Questions to Ask During Your Interviews (Pt 1 of 3)

I’m often asked how to answer interview questions; it is just as important to know good questions to ask the employer since interviewing is a back and forth dialogue. Today, in the first of a three-part blog series, I’ll provide some key questions along with why they’re important and what you could hope to learn from their answers.

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We Must All Work Together

As someone who works in government relations, I can tell you that at times I become jaded. The partisan bickering can be exhausting. It can take years for an idea to eventually become a law. However, I had an experience this week that reminded me that our collective advocacy efforts do make a difference and are being recognized.

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Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley Announces New Veteran Center

Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley, GIMV, (Frederick, MD) and Platoon 22 announced they have launched a capital campaign to underwrite the construction of a new, regional veterans’ services center in Frederick, MD.

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Five Tips for Landing Your First Job

Job hunting can be a daunting task for many of us, but if it’s your first time looking for work, it can really present some challenges. Today, let’s explore five tips for landing that first job.

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Teaching Thrift to Kids

We’re hard on clothes. During all the movements required in our daily lives, we tug, we stretch, we chafe-- it’s amazing we haven’t all just given up by now and collectively decided to go back to wearing togas.

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Congress Places New Taxes on the Tax-Exempt

Most adults know the significance of April 15th. Yes, it’s tax day – the date by which American taxpayers have to file their taxes. But are you aware that May 15th is nonprofit tax day?

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The Power of Partnerships: Goodwill® and Indeed Aim to Help 1M Job Seekers Find Jobs

On May 14, the world’s number one job site, Indeed, committed to helping one million job seekers around the world find employment over the next five years. As the leading workforce development provider in the United States, Goodwill aims to help Indeed to surpass its goal.

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A Quick Behind-the-Scenes View of Recruiting

I’m often asked questions about recruiters and the staffing industry, so I thought I’d take a few minutes to explain some of the various terms associated with them.

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3 Ways to Encourage Friends and Family to Thrift Shop with You

Thrift shopping is one of my favorite past times. Besides the affordable gems, I like the treasure hunt aspect. Sometimes new thrift shoppers just feel overwhelmed by the volume of items in the store. And maybe there are other times they may not know how many fashionable items they can find at Goodwill®. Here are three ways to get your close friends or family to go thrift shopping with you!

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Lend Your Voice During Goodwill Industries® Week

It’s Goodwill Industries Week and this year we are celebrating mission moments, highlighting the many success stories of individuals who have received services from local Goodwill® organizations around the country.

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My Story: Dale Garcia

For most of his career, Dale Garcia proudly worked in the transportation industry until a severe injury left him out of work for more than two years. And the long gap in employment made finding another job difficult.

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Offer Accepted. Now, Another Company Wants to Interview Me!

You’ve accepted a new job. You’re in the idle time before your first day on the job or possibly in your first few weeks of new employment. Then it happens. Another company calls you to set up an interview. What do you do?

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