ClothingWorks by Goodwill http://clothingworks.ca Job interview clothing for people in need. Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:05:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.5 London Health Sciences Centre gives back http://clothingworks.ca/job-seekers-get-a-boost-from-the-london-health-sciences-centre/ http://clothingworks.ca/job-seekers-get-a-boost-from-the-london-health-sciences-centre/#respond Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:20:16 +0000 http://clothingworks.ca/?p=3989 The Talent Strategy and Development team at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) held their second donation drive for ClothingWorks.  Their donation of professional clothing and accessories will assist...

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The Talent Strategy and Development team at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) held their second donation drive for ClothingWorks.  Their donation of professional clothing and accessories will assist approximately 100 job seekers in need… outfitting them for upcoming job interviews and giving them to confidence to succeed.  Our program is incredibly grateful for LHSC’s continued support.

Interested in making a similar impact in your Community?  Businesses and organizations interested in collecting donations for ClothingWorks can visit our Donation Drive page.

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Thank You ClothingWorks Volunteers! http://clothingworks.ca/thank-you-volunteers/ http://clothingworks.ca/thank-you-volunteers/#respond Sun, 08 Oct 2017 22:30:41 +0000 http://clothingworks.ca/?p=3922 The ClothingWorks program has a team of dedicated volunteers that help outfit job seekers, process donations, stock our shelves, and run our excess-inventory sales.  We...

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The ClothingWorks program has a team of dedicated volunteers that help outfit job seekers, process donations, stock our shelves, and run our excess-inventory sales.  We can’t thank you enough!

Many of our volunteers took part in our recent sale that helps support our program.  Shown here (from left to right) are Jacky Crawford, Gisela Thibault, Gloria R., Mary Maclean, Afa Jegede-Awobajo, Shirley Pierce, and Sage Maclean. Catherine Cochois is shown at the front.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Looking to volunteer?  We’re currently looking for a driver and a wardrobe consultant: https://goodwillindustries.ca/volunteer/.

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ClothingWorks Fall Sale http://clothingworks.ca/clothingworks-fall-sale/ http://clothingworks.ca/clothingworks-fall-sale/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:00:35 +0000 http://clothingworks.ca/?p=3879 Join us at the ClothingWorks Sale on Saturday, September 30 at the Goodwill Centre (main lobby) in London!  New and gently worn mens and ladies...

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Join us at the ClothingWorks Sale on Saturday, September 30 at the Goodwill Centre (main lobby) in London!  New and gently worn mens and ladies casual, formal, designer, accessories + all season will be available.  Specialty items are also available for purchase.  Help support our program! The ClothingWorks Sale is open to the public, so stop by and grab some amazing finds!  The Goodwill at Horton Street is also having a tag sale on the same day.  Come to our sale and theirs!

When?

Saturday, September 30: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Gently worn mens and ladies casual, formal, designer, accessories + all season. Some new items too. Amazing deals to be had!

Where?

Goodwill Centre, 1st Floor (main lobby)
255 Horton Street
London, ON

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Staples Business Advantage Partners with ClothingWorks http://clothingworks.ca/staples-business-advantage-partners-with-clothingworks/ http://clothingworks.ca/staples-business-advantage-partners-with-clothingworks/#respond Tue, 04 Jul 2017 20:21:39 +0000 http://clothingworks.ca/?p=3603 Thanks so much to the entire team at Staples Business Advantage for running a donation drive for ClothingWorks!  Their team donated enough job interview clothing...

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Thanks so much to the entire team at Staples Business Advantage for running a donation drive for ClothingWorks!  Their team donated enough job interview clothing for over 100 job seekers…. over 25 bags and two racks of professional clothing and accessories.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Interested in making a similar impact in your Community?  Businesses and organizations interested in collecting donations for ClothingWorks can visit our Donation Drive page.

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In the News: Helping job-seekers find the right look http://clothingworks.ca/in-the-news-helping-job-seekers-find-the-right-look/ http://clothingworks.ca/in-the-news-helping-job-seekers-find-the-right-look/#respond Tue, 30 May 2017 04:33:13 +0000 http://clothingworks.ca/?p=3402 Thanks so much Jessica Pett and the Londoner for featuring ClothingWorks in their publication.  Read the article at: http://www.thelondoner.ca/2017/04/13/helping-job-seekers-find-the-right-look.

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Thanks so much Jessica Pett and the Londoner for featuring ClothingWorks in their publication. 

Read the article at: http://www.thelondoner.ca/2017/04/13/helping-job-seekers-find-the-right-look.

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Job Seekers Get a Boost from the London Health Sciences Centre http://clothingworks.ca/lhsc-donation/ http://clothingworks.ca/lhsc-donation/#respond Fri, 14 Apr 2017 05:36:27 +0000 http://clothingworks.ca/?p=3194 Many, many thanks to the Talent Strategy and Development team at the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) who donated 440 items to our program. The impact...

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Many, many thanks to the Talent Strategy and Development team at the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) who donated 440 items to our program. The impact on London, Ontario job seekers will be incredible!

Interested in making a similar impact in your Community?  Businesses and organizations interested in collecting donations for ClothingWorks can visit our Donation Drive page.

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Earth Week Donation Drive http://clothingworks.ca/earth-week-donation-drive-2017/ http://clothingworks.ca/earth-week-donation-drive-2017/#respond Fri, 14 Apr 2017 05:27:36 +0000 http://clothingworks.ca/?p=3191 With Earth Day fast approaching, Goodwill and ClothingWorks have partnered with Westmount Shopping Centre for a special Earth Week donation drive! On April 19 –...

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With Earth Day fast approaching, Goodwill and ClothingWorks have partnered with Westmount Shopping Centre for a special Earth Week donation drive!

On April 19 – 21, 2017 stop by Westmount Shopping Centre to donate your gently used clothing, accessories and business attire.

The Recycling Depot will be set up next to Stokes. Our team will be on hand daily from 11:00am-3:00pm to accept donations.

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ClothingWorks Sale http://clothingworks.ca/clothingworks-march-2017-sale/ http://clothingworks.ca/clothingworks-march-2017-sale/#respond Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:30:41 +0000 http://clothingworks.ca/?p=3015 50% off sale this Saturday, March 25th at the Goodwill Centre (main lobby) in London!  Gently worn mens and ladies casual, formal, designer, accessories + all...

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50% off sale this Saturday, March 25th at the Goodwill Centre (main lobby) in London!  Gently worn mens and ladies casual, formal, designer, accessories + all season. Some new items too. Help support our program! The ClothingWorks Sale is open to the public, so stop by and grab some amazing finds!  The Goodwill at Horton Street is also having a tag sale on the same day.  Come to our sale and theirs!

When?

Saturday, March 25th: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Gently worn mens and ladies casual, formal, designer, accessories + all season. Some new items too. Amazing deals to be had!

Where?

Goodwill Centre, 1st Floor (main lobby)
255 Horton Street
London, ON

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Interview DOs and DON’Ts http://clothingworks.ca/interview-dos-donts/ http://clothingworks.ca/interview-dos-donts/#respond Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:52:06 +0000 http://clothingworks.ca/?p=1871 Here is a quick list of interview DOs and DON’Ts, courtesy of VirginiaTech…   Interview DOs: Dress appropriately for the industry; err on the side of...

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Here is a quick list of interview DOs and DON’Ts, courtesy of VirginiaTech…

 

Interview DOs:

  • Dress appropriately for the industry; err on the side of being conservative to show you take the interview seriously. Your personal grooming and cleanliness should be impeccable.
  • Know the exact time and location of your interview; know how long it takes to get there, park, find a rest room to freshen up, etc.
  • Arrive early; 10 minutes prior to the interview start time [or earlier if the event or employer instructs you to do so].
  • Treat other people you encounter with courtesy and respect. Their opinions of you might be solicited during hiring decisions.
  • Offer a firm handshake, make eye contact, and have a friendly expression when you are greeted by your interviewer.
  • Listen to be sure you understand your interviewer’s name and the correct pronunciation.
  • Use formality. Even when your interviewer gives you a first and last name, address your interviewer by title (Ms., Mr., Dr.) and last name, until invited to do otherwise.
  • Maintain good eye contact during the interview.
  • Sit still in your seat; avoid fidgeting and slouching.
  • Respond to questions and back up your statements about yourself with specific examples whenever possible.
  • Do focus on your positive characteristics and strengths and qualifications for the job. [Don’t criticize yourself.]
  • Ask for clarification if you don’t understand a question.
  • Be thorough in your responses, while being concise in your wording.
  • Be honest and be yourself — your best professional self. Dishonesty gets discovered and is grounds for withdrawing job offers and for firing. You want a good match between yourself and your employer. If you get hired by acting like someone other than yourself, you and your employer will both be unhappy.
  • Treat the interview seriously and as though you are truly interested in the employer and the opportunity presented.
  • Exhibit a positive attitude. The interviewer is evaluating you as a potential co-worker. Behave like someone you would want to work with.
  • Have intelligent questions prepared to ask the interviewer. Having done your research about the employer in advance, ask questions which you did not find answered in your research.
  • Evaluate the interviewer and the organization s/he represents. An interview is a two-way street. Conduct yourself cordially and respectfully, while thinking critically about the way you are treated and the values and priorities of the organization.
  • Do expect to be treated appropriately. If you believe you were treated inappropriately or asked questions that were inappropriate or made you uncomfortable, discuss this with a Career Services advisor or the director.
  • Make sure you understand the employer’s next step in the hiring process; know when and from whom you should expect to hear next. Know what action you are expected to take next, if any.
  • When the interviewer concludes the interview, offer a firm handshake and make eye contact. Depart gracefully.
  • After the interview, make notes right away so you don’t forget critical details.
  • Write a thank-you letter to your interviewer promptly.

Interview DON’Ts:

  • Don’t make excuses. Take responsibility for your decisions and your actions.
  • Don’t make negative comments about previous employers or professors (or others).
  • Don’t falsify application materials or answers to interview questions.
  • Don’t make negative statements about yourself. Don’t make apologies or talk about what you don’t have in your background. [Do focus on the positive.]
  • Don’t treat the interview casually, as if you are just shopping around or doing the interview for practice. This is an insult to the interviewer and to the organization.
  • Don’t give the impression that you are only interested in an organization because of its geographic location.
  • Don’t give the impression you are only interested in salary; don’t ask about salary and benefits issues until the subject is brought up by your interviewer.
  • Don’t act as though you would take any job or are desperate for employment.
  • Don’t make the interviewer guess what type of work you are interested in; it is not the interviewer’s job to act as a career advisor to you.
  • Don’t be unprepared for typical interview questions. You may not be asked all of them in every interview, but being unprepared will not help you.
  • A job search can be hard work and involve frustrations; don’t exhibit frustrations or a negative attitude in an interview.
  • Don’t go to extremes with your posture; don’t slouch, and don’t sit rigidly on the edge of your chair.
  • Don’t assume that a female interviewer is “Mrs.” or “Miss.” Address her as “Ms.” unless told otherwise. (If she has a Ph.D. or other doctoral degree or medical degree, use “Dr. [lastname]” just as you would with a male interviewer. Marital status of anyone, male or female, is irrelevant to the purpose of the interview.
  • Don’t chew gum or smell like smoke.
  • This shouldn’t have to be said: Don’t bite your fingernails. Don’t touch your face or hair or adjust your clothing.
  • Don’t allow your cell phone to sound during the interview. (If it does, apologize quickly and ignore it.) Don’t take a cell phone call. Don’t look at a text message.
  • Don’t take your parents, your pet (an assistance animal is not a pet in this circumstance), spouse, fiance, friends or enemies to an interview. If you are not grown up and independent enough to attend an interview alone, you’re insufficiently grown up and independent for a job. (They can certainly visit your new city, at their own expense, but cannot attend your interview.)

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About ClothingWorks: Video http://clothingworks.ca/clothingworks-video-launched/ http://clothingworks.ca/clothingworks-video-launched/#respond Wed, 18 Nov 2015 16:34:22 +0000 http://clothingworks.ca/?p=922 Learn a little more about ClothingWorks by watching our promotion video!  Produced by BizBio, the video explains the ClothingWorks program and how it helps job seekers.

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Learn a little more about ClothingWorks by watching our promotion video!  Produced by BizBio, the video explains the ClothingWorks program and how it helps job seekers.

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