Judy Margulies a #JOBCLUB member for life proudly shared that she received help and assistance from Goodwill’s Job Developers to re-enter the workforce. She said, “I would not have been able to do this without Goodwill, your support and assistance. I'm very grateful and a forever supporter of Goodwill!
How'd she get from PTA mom to technology entrepreneur? By following her instincts, she said. She offered some tips for those contemplating a stab at entrepreneurship, especially Post50 moms hoping to re-enter the workforce with a business of their own:
Co-founder of Women Like Us, a firm that specialises in finding part-time, flexible work for women re-entering the workforce after motherhood, Karen Mattison joins Red Online to discuss finding careers that work for you and making 2012 a year with a difference.
How to Find a Job by Networking. The best way to find these opportunities is not through online job boards, the classifieds, or employment agencies—it’s by talking to people around you. Your network of friends, relatives, colleagues, and acquaintances is a valuable job search resource. Networking may sound intimidating, but it can be rewarding and fun, even if you’re shy or feel like you don’t know many people.
Barbara Delbridge tells how she came to be involved with Goodwill Industries® Serving Central Virginia and Hampton Roads after being released from a correctional facility, and how she now gives back to help other people with criminal backgrounds. For more stories like this, visit http://www.goodwill.org/category/my-story/
History- Goodwill Industries International has a rich 100 year old history. Rev. Edgar J. Helms, a Methodist minister, founded Goodwill in 1902 in Boston, MA. Dr. Helms collected used household goods and clothing in wealthier areas of the city, then trained and hired unemployed people to mend and repair the used goods. The goods were then resold, and proceeds paid the workers wages and were invested in the development of job training programs.