The solution is simple: volunteer.
Dr. Chris Spera, Director of Research and Evaluation at the Corporation for National and Community Service reports that active volunteers are 27% mre likely to get a job than non-volunteers.
In addition, a 2013 Deloitte survey confirmed that skilled volunteering can improve a job candidate’s chances of being hired.
If you are job-hunting in South Dakota, be aware that this state is noted for volunteerism, ranking seventh in the nation. South Dakota has an annual volunteer rate of 35.7%, ith 210,660 volunteers serving 21.8 million total hours per year.
If you want to add meaningful volunteer hours to your resume, the HelpLine Center in Sioux Falls is a good place to start. They maintain a database of local volunteer opportunities. Check them out at www.helplinecenter.org