Dress to impress!

Your resume is written and up to date, you have worked on your interviewing skills and you got an interview for the job congratulations! What are you going to wear?

Let Goodwill help you find that right outfit at an affordable price! Our stores have a vast selection of professional and business casual work wear.

Depending on the type of position and organization you are interviewing for will determine your interview wardrobe. Here are some examples of what to wear to impress.

  1. Business professional attire

For women:

You can’t go wrong with a blazer, this one is cute and professional. I love the pink with the cream and gold, it just looks trendy but also shows that you can dress for the position. Paired with tailored black slacks, a long necklace and black pumps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total cost: $26.65

For men:

The days of wearing a suit and tie at the office are gone. Most professional men are leaning more towards the button up shirt and slacks. This light gray button up paired with a pair of dark gray pants has a professional look without look stuffy. Add a brown belt and shoes and your turning heads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total cost: $31.06

  1. Business casual

For women:

This cute polka dot print dress pair with a red blazer and black heals shoes off your personality, the pattern shoes that you are fun and a little daring. I love the pops of color in the red belt and blazer, it’s a little bit more casual with the less structured blazer but still professional.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total cost: $20.96

For men:

Who doesn’t love plaid! This plaid button up pair with khaki’s gives you trendy business casual look. Paired with a brown belt and brown shoes the look is complete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total cost: $36.06

Goodwill, helping you dress to impress without breaking the bank. Check out one of our 17 stores to see what you can find!

TEN TIPS FOR SUCCESS IN AN INTERVIEW

  1. Speak clearly – Make sure to be professional but also show some of your personality while highlighting yourself.
  2. Be engaged in the conversation– Being able to answer the interviewee’s questions in one thing but showing genuine interest shows that you are able to be attentive.
  3. Stay positive – When answering questions about your previous employer keep the message positive.
  4. Match skillsets – Market your skill set to match what the employer is looking for in the position and how you can be an asset to the organization.
  5. Know the company – Researching the company before an interview is important. The employer might ask you what you know about the organization or to describe what they do.
  6. Be early – The goal is to arrive 10-15 mins before your interview. This allows you enough time to get settled and mentally prepare for the interview.
  7. Be professional – Look presentable, carrying a folder or portfolio. It should contain a notepad, pen and even some pre written out questions that you may have about the position.
  8. Be prepared – It’s important to have extra copies of your resume on hand. Some interviewers might not have a copy of your resume or might just have the copy that you filled out when you applied for the position.
  9. Ask about follow up – When do they plan on hiring for this position? State how long of a notice you would have to give your current employer.
  10. Be personal – Send a hand written thank you note or email to the employer thanking them for taking the time to meet with you.

If you would like to get some additional practice on your interviewing skills, Goodwill’s READY services offers mock interviews. To set up a mock interview contact READY staff at (402) 231-1901 or by visiting our website at www.goodwillomaha.org

Every Friday – Open computer lab available from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for job readiness assistance at our Goodwill Headquarters (4805 N. 72nd Street)

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The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC®) is an industry-recognized, portable, evidence-based credential that certifies essential skills needed for workplace success. This credential will help you validate your work ready skills for a prospective job/career.

What is the benefit of taking the National Career Readiness Certificate?
Earning an NCRC® can be the key to the job you’ve always dreamed of. The certificate verifies your work readiness skill level to potential employers and demonstrates your commitment to success. Heartland Workforce Solutions also offers WorkKeys® to improve your NCRC® level.

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The NCRC® is given in three 55 minute sessions. You will be assessed in 3 areas of concentration- Applied Mathematics, Locating Information and Reading for Information. There are four levels you can score on each individual test. They are bronze, silver, gold, and Platinum.

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We offer National Career Readiness Certificate assessment at the following locations:

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What to do with all those toys!

The holidays are over and this year my son’s playroom has been bombarded with new toys. What to do with all those toys! I tried my hardest to tell the grandparents to limit their purchases but the response is always the same, “but he’s our only grandchild”.  As I sit in our playroom I just feel overwhelmed by all the toy clutter!

Now is the perfect to start fresh! 2017 is going to be the year of organization for me, or so I hope. Starting before the year begins gives me a leg up on the goal. I have my boxes ready to tackle the clutter. I enjoy being able to donate my gently used toys to Goodwill knowing that other children will find the same enjoyment out them as mine did.

Don’t just stop at the playroom, my journey takes me beyond toys. I sort through clothes, shoes, mounds of books, stuffed animals and baby items. Getting a leg up on the clutter allows my son to enjoy his new toys and books.

As your children unwrap their holiday toys, think about donated those that aren’t played with anymore to Goodwill.

 

Starting the new year fresh-closet clean out

Is your closet full of items you don’t wear or like? 2017 is just around the corner, time to think about refreshing your closet. I would consider myself a hard to shop for person, so every holiday I end up with a gift cards to my favorite stores. This Christmas was no exception. I spent my post holiday, shopping for new outfits to start the new year in style. With shopping comes cleaning out my closet to make room for my new outfits.

My Goodwill donation box sits next to my closet and it tends to fill up quick. My goal is every time I purchase a new item to donate an item or two to Goodwill. This keeps my closet filled with items I actually wear and like. Everything stays pretty organized and I feel good about making a donation to Goodwill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The end of the year is a great time to donate. All of your donations are tax deductible which works out well for me come tax time. The next time you go to your favorite store and buy those new outfits, think about donating the ones in your closet to Goodwill.

12 Days of Goodwill Christmas-Wrap it Up

All your Christmas shopping is done, you are ready to wrap it all up. Wouldn’t you love to get a bargain on everything you need to make your gift look spectacular? Goodwill has everything you need to make your gift shine under the tree. Our seasonal new goods department has wrapping paper, bags and bows galore! Do you give Christmas cookies as gifts? We have fun containers to pack up those cookies and give them with love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This wraps up our 12 Days of Goodwill Christmas. We hope that you found some inspiration on how Goodwill can help you have a wonderful holiday season.

12 Days of Goodwill Christmas-movies

It’s the season for snuggling up on the couch and watching those classic holiday movies. My family has taken a thrifty approach in our household and we got rid of cable. It makes me a little sad during the holidays because I love watching various Christmas movies. So instead I took a trip to Goodwill and browsed through their movie department. Problem solved, I was able to find some holiday movies that I can watch with my family to get into the Christmas spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill has lots of movies to choose from, not just for the holidays. I was able to find Baby Einstein movies for my toddler, comedies, dramas and many more. Stop by one of our stores and grow your movie library today!