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Teach or Volunteer Abroad With GeoVisions, and Prepare To Get Hired

Posted by Randy LeGrant | Apr 14, 2009, 9:50:00 PM

We are in unpresidented times.  The U.S. Government reported last week that the U.S. lost over 600,000 jobs in March alone.  Global currencies change with the weather.

GeoVisions hears from people everyday who have lost their job and now want to take some time, take a breath, go abroad to volunteer and come back ready to jump back into the job market.  We applaude them as our heroes...it would be easy for them to languish in their pain.  Instead, they want to take a month or two to help others and gain some perspective.

Pongo Resume logoTo help our volunteers prepare to get hired, GeoVisions has partnered with Pongo Resume.   It has been proven time and time again that if your resume, cover letter, and interview skills stand out and impress employers, you stand a much better chance to win the job you really want.

Many of our volunteers call and ask for advice about how they might use their experiences on their resume to attract some extra attention with potential employers. We partnered with Pongo because their state of the art Resume Builder, Cover Letter Builder, and Interview Tips (with included expert guidance) provides our volunteers with tools to prove they have what it takes to sell themselves and negotiate their best job offer.

Pongo Resume normally charges $9.95 a month for a subscription.  As a volunteer with GeoVisions, you get two months free, a $20.00 benefit.  The two months begin when you sign up for the account.  Start it up before you leave.  Because Pongo is web-based, it can be used while volunteers are on the project.  Or, feel free to begin your free subscription when you return home.

GeoVisions is happy to provide this benefit to our heroes, our volunteers who spend their money, their time and their talents to make this a better world.  Prepared to get hired!

Written by Randy LeGrant

Randy is the Executive Director of the GeoVisions Foundation. He has spent the last 44 years managing organizations that send people abroad on cultural and educational exchanges.

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