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5 Tips For Being More Productive

13 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

13 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

13 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

13 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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Goodwill's Walk/Run event

13 years ago in General news

October 1st saw Goodwill NYNJ's first annual walk run event held in Flushing Meadow park. The rain held off, and the event was a roaring success with participants old and young.

If you weren't able to take part this year, mark your calendar for next year!…

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A GoodTemps Michigan success story

13 years ago in General news

Here's a great success story to kick off the day.

Learn how GoodTemps Michigan - our sister Goodwill's staffing agency in the West Michigan area, helped Chris Gardenour get back on his feet after being laid off from his manufacturing job. …

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Re-adjusting to work after long-term unemployment

13 years ago in Personal development

If you've experienced a long stretch of unemployment, you're not alone.

Millions of Americans have found themselves laid off in the last few years as companies have cut costs by cutting jobs. If you've found yourself unemployed, you're also probably aware that finding a new job is the hardest job you'll ever have to do. Here are a few tips for finding your way back into the workforce, no matter how long you've been unemployed.…

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How to Resign

13 years ago in Personal development

There often comes a time when an employee chooses to move on to pastures new.

The reasons why can be many, but you should always take the high road in how you handle it with your employer.…

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9 Traits of Outstanding Employees

13 years ago in Personal development

Every company loves a great employee - the one who is dependable, who gets the job done and done well.

But it's the outstanding employees who, well, stand out. Jeff Haden from BNet.com highlights 9 traits of truly outstanding employees in this great article. Look at yourself and your co-workers; do you see the traits he lists?…

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How to Dress for Your Interview

13 years ago in Personal development

The general rule of interview attire is to dress a level or two better than you would at work.

Your goal is to look more professional and more conservative than you would at any other time on the job. It helps prevent looks from costing you the job offer and forces the hiring manager to focus on your skills and experience. Here are some tips for dressing the right way for your next interview:…

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Networking with Friends

13 years ago in Personal development

Experts on TV shows and websites often say the best way to get a job is to make your résumé stand out and then apply for lots of positions.

This tactic sometimes works, but it is far from the most efficient way to land a job. If you want a better job faster, the wisest thing you can do is talk with your friends. Here is a beginner's guide to networking your way into your dream job.…

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Goodwill 5km Walk/Run - New FREE for GoodTemps clients!

13 years ago in General news

A reminder for all you active types out there that October 1st is Goodwill’s first Walk/Run event, to be held in Flushing Meadow Park, in Corona, Queens. The original post about this event can be viewed <a href=’http://www.goodtemps.org/features/Details.aspx?Entry=101’ target=’blank’>here.

Importantly, entry into the Walk/Run is now free for all Goodwill program participants. As GoodTemps is a division of Goodwill, that means any individual registered with GoodTemps is eligible to participate for free!

So what are you waiting for? <a href=’http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=polmnheab&oeidk=a07e4agkrzof5158235&oseq=a01mmgoynei9b’ target=’
blank’>Sign up and take part in this great event, get some invigorating exercise at your own pace in a beautiful NYC park and meet some fantastic people!

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Make the difference in your application: Cover Letter tips

13 years ago in Personal development

If you're a job seeker who finds cover letters daunting, you're not alone.

Many career websites say your cover letter is as important as your résumé and a great the way to set yourself apart from other candidates. That thought can make writing your cover letter pretty stressful. The good news is those websites are lying. While submitting a cover letter with your résumé is important because it’s expected and it introduces you to the employer doing the hiring, spending a lot of time or stress on it isn't worth the trouble. Most hiring managers only glance over cover letters. Everything of importance should be in your résumé, so hiring managers and HR professionals mostly look at cover letters to see if you can write in full sentences and proper English. …

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Résumé Tips

13 years ago in Personal development

Getting the most out of your application

If you want your résumé to stand out when you apply for a job — and you don't know anyone at that company who can refer you for the position — the most important thing you can do is make your past experience sound as much as possible like the job you want. …

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Following Orders

13 years ago in Personal development

Some people like to go above and beyond in their jobs.

They have ideas for how to make a task easier or more efficient, and they want the office to acknowledge and benefit from their hard work. These people can be a great asset to their companies. But there are times going above and beyond just gets in the way of what your boss needs you to do. …

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GoodTemps to receive ACCES-VR NDEAM award

13 years ago in General news

We’re not normally one to toot our own horn over here...

But this honor is too great to let pass without mentioning; it's a testament to the hard work we do every day in trying to make a difference in people's lives.…

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What Bosses Want

13 years ago in Personal development

Your job is to make your boss's job easier, no matter what job you have.

There was a time when your position at the company didn't exist. Then when your boss's position became too big for one person, your position was created to take some of the work off of his plate. Your boss is ultimately responsible for the work you do, so he wants to know what is getting done and if there are any problems. Take this fact into account when deciding what to ask or tell your boss, and you should have an easier time getting along. …

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Go the Extra Mile - Goodwill 5K Walk/Run event on Oct 1st!

13 years ago in General news

On October 1st, Goodwill, GoodTemps’ parent organization, will be hosting their first Run/Walk event in support of our collective mission to enhance the lives of people with disabilities or other barriers to employment. All are welcome and encouraged to attend - this promises be a great, uplifting and inspiring day for many.

The Run/Walk will be held at Flushing Meadow Park in Corona, Queens starting at 8.30am. The event is split into two stages - a 5KM (3.1 miles) run, and a 3KM (1.86 mile) walk - you can participate in either, or both!

What can I do?


  1. Run!
    If you love running, the 5KM event is the perfect fit for you, taking you around Flushing Meadow Park, and the Unisphere.
  2. Walk!
    If you’re not a fan of running, or don’t feel up to it, there’s a leisurely 3KM walk. Stroll with friends and family, and help make a difference for people with disabilities.
  3. Volunteer
    If you feel you can contribute in other ways, contact the Goodwill Run/Walk team at gwwalkrun5k@goodwillny.org to see what volunteering opportunities are available for the event.

The details


General registration for the Run/Walk consists of a donation of $20. For those with a disability, or who participate in any Goodwill program, the registration donation is $5.

Your donation helps the mission of Goodwill; supporting those with disabilities and barriers to employment. In 2010, we placed 13,300 people with disabilities into employment - your donation and participation in the Run/Walk can help us do so much more this year and beyond.

For full details on the event, to register, and for information on how to get involved, visit the Goodwill 5K Run/Walk website.

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Mastering &rsquo;Reply All&rsquo;

13 years ago in Personal development

Few things are as often abused in office email etiquette as Reply All. Office friendships have been broken in the misuse of this often useful feature. Let Lifehacker.com show you how to master and use Reply All to it’s max potential.

Basically:

  1. Are there people CC’d in the email?
    Yes? Then if your reply is about the subject at hand, you’d better include them in your reply. The author of the email put them there for a reason.
  2. Is your reply relevant to the topic?
    No? Just making a quick joke? Then feel free to just reply to the author. Especially if your boss is CC’d. Don’t fill up everyone’s inbox with irrelevant emails.


Read the full article: http://lifehacker.com/5830011/reply-all-whats-up-with-it

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