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    Would something that is otherwise decent experience (grant writing, admin, working with databases, financial systems and large amounts of data for an organisation) be worth less seeing as I'm working for a charity when it comes to applying to the big banks?

    Just something that I have heard as it shows I am not motivated by money (what somebody I know said), so I am curious on the view points when it is compared to if I was earning.

    Of course, I believe it to be worth far more than nothing at all, I am just curious.

    Also, is writing applications for grants/funding even a useful skill when it comes to banks?
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    obviously not.
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    any exp is good exp if spun correctly
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    (Original post by TheBBQ)
    Would something that is otherwise decent experience (grant writing, admin, working with databases, financial systems and large amounts of data for an organisation) be worth less seeing as I'm working for a charity when it comes to applying to the big banks?

    Just something that I have heard as it shows I am not motivated by money (what somebody I know said), so I am curious on the view points when it is compared to if I was earning.

    Of course, I believe it to be worth far more than nothing at all, I am just curious.

    Also, is writing applications for grants/funding even a useful skill when it comes to banks?
    I can't see how it'd be worth less, it's the experience that counts and the skills you gain from it, whether you gain that from a charity or not is irrelevant (or at least it should be)
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    I don't think that it should matter. Why would it?
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    I think it should help especially if you can write the transferable skills you've learnt and how relevant it was on any application.


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    (Original post by TheBBQ)
    Would something that is otherwise decent experience (grant writing, admin, working with databases, financial systems and large amounts of data for an organisation) be worth less seeing as I'm working for a charity when it comes to applying to the big banks?

    Just something that I have heard as it shows I am not motivated by money (what somebody I know said), so I am curious on the view points when it is compared to if I was earning.

    Of course, I believe it to be worth far more than nothing at all, I am just curious.

    Also, is writing applications for grants/funding even a useful skill when it comes to banks?
    No. Charity work of any type is looked on favourably. Banks don't want people who are obsessively motivated by money.

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