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.

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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!