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Annette DiZinno

Annette has been with Goodwill for over four years working at our Workforce Connection Center as a specialist, promoted to consultant this past April. Prior to working for Goodwill, she worked as a job coach/job developer with a DVR service provider. She also worked in community outreach/business development in higher education, outsides sales in the pharmaceutical and broadcasting industries.
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Recent Posts

An Aging Workforce: Benefits of Mature Workers

Posted by Annette DiZinno on May 24, 2021

Eighty years ago, in 1940, the average life expectancy for men was around 70 years. For women, it was 76. Today, those numbers have gone up, with men averaging about 78 years and women living to the age of 81 on average.

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You Got the Job – Now Here’s How Keep It!

Posted by Annette DiZinno on July 17, 2020

Sometimes getting the job is the easy part of employment – keeping it can be a whole other ballgame.

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For Job-Seekers, Keywords are Critical

Posted by Annette DiZinno on July 9, 2020

These days, job searches are more complicated than just filling out an application. Analytics, algorithms and applicant tracking systems serve as data-based gatekeepers, helping hiring managers scan, sort and search for the right candidate. And they achieve this by using keywords.

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10 Super Simple Tips to Get Past the Applicant Tracking System

Posted by Annette DiZinno on June 29, 2020

Résumés are all about getting the attention of the recruiter. But first, that résumé must get through the magical chamber of the Applicant Tracking System (ATS).

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Creating a Winning Resume – Two Simple Steps to Get Started

Posted by Annette DiZinno on April 28, 2020

Putting together a resume is typically a task people don’t relish doing.

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Meeting with job seekers 'where they are at'

Posted by Annette DiZinno on November 14, 2019

Over the past few months, I’ve had the good fortune to attend several events discussing the impact of trauma and poverty, and all its ramifications. My work with the Goodwill Workforce Connection Center Community Access Points is focused on helping people gain employment. But when individuals face homelessness or other aspects of trauma, getting a job is an even more difficult task. The path for any job seeker is daunting; yet when you combine episodes of domestic abuse, not knowing if you will have a place to sleep or clothing for an interview, the challenges seem insurmountable. Fortunately, there are several community agencies addressing these needs.

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