Translate Your Volunteer Experience Into Employment

Did you know that working for free can help you transition into your dream job? Volunteering increases your chances of employment. One 2013 study showed that “volunteers have a 27 percent higher likelihood of finding a job after being out of work than non-volunteers.” That number almost doubles for certain groups, such as those without high school diplomas. Here’s how volunteering ups your employment odds.

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How to Discuss a Criminal Background with Employers

There are many challenges people can face in finding employment (education, health issues and lack of transportation to name a few), but having a criminal record is one of the most significant. Here are some universal best practices about how to best communicate your criminal history.

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Who’s Prepared to Network at a Career Fair?

The key to attending any career fair is to have a well-prepared résumé, references, portfolio, appearance and a plan to network. Do you think that these example job seekers have come to the fair prepared to network?

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Who's Prepared to Network at a Career Fair?

The key to attending any career fair is to have a well-prepared résumé, references, portfolio, appearance and a plan to network. Do you think that these example job seekers have come to the fair prepared to network?

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Four Strategic Career Development Tips for Women

It’s the start of the new year and you’re looking for some inspiration. Could your career development plan use help to gain momentum? Women who report being successful and satisfied in their careers often engage in proactive planning. Here are some tips for strategic career development for women.

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My Story—Pam Velado

I’m Pam Velado. I was living in Dallas, TX, when I lost my job. I was very discouraged when I couldn’t find another job. I moved back home to Tennessee. I enrolled in a medical assisting school through a vocational rehabilitation program. Although I did well in school and obtained my certification, I did not

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Goodwill Honors Veterans and Military Families on Memorial Day and Throughout The Year

Goodwill honors their service, helping them build the next chapter of their careers  Rockville, MD — As Americans take time to honor veterans and active military service members on Memorial Day, Goodwill continues its commitment of meeting their specialized employment needs. Each day, Goodwill honors their service by providing veterans and military families with tailored

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Health Care Industry Training Enables Path to Self Sufficiency in California

Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County (Long Beach) is now in the seventh year of its Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide training program. Between 2008 and 2012, nearly 900 people have been trained through this program, an 11-week program combining classroom instruction with hands on clinical training. These students in cohorts of 10-20 people receive the clinical training by Long Beach School for Adults instructors with weekly tests. They then attend an employer’s breakfast — set up “speed dating” style — that allows them to meet one-on-one with employers looking to hire.

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Goodwill® Agencies in 45 Communities to Deliver Expanded Beyond Jobs Program

ROCKVILLE, MD – Goodwill is expanding its innovative Beyond Jobs program to provide job training and placement services to unemployed and underemployed women in 45 communities around the country. The Beyond Jobs program, which is funded through a $7.7 million grant from the Walmart Foundation, was piloted by five Goodwill agencies in 2010. Originally serving

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Goodwill®, Walmart Foundation Expand Career Advancement Program to Help Women in 49 Communities Nationwide

ROCKVILLE, MD — Goodwill Industries International is expanding an innovative pilot program designed to advance the careers of women across the United States. Through a $7.7 million grant from the Walmart Foundation, the Beyond Jobs program will now create a larger impact by reaching more women who are unemployed or underemployed. The funding will help

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