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5+ Ways to Give Virtual Gratitude to Colleagues During The Holiday Season

Posted: November 17, 2020

It's time to get creative. To provide some inspiration in an effort to reenergize your thankful thinking cap, here are some thought-starters on ways to show colleagues and collaborators that you care, through Thanksgiving and beyond.

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Goodwill Spotlight: Veterans Day Edition

Posted: November 9, 2020

As part of Veterans Day celebrations, we'd like to take a moment to recognize the individuals within our Goodwill family, from partners to parents, who have demonstrated selflessness, courage and sacrifice, by serving our country.

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One Perspective on Working in a Virtual World

Posted: October 29, 2020

Like many of you, I grew up in a professional environment where work was done at the office. I define "at the office" generally as your place of business. In my personal experience that meant at the swimming pool when I was a lifeguard during summer breaks in my youth, at the donut shop when I was in high school, cooking burgers at McDonald's or cleaning the floors at a local bar when I was in college, and actually in an office when I was working in law, broadcasting, or marketing. The bottom line is that I worked where the business that employed me was located. That's just how it was done.

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8 Strange Goodwill Finds & Donations

Posted: October 23, 2020

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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5 Ways to Avoid Virtual Workplace Burnout Before the Holiday Season

Posted: October 19, 2020

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

Posted: October 14, 2020

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

Posted: September 22, 2020

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

Posted: September 15, 2020

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?

Posted: August 24, 2020

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?

Posted: August 24, 2020

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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