Career and Financial Advice for May 2016

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!

Get a Financial Check-up
Financial wellness can seem intimidating, but it doesn’t need to be. You can take steps right now to do everything from getting started with the basics to making a retirement plan. Use our Financial Wellness Assessment to see where to start, and review each of these topic areas for tips to help improve your financial well-being.

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Careers in Focus: App Development
Looking for a great career? There’s an app for that. Or, more precisely, you can have a great career building apps for that. Learn more about getting started in a career in application software development.

Craft an Effective LinkedIn Profile
To further your career, you’ll need to create a LinkedIn profile as a tool for networking and job searching. But how do you make sure to use LinkedIn effectively? Here are six tips.​ Learn more …

Things to Consider about a Job that Pays Commission
When a job pays by commission instead of wages or a salary, it’s possible to not make very much money no matter how much or how hard you work. If you’re thinking about taking a job that pays on commission, it’s important to be aware of how that works and have realistic expectations.