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Three Ways to Celebrate Self-Improvement Month in September and Beyond!

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The month of September ushers in a new season. A time when we collectively say goodbye to blistering summer heat and welcome in the cool crisp air of Fall. During this time, nature and wildlife begin to prune and retreat as they brace for colder months. It is the simple act of assessing where they are and reviewing what they need to progress to the next season. The same is true for all of us as September is also, Self-improvement month. A time when we reflect on our preassigned personal goals to measure their success and realign our path towards it. But don’t worry; if you haven’t any outstanding 2022 resolutions or miscellaneous goals to compare, here are a few you can tackle through the end of the year, and best of all, your company may pay for it.

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month – Famous Individuals in the DC Area

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As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, we wanted to use our blog to spotlight some of the famous Hispanic individuals who contribute to our DMV community.

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Our Five Favorite Cafes to Work Remotely in the DMV

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With a coffee in hand, a delicious snack on the table, and soft music playing above, I find that local spots get my gears turning. They provide me with excitement and offer a new set of scenery - two things that help unlock new ideas.

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Personal Finances: Four Ways to Save Money While at Work

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With our economy experiencing a season of inflation, it may feel a bit daunting each time you make a work-related purchase. But fear not! I’ve compiled a list of ways you may be able to reduce your work-related expenses and feel more financially at ease when you’re in the office.

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Job Growth: Pre- vs. Post-Pandemic Insights

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he scourge of COVID-19 may still linger but its effects on how we live – and work – continues to recede into the distance. The changes it has left in its wake have been fundamental. Think of how the assembly line or the 40-hour work week or the Internet have changed what opportunities exist for workers.

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How to Leave a Job Without Burning Bridges

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We are assuming you are leaving your current position for life reasons or a better opportunity. If you are escaping a toxic environment or – worse – were terminated, your approach will be quite different. There are two main reasons to depart on good terms. First, you’ll likely want to obtain a reference from your old supervisor. Second, you may want to come back to your old position.

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The No-No’s of PTO

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However, in a post (ish) pandemic world, the lines between work and away-from-work have gotten blurred. Traditionally, there has been a hard line separating our workplace environment from the rest of our life. That has become more of a grey area as we have become more accustomed to working from almost everywhere.

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The Benefits of a Hospitality Career

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Fortunately, the hospitality industry has bounced back, fueled in large measure by two years of pent-up demand. This is great news for our area. According to JLL’s Pulse of the Market report for May, the number of jobs filled in the DC region was at 97.9% of pre-pandemic levels. The report also listed over fourteen thousand job listings for “Food Preparation and Service”.

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Can You Guess Which Goodwill Location Turns 30 This Year?

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We're excited to celebrate significant anniversaries that remind us how Goodwill's mission and overall presence in the community are essential and long-lasting.

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