Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Nominate Someone You Know for a Career Make-Over!

(Photo Credit: Patrick Q.)

We are looking for a man and a woman interested in a full career make-over. The chosen candidate will work with our career experts and will be "made-over" from top to bottom. This make-over will include video and resume coaching, and a career consultation.

The following services will also be donated:

Wardrobe Consulting by Opulant Elegance
A professional ensemble/outfit by Career Fashion Consignment
Hair Cut and Make-Over by Sweet Pea Spa

If you are interested or know someone that needs a professional make-over, please send us an email to atwork@gpb.org. Please include a resume, the reason you would like a career make-over for yourself or someone else, and please include a full body shot.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Check Out Disaster Loan Outreach Center in DeKalb County

Disaster survivors can still receive one-on-one help at Disaster Loan Outreach Centers. The Disaster Recovery Center has been transitioned into an SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center in DeKalb (see address and hours below). SBA Customer Service Representatives can 1) Answer your questions 2) Issue and receive applications 3) Assist with completing applications and 4) Provide other SBA disaster loan related services.

DeKalb County
Browns Mill Recreation Center
5101 Browns Mill Road
Lithonia, GA 30058
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday

Just Out From The Georgia Department of Labor

Commissioner Thurmond announces Oct. 28 application deadline for DUA

ATLANTA -- State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said today that workers in nine Georgia counties – Bartow, Catoosa, Coweta, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Heard, Newton, and Rockdale -- have until Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, to file initial claims for federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) to compensate for loss of income directly resulting from the severe storms and flooding beginning on Sept. 18, 2009, and continuing.

DUA is a federal program established to help workers whose primary income is lost or interrupted as a direct result of a disaster declared by the President. Federal DUA differs from the state’s regular unemployment insurance program in that it provides benefits to self-employed business people, farmers, diversified farming operations, loggers, commission paid employees and others who are not eligible for Georgia’s regular unemployment insurance benefits. The maximum weekly benefits amount is $330.

In applying for benefits, applicants will need to provide their social security number. Self-employed applicants should be prepared to provide information related to their previous year's earnings, such as income tax forms or quarterly estimated income tax records.

Under certain circumstances, DUA benefits also may be available to family members who become the primary breadwinners of households where the head of that household died as a direct result of the disaster. Proof of the death of the head of household, such as a death certificate or affidavit, should be presented at the time the claim is filed.

Potentially eligible workers should contact the nearest Georgia Department of Labor office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Workers may call the Georgia Department of Labor’s toll-free customer service line at (877) 709-8185 to obtain career center information.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

At Works Mentoring Tips 101 continued!

At Works Mentoring Tips 101 continued!

Last Friday our show was all about mentoring in business and personal life. We discussed how to find a mentor, what look for in a mentor and importantly the mentor mentee relationship.

We took to the streets of Atlanta,Ga to find out whats on your minds about Mentorship:

Helene Lollis
, President of Pathbuilders

Sarah O'Brien, CFO and Director of Operations for Dental System Group of Carestream Health

Erin Wolf, Managing Partner of Suite Track

The Recession is Over! - Or is it?

News reports say the recession is over --- But is it?

And what does that mean for people laid off?

Are you ready for what comes next?

On the next At Work: Managing your career post recession.

We’ll hear what the experts have to say and listen in on an interview with At Works Valarie Edwards and Jeffrey Rosensweig, Associate Professor of Finance at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta,Georgia.

Join us this Friday at 3 here on GPB.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Mentoring Tips 101

At Works Mentoring Tips 101!

Last Friday our show was all about mentoring in business and personal life. We discussed how to find a mentor, what look for in a mentor and importantly the mentor mentee relationship.

We took to the streets of Atlanta,Ga to find out whats on your minds about Mentorship:

Brent Herd, AOL

Brenda Freeman, Turner Broadcasting

Jacqueline Welch, Turner Broadcasting

Julia Wallace, Atlanta Journal Constitution and AJC.COM

Laura Balsar, Balsar Companies

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Finding Your Mentor

Like any relationship, mentoring can shape lives and propel careers. On the next At Work: Finding Your Mentor. How mentoring can guide your career and personal progress.

Our guest this week is Dr. Susan Kossak. A "Jill of all trades,"Dr. Kossak came together with Georgia Public Broadcasting on a documentary narrated by Jane Fonda, The Road Beyond Abuse, featuring the life story of her mentee, Johnnetta McSwain. The Road Beyond Abuse aired on GPB TV and also on GPB Radio with At Work host Valarie Edwards. Learn more about her at
"Discover The Power Of Us."

And as always our experts are ready to answer your questions.

Join us for At Work this Friday @ 3 here on GPB.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Books Available to Our Listeners

This is a no-nonsense career guide on how to weather America's stormy job market. Limited copies available: send us an email: atwork@gpb.org

Best selling author Connie Glaser has plenty of insight when it comes to communication skills between men and women in the workplace. Limited copies available, send us an email: atwork@gpb.org