Thursday, January 6, 2011
Hopefully 2011 will be a good year for a lot of people. “If find a new job” is one of your New Year Resolutions, Atlanta Employment Guide wants to help you get your year rolling with our job fair in March! On March 15th, we will be hosting a Job Fair at the Marietta Dave and Busters.
We have a posting up on our website right now so be sure to pre-register as soon as possible to save yourself some time at the door. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates on our job fairs as they develop! Publish Post
Friday, December 3, 2010
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Friday, July 30, 2010
To find out more about the Dream and their contribution to the Atlanta community, we caught up with Sprague Paynter, the Dream's Community and Public Relations Manager. Take a look at what she had to say below and be sure to be one of the first 500 job seekers at the event to receive a FREE ticket to an Atlanta Dream game this season.
AtlantaEG: What are some of the Dream's goals as far as community involvement and giving back to the city of Atlanta?
Sprague: Community involvement is integral to the success of the WNBA and the Dream. Owner Kathy Betty’s vision is to win on and off the court. The ability that a sports franchise has to positively impact the community was one of the main reasons she decided to purchase the team, and our players are totally committed to giving back to the city and making a connection with fans not just at the game, but touching lives off the court as well.
AtlantaEG: On August 3rd, the Atlanta Dream is sponsoring a job fair, which can have a great impact on the community and help people get back on their feet. What were some of the reasons you felt compelled your organization to partner on something like this?
Sprague: Unemployment is an unfortunate reality for a lot of people in this economy. As an organization, it’s important that we help get people back on their feet that are in between jobs and seeking opportunities. Part of being a true part of the community is investing in people, so hopefully we can help turn some people’s lives around.
AtlantaEG: As part of an organization that inspires people, young and old, can you tell us a little about the experience you deliver at one of your home games?
Sprague: The Dream has a great on-court product, but we also take pride in our entire game experience. Atlanta Dream games are a great entertainment option because we offer affordable ticket prices and a family-friendly interactive game experience. We have a diverse audience, so we deliver an experience that appeals to everyone. From our “Dream Supremes” senior dance team to postgame free throws every Sunday for youth, we have something for everyone!
AtlantaEG: For those looking for more information on the Dream, where can we find you online?
Sprague: Fans can visit our official website at http://www.AtlantaDream.net or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
AtlantaEG: After the job fair on the 3rd, what does the Atlanta Dream home schedule look like?
Sprague: The Dream has four remaining home games—Tuesday, August 10 vs. Seattle at 7 pm; Friday, August 13 vs. New York at 7 pm; Tuesday, August 17 vs. Chicago at 7 pm and Sunday, August 22 vs. Washington at 3 pm. Right now, the Dream is among the top teams in the Eastern Conference, but the stretch of games in August will definitely be important as the playoff race heats up!
Pre-Register For the August 3rd Atlanta Job Fair
If you have not pre-registered for the job fair, I suggest you head on over to the Atlanta Employment Guide and get registered today.
While you are on the page, check out all the hiring companies that will be at the event looking for people just like you to join their organizations.
See you all on the 3rd at Philips Arena.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
As we continue to prepare for the Atlanta Job Fair, on Tuesday, August 3rd, we wanted to prepare you for the best chance of landing a position with a company that can not only bring in the paycheck, but also involve a career that you are passionate about.
Today, I wanted to share 5 interview questions that you should be prepared to answer at the Atlanta Job Fair. At the event, you will be meeting and talking to recruiters nd employers who are looking for people to stand out amongst the hundreds of job seekers that pass by their booth. Having strong and confident answers to the following questions can give you a competitive advantage over other Atlanta job seekers.
So your homework today is to jot down these questions, create compelling answers and practice saying them into your mirror. It may sound silly, but if you are sitting at a new desk next week, you wiil know that your preparation payed off!
5 Top Interview Questions To Answer And Study:
- Tell Me About Yourself...
- What Are Your Strengths?
- What Are Your Weaknesses?
- What Skills Do You Have That Would Benefit Our Company?
- What Questions Do You Have About Our Company?
For more information on answering the last question, check out this video on researching employers.
And if you haven't yet, please register for the Atlanta Job Fair!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
The Atlanta Job Fair is coming up on Tuesday, August 3rd and here at the EmploymentGuide.com, we want to make sure that you are ready to have a great event and get into the door with great employers where you can share your talents and skills.
To ensure that you will have the best opportunity to succeed at the job fair, here are 5 things to remeber:
Bring an updated and relevant resume. If you are looking for hospitality positions, be sure to create your resume to appeal to hospitality companies. Include previous employers, references and an opening statement that appeals to the hospitality crowd. Create multiple resumes if necessary.
Ensure that you have complete contact information. This includes a phone number, address and a proper email address. The email is very important here, so be sure that you have access to your email on a regular basis and that your email address is a professional one. No more firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up for GMail and get email@example.com.
Dress with confidence and above your desired position. Just because cooks wear t-shirts and jeans, doesn't mean that you should while attending this job fair. Get on your best attire and make a strong first impression. If in doubt, always dress up, never down.
Do your pre-event research. Check out the companies that are attending and get some background on them. Use Google, Facebook and LinkedIn to see what the company does and how you can bring value to their organization. For more on this topic, check out a video that explains more - Job Fair Research.
Leave your friends and your cell phone on silent. Yes, I said to leave your friends on silent. While it is okay to come to the Atlanta Job Fair with a friend, family member or colleague, when approaching employers be sure to approach alone so that you give and are given the maximum amount of attention from a recruiter. Get your questions answered and show off yourself to the best of your ability. Also, put the cell phone away. There is nothing recruiters peev more than talking to a candidate only to have them checking their texts and Facebook statuses.
I hope these tips are helpful to you as you get ready for the Atlanta Job Fair. We are working hard to deliver great employers that are happily hiring here in Atlanta.
To register for the job fair, please visit the Atlanta Employment Guide.
If you are a company that wants to take advantage of the great talent that comes to one of our events, please contact your local Employment Guide representative or call 800-272-3452 or email AtlJobs@EmploymentGuide.com.
We look forward to seeing you on August 3rd!