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Goodwill Suits Vets - Free Professional Outfit For Veterans

6 years ago in General news

Armed Service veterans returning from active duty are faced with many challenges; adjusting to civilian life, integrating back into society, coping with trauma or a disability, or even just finding work.

In some areas of the country, veteran unemployment is over 30% and typically trends much higher than the local average.…

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Energize Your New Year's Job Hunt!

6 years ago in Career development

The new year is almost (almost!) upon us, which means a new year of resolutions which may or may not be kept.

Ensure your career resolutions for the new year are kept by following these helpful tips:…

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Networking In The New Year

6 years ago in Career development

This holiday season, from Thanksgiving to New Years, we're taking a look at one thing you can do each week to lead you to a new career move in the new year. Last week we discussed quick and easy resume fixes. This week we'll tackle networking.

Networking is the most important and efficient step you can take towards finding your next job, and it isn't as hard or scary as people like to make it sound. Here is your step-by-step guide to networking in the new year.…

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5 Quick Resume Fixes

6 years ago in Career development

In preparation for job hunting success in the new year, take a few minutes this week to revamp your resume.

It doesn't have to take long or require professional help. Here are five quick resume fixes you can tackle today in just minutes.…

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The Good, Bad And The Ugly Of The Latest Jobs Report

6 years ago in Employment news

The latest jobs report released by the Federal government heralded a hurrah - the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in over two years, but it came with a hidden surprise, kind of like finding a bug in your sandwich.

The surprise was that the numbers alone weren't telling the full story. According to the report, the unemployment rate fell due to people finding work; and also to people who stopped looking for work or retired.…

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Google For Veterans And Families

6 years ago in Personal development

Earlier this month, Google launched a new service aimed at veterans of the armed services, and their families.

The service was developed in part by veterans working at Google, and provides a number of great features utilizing some of Google's key services:…

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Holiday Networking

6 years ago in Personal development

As I've said before, networking is just a fancy word for meeting people and keeping in touch.

The holiday season may not be the best time for landing your dream job, but it's the perfect time for networking, whether you're looking to further your career or start a new one. Here are a few tips for how to start:…

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Happy Thanksgiving To All!

6 years ago in General news

Protip: If you overcook your turkey, dip it in chicken stock before serving to your guests, to moisten it :)

The entire team here at GoodTemps would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. We hope that those who are travelling reach their destinations safe, and that the day is filled with great food, love, warmth, laughter, and great company from friends and family.…

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GoodTemps and NYC Disability Mentoring Day

6 years ago in General news

Disability Mentoring Day Video

Back in October, GoodTemps participated in the NYC Disability Mentoring Day, sponsored by the NYC Mayor's office for People with Disabilities. …

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Enjoying The Holidays While Out Of Work

6 years ago in Career development

Job hunting is the hardest job you will ever have.

Take a break from it and relax this holiday season. As workers start to take time off for Thanksgiving, permanent hiring tends to stop until the new year. Any resumes you send out to companies between now and then have a higher than usual chance of getting lost in a pile or simply discarded. Instead of spending the season stressing over job hunting, take a vacation from job applications. Spend time with your friends and family, and know that you're using your time wisely.…

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Who Wants To Be An Astronaut?

6 years ago in Employment news

NASA Is Hiring!

For those of us who carried fervent dreams of soaring through space as a child, there's a glimmer of hope: NASA is hiring. As in hiring astronauts for the ISS, seriously.…

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In Rememberance: Veterans Day

6 years ago in General news

Today is Veterans Day, 11/11/11.

In Britain, where I was born and raised, it is called Armistice Day in remembrance of the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, when the guns of World War One fell silent and peace was declared in Europe. 15,000,000 military personnel and civilians died in the conflict. It was sworn that such human tragedy would never be allowed to happen again. Twenty six years later, World War II came to a dramatic conclusion. Over 60,000,000 people perished.…

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The Best Way To Answer A Phone

6 years ago in Career development

The worst way I've ever heard a phone answered was at an optometrist's office in New Jersey where the receptionist simply said, "Offices."

It was less personal than saying "hello," and yet callers had no idea what sort of "offices" they'd actually reached or if they'd just dialed the wrong number.Here are a few tips for the best way to answer a phone and sound professional doing it.…

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Interviewing: Keep Your Weaknesses Irrelevant

6 years ago in Career development

Most job interviews feature the question "What weaknesses do you have?"

It's a cliched question, but one that you can easily skirt around with some strategy, while at the same time avoiding becoming cliched yourself by choosing an answer that isn't really a weakness at all, like "I work too hard and am a perfectionist."…

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And I Though I Was Just Forgetful...

6 years ago in Personal development

I have a bad habit.

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The Oil Jobs Boom In The Middle-of-nowhere

6 years ago in Employment news

Rural areas of North Dakota have seen a boom in recent years, as oil and gas companies flock to the small farm areas to extract oil from the recently discovered Bakken formation.

The boom has had its pains, though - small towns that once had populations in the teens now struggle to house thousands, as waves of people eager to work long hours for big wages flock from across the nation.…

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5 Tips For Being More Productive

6 years ago in Career development

We can all stand to be more productive.

Some days it seems like there is so much to do that we'll never catch up. When you've got work that needs to get done and you aren't sure how you can possibly finish on time, here are a few tips for being instantly more productive.…

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Rules Of Customer Service

6 years ago in Career development

New York is a city where you can find anything.

But one of the hardest things to find is good customer service. If you work in a customer-facing job, whether in retail or dining or as an office receptionist, the best way to make yourself stand out as a great employee and prove you can handle being a manager is to give good customer service. …

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All Part Of The Interview

6 years ago in Career development

Everything you do or say from the time you step foot in the company's door is part of your job interview.

If you're having a bad day, the best thing to do is leave it behind and enter smiling. Being rude or cold to someone you think is "just a secretary" can cost you the job before you answer a single interview question. Assume the boss is watching and asking everyone for their opinions about you -- after all, you'll be their new coworker too. Here are a few tips for creating a good first impression on interview day:…

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Reputation Killers

6 years ago in Personal development

There are few mistakes you can make at work that will cost you your job.

Most of the things people are afraid of doing -- like failing on a major project -- generally still end in a promotion or another major project if your boss can see you worked hard. The real reputation killers are things you wouldn't expect to be a big deal, but they are all things your boss is more likely to notice than how hard you work. …

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