The Right Person for the Job

International Volunteering and the Australian Employment Market

If you need a highly skilled employee with broad-based experience, then someone who’s spent the last two years in a developing country might be the right person for the job.

This study is the first in Australia to document the skills developed by Australians who volunteer overseas and examine how these skills match the needs of Australian employers. It shows that time spent volunteering overseas should be seen as an investment in developing critical skills, rather than a break from the workforce.

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