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Veterans & The Energy Sector: A Powerful Combination

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On Veteran's Day - a day when we recognize the commitment, valor, and sacrifice demonstrated by those who serve or served in our military - the conversation often evolves into a discussion about the number of veterans who are out of work.

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Bizarre Jobs

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In the true spirit of the season, we thought now would be a good time to explore some career opportunities that lean toward the bizarre.

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Destroying Morale: “Spirit” Killers in the Workplace

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In recognition of the Halloween season, we thought we’d share a few thoughts on how to keep a happy and productive team at work and avoid killing the “spirit” of your associates.

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Prepare for the Robot Takeover… Kind Of

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Movies like The Matrix and The Terminator franchise and books like Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick and I, Robot by Isaac Asimov (also both source materials for famous movies) present a world in which man’s creation is the eventual undoing of our species.

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Jobs Of The Living Dead

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While these jobs may not be for the faint of heart we are going to guess there is probably some good job security if you decide to go into one of these professions. A few other perks: you won't exactly have to be in the traditional office environment and your coworkers are very quiet.

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3 Fun Work Trends to Experiment with this Fall

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As we begin the transition from summer to fall we invite the DC Goodwill Fashionista back to give us some of her favorite workplace trends for the upcoming season.

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Is It Better To Be Liked Or Respected?

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Is it better to be liked or to be respected in the workplace? This can be taken from two different perspectives – as a co-worker and as a supervisor. In a perfect world we are seen as both, but is there an advantage (or disadvantage) to one over the other?

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Summer is almost over… did you REALLY take a vacation?

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The constant connection that comes with modern technology is undeniable. And while there are many positives to the convenience of this, there have also been some side effects many may see as unwanted. One of these side effects is the ability to be in contact with the workplace at all times... even on vacation. So how much of your summer vacation was still spent "at work"?

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A Quick Crash Course on LinkedIn

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With the prevalence of social media in our modern society it is no surprise LinkedIn has become so prominent in the business world. When used properly, it can be an extremely effective networking tool and even a means to find the next step in your career. But like all tools, when used inappropriately it can be damaging to your personal brand and even your professional life as a whole.

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Is There a Trade School Stigma?

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Trade schools are one of the most effective ways to learn a very valuable skill in a specific industry. And while the skills taught in these schools are a necessity in not only the workforce but also to society as a whole there oftentimes seems to be a negative perception of those who take this particular route.

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