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5 Free Programs to Improve Your Leadership & Management Skills

Be proactive. Focus on your professional development. Gain the skills that will take you to the next level and give you the competitive advantage necessary to set yourself apart from others inside or outside of your organization. If money is an issue, there are free resources available that can offer tremendous value.

Ways to Navigate & Overcome Unemployment Gaps

Employers have become much more understanding about employment gaps. They understand that these have increased due to a variety of reasons. Downsizing, illness, taking care of family, childcare are just some of the contributing factors to employment gaps. If this has happened to you – what should you do?

5 Ways to Have Virtual Fun at Work

The point is that even though we're all working miles apart from one another, it doesn't mean we can't still have fun together while at work. It just needs to be virtual!

Declutter Your Jargon

One of our goals for 2021 – besides survival – should be to reduce our use and dependence on jargon. Every industry does it. In the right setting, jargon can be used to effectively communicate with peers in a knowledge-based environment.

2020 Has Been a Learning Year for Goodwill and We Are Grateful!

If not for the ingenuity and commitment of hundreds of Goodwill of Greater Washington associates as well as the support of our very generous community, 2020 could have ended very differently at our Goodwill.

5 Benefits of Virtual Commuting

The question is – what can we do with this newfound freedom? The absence of soul draining bumper-to-bumper crawls opens up a world of possibilities. Rather than using that extra time for “work”, think of it as “me” time.

Tips for Planning a Virtual Holiday Party

It's hard to believe but the holiday season is already upon us. Like almost every other aspect of a traditional work environment, COVID-19 has forced us to rethink how we celebrate the holidays with our professional colleagues.

The Real Impact of Small Business Saturday During COVID-19

Small Business Saturday is this weekend – November 28th, to be precise. To say that small businesses are the backbone of local communities would be an understatement. However, before we discuss the benefits of supporting these establishments, here are a few facts:

Goodwill Spotlight: Veterans Day Edition

Ahh, Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air. Romance is alive. But, is it appropriate in the workplace?

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.

One Perspective on Working in a Virtual World

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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