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Goodwill San Antonio offers free career resources and assistance to prepare individuals to find better jobs and build careers. As you look to advance you career, visit this page frequently to find helpful, brief articles on Interviewing, Job Searching, Career Advancement, Benefits.

Benefits

  • Balancing the Value of Benefits with Salary Offers
    We all want a high-paying job, but sometimes employee benefits can outweigh a high salary. Evaluate all the employee benefits offered. You might find you’ll get more from a job offer that has a slightly lower salary.

  • Five Questions About Healthcare Benefits Answered
    You know that healthcare insurance is required, but you aren’t sure how it works, you might wonder, “What is a Network?” or “What types of plans are available?” Here are the answers to five frequently asked health insurance questions.

 

Interviewing

  • Networking 101: Preparing Your Elevator Speech
    First impressions make all the difference! Preparing the perfect 90-second elevator speech could help you land a job or make a good connection at a networking event. Here’s what your speech should cover.

  • Make a Good First Impression in 30 Seconds or Less
    Create a 15-30 seconds speech that will stick to a potential employer, like your favorite TV commercial catchphrase sticks to you! Tackle “tell me a little about yourself” like a pro.

  • Ace Your Next Job Interview 
    The interview process can be scary, but preparation can help you gain confidence on the day of your interview. A clean appearance and researching your potential employer are just the beginning.

  • Five Things to Consider When Interviewing for Jobs with a Disability
    Disability shouldn’t prevent you from applying for a job you know you’re qualified to do. Preparing with these five tips can help you answer any questions with confidence.

  • Oh, no! The interviewer just asked for my weaknesses!
    No list of the most challenging interview questions would be complete without the ol’ weaknesses question. Today I’ll explore why they’re asking it and strategies for answering.

  • Cover Letters and Thank You Notes
    Today’s blog deals with cover letters and thank you notes. Should you write them? Do employers even read them? Today I’ll answer those questions and offer tips for helping you stand out in a sea of applicants.

  • Types of Questions to Ask the Employer During Your Interviews
    I’m often asked my opinion on what sort of questions are good to ask an employer during interviews. And while in future blogs I’ll get into detail about specific questions and the rationale for asking them, today I want to paint with a broader brush. Let’s have a look at varying types of questions and what you’re trying to accomplish by asking them.

  • Telephone Interviewing Tips
    Often times the first step in an interview process involves the telephone. Are you as prepared as possible? In this week’s blog I’ll share some tips for putting your best foot forward.

 

Job Search

  • Three Ways to Use Digital Skills in your Job Search
    Having basic digital literacy skills can help with your job search. A quick online search can result in a list of open job positions. Here’s other ways digital skills can make your job search easier.

  • Applying for Your First Job? Remember These Tips
    Just graduated college? Doing research on your potential employer could make you stand out during the interview process. Learn how and other ways to improve your chances of being hired.

  • Six Steps to a Great LinkedIn Profile
    Furthering your career in the 21st century requires a digital presence. Creating a LinkedIn profile is a big step towards networking and searching for your next job. Getting personal and using the right keywords are just two tips to consider.

  • What Does it Really Mean to ‘Do Your Homework’ on a Company?
    We’ve all heard it’s important to do your homework on a company prior to your interview. But what does that really mean? Today I’ll explore some tips for planning for your interview.

  • Ageism and Your Job Search
    If you’ve ever felt your age was a hindrance in getting hired, today’s blog is for you.

  • Don’t Quit Your Job Search During the Holidays
    We’re entering the holiday season. What does this mean for your job search? Today I’ll explain what happens from an employer perspective and both why you should press on and tips for doing so.

 

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