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Mission Blog Posts – Workforce Development

How the Traditional Work Environment is Changing

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Fast forward to 2020. Throw in a heavy dose of technology and leaven with a pandemic and we find ourselves wondering – does Robert Owen’s mantra still apply?

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6 Tips for Transitioning Back to the Office

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Some transitions will be gradual, others more accelerated. Many offices will still incorporate a significant amount of work-from-home hours. Whatever you are facing, do so with a smile. Remember that you used to enjoy where you work. (Of course, if you now find out your current office situation is not what you really want – get to work on your personal career plan). Oh, and pack a lunch.

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The Best Career Advice I Got From My Dad – Goodwill Edition

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With Father's Day next Sunday, we're thinking about all of the things our fathers and father-like figures have done for us - including helping to shape the people that we are today both in and outside of the workplace.

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Who’s Zoomin’ Who?

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The term “a new normal” is bandied about quite a bit nowadays. While it can make for some clever memes its actual meaning remains in flux. We are all adapting to new situations when it comes to our work environment. Not the least of which is in how we communicate with each other.

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Resources to Help Your Post-Pandemic Job Search

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Yes, we are resilient and, yes, this too shall pass. However, it will take effort and endurance. If you are, or know, someone who is looking to get back into the game, here are a few resources you can utilize in your quest. There are the obvious candidates like Monster, Indeed, Career Builder and LinkedIn. However, there are many others, like these.

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3 Zoom Work Call Bloopers…and What We Can Learn From Them

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Sometimes, it's just better to learn from other people's mistakes. During this new era of all things virtual, it's clear that we're all learning as we go. No one has done this non-stop Zoom meeting dance before; it doesn't matter what city you're from or how old you are - a social distancing working world is now experienced by all in some way shape or form.

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The Challenges of Working Remotely

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As we deal with the seemingly perpetual lockdown, our lives have become increasingly stressful. Notice I did not say “more” stressful. We can all agree that working life is stressful. What COVID-19 has done is remove some stresses and introduce others.

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Behind-the-Curtain: The Work Stressors of COVID-19 – and How to Manage Through Them

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As we deal with the seemingly perpetual lockdown, our lives have become increasingly stressful. Notice I did not say “more” stressful. We can all agree that working life is stressful. What COVID-19 has done is remove some stresses and introduce others.

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7 Ways to Give When You’re on a Tight Budget

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You have a big heart and you want to help, but you don't know how on a limited income? Here are a few ideas.

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A Very Unique Goodwill Industries Week

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While this year's celebration is a bit muted compared to previous years, for reasons that require no explanation, the recognition of the critical need for Goodwill's mission and the innovative approach the organization is taking towards its continued fulfillment is no less important. One could argue that the need is even greater.

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