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5 Questions to Always Ask When Interviewing for a Job

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When applying for a job, getting that initial interview is always the most challenging part of the process because you're competing against dozens or even hundreds of other candidates. However, candidates often put little thought into asking questions of their interviewers. Here are 5 boilerplate questions to ask that will demonstrate you came prepared for your interview.

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Spring Fashion for the Workplace

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If you’re living the 9-5 life, you understand business attire can drain your bank account and totally cramp your chic. Here, fashion blogger and (Goodwill supporter) Karen Wathen provides great tips for sprucing up your office style while staying on budget.

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Help Wanted

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Recruiters are scratching their heads. Business owners are asking themselves, “What do I have to do to hire new employees?” Employers are changing business strategies, paying higher wages, and turning to automation. Recruiting and retaining staff is not what it used to be.

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The Unemployment Rate in 2018

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We have all seen and heard how well the American economy has been moving. The unemployment rate has continued to decline. With that in mind, we wanted to see how Washington, DC, and specifically usually hard-hit areas like Ward 5 and Ward 8, have been faring during this upswing.

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Career Spring Cleaning

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Spring is finally upon us and the opportunity to refresh aspects of our lives after the long winter is knocking at our door. But as we take this opportunity to dive into spring cleaning let's not neglect the chance to spruce up our professional lives as well.

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Top 10 Excuses for Taking a Sick Day during the NCAA Tournament

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According to Fox Business, 23.7 million employees will use company time to build their NCAA basketball tournament brackets.  And businesses stand to lose $615 million per hour in wages as a result! Here is our TOP 10 list of excuses for taking a sick day during the NCAA basketball tournament.

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Dress for Respect

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I recently read an article written by a high ranking member of the armed forces which articulated how he felt disrespected when a young digital executive was more appropriately dressed for a mosh pit than a meeting on national security. It doesn't matter if the young executive intended to show disrespect. He should have taken the time to understand that how you dress isn't just a reflection of your personal fashion preferences.  It indicates the respect, or lack thereof, that you have for those around you.

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First Jobs of Presidents

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Over the course of our history, only forty-four men have claimed the job title of President of the United States. In many cases, this is the last “job” they ever held. We thought it would be fun, in honor of President’s Day, to see what some of their earlier jobs were. After all, we all have to start somewhere…

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African-American Visionaries

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Black History Month gives us the opportunity to recognize the tremendous impact African-Americans have had on all aspects of our society. In honor of this month we wanted to take a moment to lift up just a few of the many African-Americans who have left indelible marks on business throughout the years.

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How Companies Are Responding to Sexual Harassment

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If you’ve been following the news – or social media – at all you are well aware of the wave of sexual harassment accusations that have swept the nation. While most companies have long had policies designed to address this issue we were curious to see what the new, enhanced public awareness of this topic has done to how companies prepare and react.

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