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8 Workplace Trends in 2023

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Regardless of your industry, the workplace is in a constant state of evolution. However, the pandemic kicked the pace of that evolution into overdrive. What are some of the trends that are shaping the workplace in 2023? Here are a few examples.

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Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy Through Service 2023

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When honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., service and community should always be a part of our celebration.

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Workplace Fashion Forecast: 2023 Winter Style

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Now's the time to refresh your office vibe and strut through the office in a look that makes you feel confident and uniquely you. Although the winter has been a slow roll from a temperature standpoint, we look forward to heading to Goodwill in search of cold weather looks that are perfect for the workplace. Plus, when you look for items at Goodwill, you're helping to save the planet (and your wallet!) by opting for the more environmentally sustainable option.

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Job Search: 8 Ways To Improve Your Online Presence

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Searching for a new job is both easier and harder than ever before. The process has become streamlined because so much information is just a click away. It has also gotten more difficult because of filters and AI that can stop you from reaching a live human being.  How can you enhance your presence to not only be seen but land the job of your dreams? Here are a few tips.

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What Will 2023 Bring to Goodwill?

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Thank you for believing in Goodwill of Greater Washington, and Happy New Year!

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Dressing Up for Your Office’s Holiday Party: 8 Do’s and Don’ts

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Instead of heading over to a big box store to pick up a generic "Thank You" mug or bag of festive candies that someone at your workplace might have also received, we're imploring you to head to your nearest Goodwill to thrift resources for gifts that will make your coworkers feel like you really care about and pay attention to them - which you do!

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5 Thrifted Gift Ideas for Your Colleagues

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Instead of heading over to a big box store to pick up a generic "Thank You" mug or bag of festive candies that someone at your workplace might have also received, we're imploring you to head to your nearest Goodwill to thrift resources for gifts that will make your coworkers feel like you really care about and pay attention to them - which you do!

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Small Business Saturday 2022

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We have turned into a nation of online shoppers. And while many local businesses offer that option, this year, get some fresh air and exercise and shop locally for Small Business Saturday. You might even make some new friends.

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What is Hidden Overwork?

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The pandemic, coupled with a new generation of workers, has altered the “at work” paradigm. Work-life balance and purpose have bubbled to the top of the preference list. That does not mean we are all a little bit guilty of going the extra mile. We have all done those additional tasks that will help advance our careers and brandish our personal brands. Overwork is a reality for many of us.

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How Skills I Learned in the Military Still Apply to my Civilian Career

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As we honor our veterans here at Goodwill, we decided to ask some of them about their military experience and how what they learned has shaped them, prepared them, and sustained them in their new civilian careers.  Here's what they had to say:

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