by Jon Nelson
So, apparently this was announced September 7, 2011. But, I just received a notice about it from LinkedIn today, December 1. If I’m late to the game, my bad, but I thought this was worth noting.
LinkedIn now lets users “add volunteer positions, causes they care about, and organizations they support” to their profiles, according to this press release. This is great for ALDE members, who give so much of themselves. It’s a quality way to show your involvement in caring ministries beyond your job, and as LinkedIn notes in the email announcement I received, “4 out of 10 hiring managers consider volunteer experience to be as valuable as paid experience.” I don’t have data in front of me, but I bet that’s even more so the case at the type of organizations where ALDE members often work. In fact, doesn’t that basically have to be the case, since ALDE members’ organizations focus so much on service and working for others?