Sara Butner

Making Your Resume Stand Out: It’s All in the Details


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By Sharine Sample Imagine learning about an opening for your dream job – but the employer needs to fill the position today. If they were to ask right then for your resume, would you be prepared to send it? An updated resume is a crucial part of your professional portfolio. You never know when you’ll… Read more »

The Importance of a High School Education


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By Sharine Sample One of the biggest factors affecting how much you’ll earn in your career is education. Today I’d like to talk about the first educational milestone for most people: completing high school. Being a high school graduate can have a big impact on your future, let alone your job search. If you don’t… Read more »

Price Increases and Record Back-to-School Spending Have Parents Concerned


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Thanks to inflation and continued supply chain disruptions, families say that their back-to-school costs will be higher than ever before. This year families will spend an average of $661 per student, an 8% increase over last year’s total of $612. Parents are worried about the impact on their household finances. According to the National Retail… Read more »

New Salisbury Goodwill Store to Open July 19


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Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina will hold the grand opening for its second retail store in Salisbury, N.C., on Tuesday, July 19, at 10 a.m. The store is located at 475 Faith Road, across from ALDI. The new store will offer thousands of donated items, including clothing, furniture, shoes, toys, home décor and more…. Read more »

Mentorship in the Workplace

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Recently I was in a meeting in which the topic of mentorship came up. Someone posed the question to us: did we have a professional mentor? And, if we didn’t, why not? A mentor is an experienced, trusted adviser. As an objective, impartial adviser, a mentor can guide you during periods of change and growth… Read more »

Honoring Your Commitments in the Workplace


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By Sharine Sample In the workplace today, keeping track of deadlines and projects that you owe your colleagues sometimes can feel like a full-time job all by itself. Nowadays you are more likely to be working as part of a team instead of on your own. Thanks to increased use of virtual meetings and remote… Read more »

Sold-Out Crowd Celebrates 6th Annual Color Me Goodwill Fashion Show on April 29


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After a three-year hiatus, the popular Color Me Goodwill upcycled fashion show returned on Friday, April 29, before a sold-out audience at The Orange Peel in downtown Asheville. Seven local fashion designers and teams competed in the 6th annual Color Me Goodwill, presenting color-inspired runway collections made from repurposed clothing and items found at Goodwill… Read more »

Choosing the Job That’s Right for You


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When it comes to choosing the perfect job for you, what are you looking for? The times have changed. Nowadays, employers realize that, to most workers, it’s not just about the money anymore. While your prospective salary and benefits are important, employers understand that job seekers are also going to consider how a job affects… Read more »

Three Easy Ways to Live More Sustainably


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Sustainability is a word we hear often… but what does it really mean? To put it simply, sustainability is the process of meeting our current needs without compromising the needs of the future. We only have so many resources available to us here on Earth, so it’s important to be wise about how we use… Read more »