Beyoncé and co. lead the charge for education, health and justice
Keeping this one short. Last Saturday (1 June 2013) I attended the Sound of Change Live concert at Twickenham Stadium. The event was in aid of the Gucci founded Chime For Change charity; setup for the purpose of promoting education, health and justice for girls and women across the globe.
This was, with no exaggeration, the best charity event I have ever been to. Yes, the star-studded line-up of musicians and guest speakers did help boost the enjoyment factor, but it was all the bits in-between that made it memorable for me.
The videos depicting the massive impact of charity projects and speeches from girls and women actively making a difference in their communities is what gave the event its purpose. If I’ve intrigued you with my short overview of the concert, then I’ve made my point.
I haven’t posted about the concert to brag (that’s what Facebook’s for). I’ve posted about it because it represents a good cause, and good causes are a great way to help you stand out from the crowd when job searching. You can gain valuable (often unique) experience and charity/voluntary work is a great way to fill gaps in your CV – whether you need something stand-out for your work history section or want to extend your list of extra-curricular activities.