Journal of Business and Psychology

, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 573–577 | Cite as

Using Skills Gained Through Volunteerism in Job Searches: A Workable Strategy

  • Antoinette S. Phillips
  • Carl R. Phillips


A number of recent theoretical and empirical articles have examined various aspects of volunteerism. Research which has established the increasing importance of career development as a primary goal of many volunteers has largely been concerned with individuals already established in their careers. This article extends current research by focusing on recent or soon-to-be college graduates. It integrates career-development volunteerism research with recent work from the job search literature. The paper includes specific suggestions for obtaining volunteer experience which targets employer-identified desirable job skills.


Recent Work Social Psychology Search Literature Social Issue College Graduate 
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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antoinette S. Phillips
    • 1
  • Carl R. Phillips
    • 1
  1. 1.Southeastern Louisiana UniversityUSA

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