Category Career Guidance

Chevron Partners with Goodwill To Provide Purpose, Pride and Dignity

What makes a partnership powerful is a shared vision between both parties; working in unison to accomplish one goal. From the start, Chevron Corporation embraced Goodwill’s mission of putting people with barriers to work. Back in June of 2015, Chevron began employing three Goodwill Supported Employment program participants with disabilities to work alongside a job […]

Overcoming Incredible Obstacles: Veronica’s Story

Veronica’s life has not been free from obstacles. She has been in and out of prison for more than half of her adult life. Although she knew she faced an uphill battle, she never lost hope.  Little did she know, she would find the answer she needed in the Santa Ana train station. “I went […]

Goodwill Kicks Off Visual Merchandising Class for Retail Team

Styling tips and tricks, mannequin care techniques, and more. Goodwill of Orange County kicked off a new Visual Merchandising Class. On April 20, Goodwill team members from across its retail stores had the opportunity to learn about a new and exciting career option: Visual Merchandising. Eric Smissen, Senior Manager of Merchandising and Acquisitions, led the […]

Wardrobe Buying Guide for Job-Seekers

“Pop quiz, hot-shot: you’ve got a job interview – what are you wearing?” Dressing for your next job interview doesn’t have to be stressful! Just visit any Goodwill of Orange County location for gently used professional clothing Read more.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Since 1988, the U.S. Department of Labor has commemorated the month of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a time where Americans pay tribute to the many societal and workforce accomplishments of men and women with disabilities.

The annual awareness campaign seeks to expand employment opportunities and fight the stigma that people living with disabilities are unable to join the workforce. This year, the theme for NDEAM is “Because We Are EQUAL to the Task,” a recognition of the reality that people with disabilities have the education, training, experience and desire to be successful in the workplace. Read more.

When To Play it Safe with Fashion: Job Interviews

Keepin’ it profesh for a job interview – and beyond – is very easy. Follow these guidelines, and you’ll be all set up to wow your future boss with your talents and personality Read more.