What is Hidden Overwork?

Posted: November 16, 2022

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

Posted: November 7, 2022

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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Veterans Day 2022

Posted: November 6, 2022

The men and women of our armed services dedicate themselves to ensuring we can continue to live as we do. To say that what they do is heroic is an understatement. As we approach Veteran’s Day, we decided to take a look at some facts and figures regarding our veterans.

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My First Job: Where You Started Isn’t Where You’ll Always Wind Up Going

Posted: November 1, 2022

My first jobs were very different from where my career path took me - from Retail to Art to Marketing. I wondered if this unexpected trajectory might be the same as my colleagues at Goodwill. So, I asked them! Here's what they said. 

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8 Strange & Cool Goodwill of Greater Washington Donations

Posted: October 13, 2022

Throughout the year, Goodwills across America process millions of donations. Some end up on the shelves, some are recycled and others are just, well, strange. In the spirit of Halloween we searched out some of the “tricks” Goodwill donation centers have received…

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Dressing Up for Halloween at Work: 10 Do’s and Don’ts

Posted: October 11, 2022

For the first time in a few years, we are faced with the annual October issue – costuming at work: yes, or no? 

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Pros & Cons of Working in the Office on Mondays and Fridays in a Hybrid World

Posted: October 4, 2022

So your employer has asked you to return to the office following the end of the pandemic. The good news for those of you who like the flexibility that working from home provides is that your office has decided to implement a hybrid approach. You get to work from home two days a week. Nice!! But which two days??

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

Posted: September 28, 2022

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

Posted: September 16, 2022

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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