Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The Recession has to end eventually. Until then some are getting creative, others are still in survival mode.
This week on At Work, we'll look at what navigating this recession means for you.
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
"As we compete in business, as we protect our competitive advantage our competitive standing, as we protect our identity for business we will have to learn how to be better at including people across all races, all genders, all identity groups..." - Carl Jefferson
We'll explore race relations in
Friday, May 14, 2010
Social media websites are popular for promoting events and businesses and is also used as an important networking tool amongst different entertainment and career based industries. Because of this access to a large number of influential people, the unemployed and employed alike are using social media to search for and land their next big gig.
On the latest At Work show, we discussed the do's and don't s of using social media and listened to successful social media users give advice and ideas on how to increase your chances of landing the job you want, through the world of "friending" and "following," on websites like Linkedin and Facebook.
1. Completely fill out your profile.
Give as much (good) information about your skills and talents as you can, to attract that potential employer. Make them interested in you.
2. Ask colleagues and industry peers to write a recommendation for you.
Recommendations from others that have worked along side you gives a future employer an idea of what to expect from you if you decide to work for them.
3. Have credible references listed on your profile. People that have a background in your industry or presently work in that industry have knowledge about the kind of job you are seeking and therefore can give a more accurate account of your qualifications for a specfic position. And of course, past fellow employees know your work habits. (Be sure this person is someone who LIKES you.)
4. Become a member of a few industry groups that are available on that social media site.
Join the conversations in these groups and on these forums. Your input may catch the eye of someone seeking a new expert in their company.
5. Write a good headline and job title on your profile to get the attention of a potential employer.
You want to JUMP off the screen. It's a possibility that there are hundreds and even thousands of people who have the same industry experience as you. A great profile headline separates you from the rest.
Internet Tip of the Week: http://mashable.com/2009/01/05/job-search-secrets/
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
With all the buzz over social media, websites like FaceBook, LinkedIn and Twitter are attracting the attention of job seekers and employers.
On the next @ Work, we’ll explore social networking’s do's and don'ts, its risks and opportunities.
Join us this Friday afternoon at 3:00 for the next At Work, here on GPB.
Check back with us on the blog, after the show, for a list of those do's and dont's. Take note and get on the job hunt!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
It’s never been easy to ask for a raise or to ask for help.
But experts say if you don’t have the conversation, you could be throwing away your future.
On the next @ Work, tips and strategies for bridging one very difficult conversation divide.
Tune in this Friday afternoon at 3, here on GPB
Friday, March 12, 2010
Let us know in our first At Work Online Poll!
This poll will expire March 18th 2010 at Midnight.
Thank you for taking our first poll!
Please join today's (03.12.10) conversation of "Stress in the Workplace" over at our LIVE CHAT! The LIVE CHAT will close at 4:30pm.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Odds are you're suffering from on-the-job stress.
On the next At Work:
Tips on identifying your stress triggers.
And, working your way through the rough patches.
Listen in and join the conversation this Friday at 3pm. 1-800-RADIO-GA.
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Tuesday, March 2, 2010
ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond announced today that the Georgia Department of Labor's 2010 Summer Internship Program will offer internships to students across the state. The internship program provides college students with practical work experience, an opportunity to earn school credit, and a chance to make up to $1,400 through the program.
(THIS PROGRAM IS UNRELATED TO GPB'S INTERN PROGRAM)
“In a time when countless companies have cut jobs, including paid internships, the Summer Internship Program provides valuable opportunities for students to develop and expand skills and to earn money,” said Commissioner Thurmond.
Interns work 25 hours per week for nine weeks between June 1 and August 13, and are paid semi-monthly. The program is open primarily to college sophomores, juniors and seniors in Georgia. It is also open to Georgia residents enrolled in or accepted to similar institutions in other states.
School credits may be earned, but interns are responsible for making arrangements with their respective institutions to obtain the credit. Interns will be selected on the basis of the following: student interests and whether such interests align with possible job duties at the labor department, maturity level, and student access to Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) Career Centers and Vocational Rehabilitation offices around the state. Whenever possible, selected interns will be allowed to choose the office where they will work.
Applicants must submit an application, along with a one-page essay on “The key to my employment success in the next five to 10 years.” They may also be required to complete a job interview conducted by a member of the department's staff. Applications are available at any GDOL office, the department’s Web site, www.dol.state.ga.us, and by writing to Janice Reaves Jackson, Director of Marketing & Community Relations, Georgia Department of Labor, Suite 600, 148 Andrew Young International Blvd., N. E., Atlanta, GA 30303-1751.
Applications will be accepted from March 1 through March 31. Applications should be mailed to Mrs. Reaves Jackson at the above address, or faxed to (404) 656-2683. Selections will be made by April 21, and students selected for the internship program will be notified via mail between April 26th and the 30th.
Georgia Department of Labor
Monday, February 22, 2010
Quitting your job can be a daunting experience. Leave without a game plan, and you could find yourself out in the cold.
On the next At Work: How to Quit Your Job and When?
Join us for At Work this Friday at 3pm on Georgia Public Broadcasting Radio!
Friday, January 29, 2010
Coming up this Friday on At Work…
"Communication." It's supposed to be a two way street. But, sometimes, even the best relationships get bogged down in gridlock.
On the next At Work, why the key to success in any relationship means keeping the lines of communication open.
That’s At Work, Friday afternoon at 3 on GPB Radio.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Experts say the trend represents the advances women have made and the set backs men have experienced in typically male dominated jobs.
On the next At Work, how some families are adjusting to the shift in financial earning power.
Tune in to At Work later today at 3PM on GPB.
Monday, January 11, 2010
A new survey suggests more Americans than ever before are unhappy in their jobs.
Can the worst recession since the 1930s be fueling this wave of employee dissatisfaction or is there more to it?
And a new year means new career goals. Tune in for tips on getting a fresh start in 2010!
That’s At Work this Friday at 3 here on GPB Radio.