Career and Financial Advice for February 2017

The Goodwill blog’s career and financial advice posts have all moved to GoodProspects®, but you can still get great advice on your job search, learn about career fields and connect with virtual career mentors. Here are some recent articles published this month—read each piece, share your thoughts, and join GoodProspects to take advantage of everything at Goodwill’s online career navigation portal!
The Science of Building Relationships at Work
Building and maintaining relationships at work are often critical to advancing into management and leadership positions. For that, you need to understand how to relate to others. The SCARF model is one way to do that and improve your workplace relationships. Learn more …
Apprenticeships Are a Valid Option
Are you hesitant to invest time and money in a traditional college program or trade school before you’re sure the job is a good fit for you? You might check out an apprenticeship instead. See how to do it, and why it might be a good idea for your career development.
Three Easy Tips for Improving Your Interview Skills
So you have a great cover letter and résumé, check! You’ve applied for that great new job, check! You get an email or call from the company for an onsite or virtual interview, check! But maybe you are little nervous about what to expect, or it’s been a while since you’ve had an onsite interview, or you’ve never had a virtual interview. Here are three easy tips to assist you with improving your interview skills.
Find the Right Program by Knowing Your Interests First
Selecting the training or education program that will form the foundation of your career is hard, but it’s important to start with the simple question of which program supports the career that’s right for you. Here’s how to find out.