Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Are You a Recession Survivor?

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.

Join the conversation on At Work, Friday at 3pm on GPB. Listen live at

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Workplace Race Relations

The most powerful force on race relations may not be the government or civil rights groups... It's the workplace.

"As we compete in b
usiness, 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 America's boardrooms
and cubicles...on At WorkFriday afternoon at 3 on GPB.


Friday, May 14, 2010

Using Social Media To Land that JOB!

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:

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Social Media Band Wagon: Join the ride?

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

Conversations @ Work, Part II

Difficult conversations are a mainstay of any office. Particularly when it comes to talking with a co-worker on anything from office politics to personal habits.

On the next @ Work, tips and strategies for bridging the conversation divide with your co-workers.

Join us for At Work Friday at 3 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting Radio.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Conversations @ Work

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

How Much Vacation is ENOUGH??

Taking time off from work is important to rejuvenate and get away from the office. If your cool enough to accumulate hours for time off, how often do you take the time that is given?

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.

New Employment News!!

Robins Air Force Base Hiring 500 people
More Info HERE!
Warner Robins ,Ga

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Ever have one of those days when you just want to pull your hair out?

Odds are you're suffering from on-the-job stress.

Ya Think?

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.

Click here for a LIVE STREAM!

Or chat with us live HERE!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Georgia Department of Labor Announces New Summer Program

Department of Labor Announces New Summer Program

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.

“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,, 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

Coming Up on At Work...How to QUIT

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

Communication at Work...

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

"I Can Bring Home the Bacon..."

Even in a recession, women are bringing home more bacon then ever before.

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

Mounting Unhappiness in the Workplace

Coming up on At Work...

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?

Join us for At Work this Friday at 3 p.m. and hear what the experts have to say about mounting unhappiness in the workplace.

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.