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Mission Blog Posts – Workforce Development

5 Ways to Avoid Virtual Workplace Burnout Before the Holiday Season

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To ensure that you're keeping a healthy mindset, here are some tips to avoid burnout in the workplace before the holidays.

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6 Things You May Not Know Goodwill Did as a Result of the Pandemic

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Like every other nonprofit organization or business affected by the pandemic, Goodwill of Greater Washington has had to pivot time and time again since March of this year to keep our operations afloat and our associates employed while continuing to fulfill our mission services. As a result, Goodwill implemented several changes to our business and mission models. Here are a handful of changes and efforts that you may not be aware of, but may impact you as a Goodwill supporter or member of our community.

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7 Most Asked Interview Questions – Virtual World Edition

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The best way to steel yourself for any interview is by being prepared. Do your research on the company and, if possible, the interviewer. Calm yourself with the thought that you wouldn’t be here in the first place if they didn’t see value in you. And, develop answers for the questions you know they’ll ask.

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Now Hiring: Three Job Industries That Have Not Been Impacted by COVID-19

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We can't even begin to list the different sectors of the workforce that have been impacted by COVID-19. Plus, you've already heard about them all over the news, millions of times. Nearly every job, vertical, and area of focus has been touched in some way shape or form - many of which we're still trying to fathom. Hospitality is forever changed. The restaurant industry is making unpredicted shifts. Our face-to-face interactions have now become mask-to-mask. But amidst this workplace upheaval, some industries have not been impacted during the pandemic. In fact, some have even grown. If you're looking for a new job or a change in your career path, here are some opportunities that seem to be pandemic-proof. Judging by their abilities to withstand this current economic depression, it's likely that these positions will always be unaffected by economic trauma.

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Stylish Back to Work COVID Gear: Are You the Next Fashion Icon?

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While retail stores have all incorporated sneeze guards, protective masks, hand sanitizers, and six foot social distancing markers into daily operations, what will office COVID PPE look like? Nerdy or Gnarly?! Here are just a few trends that are all the buzz in the "Back to work” fashion community, so if you want to become a fashion influencer, now’s your chance.

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Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day?

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Assuming that you start working full time at 21 and retire at 65 you will end up working over 91,000 hours - a sobering statistic to digest amidst a three-day weekend. It’s a good thing that we take one day a year to celebrate all that blood, sweat, and toil.

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How Our Work From Home (WFH) Attitudes Have Evolved Over the Past Five Months

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There is a lot of talk about how businesses will operationally adapt going forward. There is less discussion about how the workforce will adapt. More importantly, how the workforce feels about this new reality.

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5 Tips for Working From Home With Kids Virtually Going Back to School

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Back to school season is finally upon us and for many parents, this time is unlike any other ever experienced before. The first day of school will not involve walking the kids to a bus stop. It doesn't require any picking up or taking children home from school. Packing a non-perishable but awesome first-day-of-school lunch is so 2019 (or is it!?).

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The Second Wave of COVID-19 – Now What?

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Sadly, based on the data readily available, it seems that – overall – we are seeing more of a resurgence of the original infection curve than the beginning of a new outbreak. What does this mean to the workplace environment and, more personally, what does this mean to our workday experience as we move forward?

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How to Build a Strong Team in a Virtual World

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How do we maintain our team spirit? As important, how do we continue to grow a culture of camaraderie when our co-workers have morphed into a two dimensional image? And, lastly, how do we incorporate the “newbies” into our culture?

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