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Mission Blog Posts – Workforce Development

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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Navigating Networking

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We asked prominent Washington D.C. business leader and professional coach Tim Kime some questions revolving around the tricky art of effective networking. We would now like to pass along some helpful tips that come from his years of experience on this topic.

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7 Career Killers

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We talk a lot about what to do to advance your career. But what about the things you shouldn't do? Those aspects are just as important to a long and healthy working life as the things you should be doing. With that in mind we would like to present a few maneuvers that could prove deadly to your career.

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It’s Time to Stop Putting Off That Vacation

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Have you been putting off that much needed vacation? It might be time to consider taking it. You'd be surprised at the far reaching benefits it can have not only for you but for your company and the economy.

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Summer Podcast Listening List

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The summer is prime time for some rest, relaxation, fun, sun, and of course bar-b-ques. But if you have an insatiable career growth itch that must be scratched these seven podcasts might be the perfect way to satisfy that desire while on vacation.

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