With the economy in such a state of flux right now, it can be difficult for job seekers to navigate their options. If you’re having difficulty figuring out your next step or you just want to find a more efficient approach to the problem, Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona has a few suggestions to help you go about it.
How Do You Get a Job at Goodwill?
Goodwill needs skilled employees for any number of tasks. Donation attendants, accountants, managers, retail associates: Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona needs people to keep operations running smoothly on a daily basis.
If you’re wondering ‘is Goodwill a good place to work?’, you should know that the company is notorious for treating everyone with respect. From inclusiveness to benefits to perks, this is an organization that takes pride in treating people the way they deserve to be treated. This is good news for job seekers who might be used to corporations that are largely looking to protect the bottom line at all costs.
Plus, there’s an emotional component that plays out behind the scenes at this charitable non-profit. Whether you’re working in an office or in a Goodwill shop, the point of Goodwill is to help people get a leg up — no matter where they come from.
Can Goodwill Also Help You Find a Job?
Yes. At Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona, we offer a number of career services that can help you find a career that ‘fits’ you.
Every community has its own career resources designed to help job seekers land the right position. Learning more about them can help you connect to the right service or professional.
We all have our own special skills to offer at any given job. Whether it’s an innate talent or skills born from years of experience, it’s important to respect your talent and give them the respect they deserve. And while you can certainly grow into a role and carve out your own responsibilities, it’s usually better to start closer to where you would prefer to be.
So maybe you love to talk to people and help them find what they’re looking for, making you the perfect person to be in sales. Or maybe you’d rather work with a staff, directing employees and redistributing resources as you see fit. This might make you a great manager. A career assessment digs a little deeper than your resume, allowing you to apply for jobs that will help you shine.
Connections to Job Leads/Job Postings
Not every job is advertised in the same way, which may mean you never hear about the perfect position for you. Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona can help job seekers find the right leads and postings. When you know more about both the job and the person offering the job, it’s easier to get your foot in the door. Before you let anything slip through your fingers, make sure you have all the facts.
Computer and Soft Skills Training
Computer skills are needed in practically every position, even those that largely deal with people. Salespeople have to work with CRMs, admin workers need to be familiar with the company software, and managers will need to track people’s time and ensure accurate reporting.
Goodwill helps everyone get the basic skills that will help them be more competitive in the job market. Whether you need basic training or a certificate in information technology, Goodwill can provide up to a full year of support from the career services team.
There are also soft skills training sessions available that can make it easier to work with people on every level of the company. Soft skills can be the key to getting ahead in a company, as it’s an invaluable benefit to be able to get along with people from different backgrounds.
Interview Skills Development
Interviews can be difficult, especially if you’re not used to them. Knowing what to say without getting flustered is an art form, one that can be mastered with practice. Goodwill’s career services make it possible to go over the most oft-asked questions until you have your answers down pat. This is also a great place to prepare for curveball questions too.
Job Search Strategies
It’s exceptionally easy to waste time on internet searches that seem to start and end in a vacuum. After carefully constructing a cover letter and tailoring your resume for the job, you send it off and then never hear anything back.
Or maybe you’re having a tough time advancing to the second round of interviews or finding positions that meet your salary requirements. The career center at Goodwill can help you spend your time wisely, devising strategies that will help you find a better job in record time.
Labor Market Information
If you’re wondering the best kinds of jobs to apply for, Goodwill can provide you with some answers. The key is to consider how local demand will impact your job search. Your neighborhood might be in desperate need of anything from waitresses to construction workers to bookkeepers. It can help you steer your search in a direction where you’ll have the pick of the litter.
One-On-One Career Coaching
Having a personal mentor or coach can make all the difference when it comes to how you shape your career. Every position that you can take has its own set of pros and cons, so it’s important to know what you’re getting into before you sign an official contract. A coach will help you analyze your options and support you through cover letters, interviews and negotiations.
Onsite Hiring Events
Onsite hiring events can be a great way to get your smiling face in front of someone who would love to have you on board. Goodwill offers a number of events throughout the year to help get job seekers the exposure they need to get hired at the company or organization of their dreams.
Resumes can be difficult for even the most seasoned of writers. Not everyone is able to translate their skills onto paper. Goodwill career services give you an affordable way to showcase yourself even when you’re not in person to wow the hiring manager.
Career Services at Goodwill
To feel confident in a job search, you need the right tools at your disposal. Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona is here to help you define your purpose so you can be as successful as possible in your search. We’re here to help individuals, families, and communities get what they need.