Working Capital - Goodwill's Mission Blog
Working Capital - Goodwill's Mission Blog
Working Capital - Goodwill's Mission Blog
Working Capital - Goodwill's Mission Blog

Shopping With a Purpose for Earth Day

Posted: April 16, 2018

As Earth Day Approaches we welcome guest blogger Danielle S. Nkojo, a waste and materials expert from the DC Government's Department of Energy and Environment. In today's post she delves into the profound environmental and personal impact shopping at retailers like Goodwill can have.

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5 Questions to Always Ask When Interviewing for a Job

Posted: April 9, 2018

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

Posted: April 4, 2018

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

Posted: March 28, 2018

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

Posted: March 19, 2018

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

Posted: March 12, 2018

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

Posted: March 2, 2018

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

Posted: February 23, 2018

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

Posted: February 16, 2018

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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A Goodwill Love Connection

Posted: February 14, 2018

My mother always told me that there are no coincidences in life. Is it fate? Is it God? Who knows?! But sometimes the pieces fit together too flawlessly to chalk it up to simple chance. Love, in many cases, can be one of those occasions.

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