The Latest Career and Financial Advice

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!

Tips for Selling Your Transferable Skills in a Cover Letter
Everybody hopes to get their perfect job, but it’s easy to be scared away from even applying by the requirements, especially for people who are switching careers or applying for a different kind of work. But you probably have a number of valuable skills for the position. Here are tips for using “transferable skills” as the basis of your search for the job you really want.

Careers in Focus: Mechatronics
Over the last several years, there’s been a renewed push to develop educational and career pathways in STEM fields. A big part of why is the development of advanced manufacturing, which requires a workforce with higher levels of skills in several disciplines at once. That’s where mechatronics comes in. Learn more about how you can build a career in the field.

Stay on Track to Graduate Even if You Change Majors
Everything seems to be going great with your degree or certificate program. Your grades are strong, and your peers respect your work. From the outside, it looks like you definitely made the right choice. But you know that there’s something that you’d rather be doing, and you’d like to switch paths, but can you still finish school and get to work in the time that you need to?

Careers in Focus: Cybersecurity
Information technology is a constantly expanding industry, and one of its hottest fields is cybersecurity, or defending the sensitive data and valuable informational assets within your organization from the hackers and cyber criminals who desire to steal valuable data for personal gain. Learn about some of the various roles in cybersecurity.