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Inclement weather advisory

5 years ago in General news

The National Weather Service has forecast that tropical storm Sandy will make landfall along the east coast some time on Sunday night through Monday.

Forecasters are predicting that the tropical storm will combine with a cold weather front coming in from the west to create severe flooding, gale force winds, and potentially snow. …

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GoodTemps receives NDEAM 2012 award

5 years ago in General news

October is National Disability Employment Awareness (NDEAM) month.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness (NDEAM) month, and GoodTemps was just honored with an award from the NY Regional Employment Alliance for our mission of helping people with disabilities find employment. …

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5 years ago in Top candidates

We have three more exceptional candidates, chosen by our placement director. They represent the cream of the crop of the dedicated jobseekers who come through our doors each day. Come take a look and see if a GoodTemp is the right fit for your company's next hire.…

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Workplace burnout: Myth or fact?

5 years ago in Personal development

Former Google executive, and now current Yahoo! CEO, Marissa Mayer talks with Inc magazine about workplace burnout and how she feels it doesn't exist

Instead, she believes the feeling of burnout stems from the resentment of missing the things that are important to you - like your daughter's graduation - because you had to work 16 hours a day on a crunch deadline. Do you agree or disagree?

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NYSID Member Agency of the Year 2012

5 years ago in General news

It may be drab and dreary outside, but here at GoodTemps we have reason to be bright and cheery.

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The science of Power Naps

5 years ago in General news

Most workplaces in America don't respond favorably to you dozing off at your desk. But they should; day naps are one of the undisputed great things in the world along with bacon.

And science backs me up on that (about the nap part, I mean). Research has proven that short thirty minute power naps throughout the day help to boost cognitive function and alertness - that means a sharper more productive you. We're not talking about a 2 hour snooze after a heavy lunch - most likely you'll wake up feeling even more groggy after that because sleep is split up into three stages, the third being the deep sleep (REM) that leaves you groggy when you're woken out of it. Power naps should be short, and only to the point where you feel yourself drifting off into a deep sleep, so stage one to two.…

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Online security in the connected age

5 years ago in General news

Many of us rest our entire online persona on a simple password.

This Wired article is a lesson to us all how a simple password or one tiny security flaw can be exploited to destroy your online presence. …

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"How about that cityname sports team?"

5 years ago in Career development

For non-conversationalists and wall-flowers among us, going to social events where networking with new people is important.

But it can be a daunting prospect. The simply thought of walking up to a complete stranger and engaging in chit-chat can leave a typical person sweaty palmed and a nervous wreck, or brain numb from the thought of engaging in the same meaningless chit-chat with person after person.…

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Google Maps unveils subway service alerts

5 years ago in General news

Google Maps is a fantastic tool for getting around, and an equally great tool for navigating New York City's subway system - especially when you're heading to work or an interview.

Google has just posted an update to their service that in addition to subway directions and arrival times, will also alert you to planned service changes affecting your route. You can read about the new feature on Google's blog or jump right in and go to maps.google.com.

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Per Scholas on overcoming poverty with technology

5 years ago in General news

Per Scholas President and CEO Plinio Ayala makes his debut into the blogosphere with a great article about overcoming poverty in his hometown of the Bronx with workforce technology training.

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How to Use Your Time Wisely While Unemployed

5 years ago in Career development

Being unemployed is hard. Not only are you spending your days job hunting -- the hardest and least gratifying job there is -- but in exchange for what is possibly more spare time than you know what to do with, you have significantly less money.

Nevertheless, once you have a new job under your belt, you'll look back on all the free time you used to have and wonder why you didn't take better advantage of it. Here are a few ways to spend your time wisely while unemployed:…

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The dangers of embellishment

5 years ago in Career development

Being boastful of your achievements on your resume is great, and pretty much expected except for the most humble of us out there.

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A farewell to Damanyi!

5 years ago in General news

You'll be missed!

Today, sadly, marks the last day at GoodTemps and GoodwillNYNJ for Damanyi Castro, who for nearly ten years, has been part of the bedrock of our payroll and accounting department. Damanyi is moving on to new and exciting adventures in the world, and we all wish her the best of luck and good fortune in her endeavors. She'll be sorely missed, people of Damanyi's caliber are few and far between. Good luck Damanyi!

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Never Forget an Important Date

5 years ago in Career development

For some people keeping track of important dates and appointments is easy. They never seem to show up late, let alone forget anything.

If you aren't one of those people, you probably wonder how you can be more organized and less forgetful. Here are a few tricks for never forgetting another important date.…

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File under "Thanks, but I'll pass on this job"

5 years ago in General news

Today's skyscraper window washers face dizzying heights and the elements, but have nothing on these 1930's Empire State Building window washers.

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Expanding options for people with disabilities

5 years ago in General news

NYSID in the news

The Times Union, a capital region newspaper, recently published a great article by New York State Industries for the Disabled (NYSID) CEO and President Ron Romano. …

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How to Get Along with Difficult Coworkers

5 years ago in Career development

There are a lot of reasons to be on good terms with the people at your work. To start, work is more pleasant when you're around friends rather than nemeses.

Getting along with colleagues also shows the bosses that you are someone who works well with others -- and that shows them you can handle promotions to better positions. Everyone encounters difficult people on the job occasionally, but there are a few things you can do to improve your relationships with coworkers. The next time you meet someone who is mean, rude, or just plain doesn't seem to like you, try these tricks:…

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Biggest Interview Pitfalls (and How to Avoid Them)

5 years ago in Career development

Do you go on lots of job interviews but never get the job?

While it';s normal to be passed over for someone more experienced, qualified, or well connected, if you find yourself regularly getting past the resume; stage but never getting beyond the interview, it's time to consider whether your interview skills might be making the wrong impression. Most bad interviews (and interviewees) share a few characteristics. If you want to give a great interview that leaves potential bosses wanting to hire you, watch out for these common pitfalls.…

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Top 7 Most Likely Ways Your Résumé Is Failing You

5 years ago in Career development

One of the questions I hear most often is, "I'm not getting any calls for interviews -- what's wrong with my résumé?"

There are a few typical mistakes most people make. Grab your résumé and follow along.…

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