team
Official Account
over 6 months ago

You want a job that fits your needs and interests. Ready to ramp up your search? Get yourself #JobReady by ticking off every item on our handy checklist. Then you'll be able to go out and get it.

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