01. March 2010 | Show Originial
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On the way in to work this morning while sitting in traffic and listening to the radio a certain word struck interest to me, “Capitalism.” This led me to my topic, Capitalism. Do we all know what the meaning of this word is or where it originated from? Not many have a clue. You may be asking yourself, “What relevance does this have to do with work or the economy?” Truth in the matter, those that are in the business world knows it has a lot to do with how the world functions.

Capitalism according to the European Enlightenment Glossary: "capitalism" means more than just a body of social practices easily applied across geographical and historical distances, it is also a "way of thinking." If you have not yet understood this term, an earlier term for capitalism was known as mercantilism, distributing goods to different sites and locations, selling at higher prices to make a profit. Are you following me now?

Stores, retailers, owners-everybody buys and sells to make a profit. Making a profit is the only way to survive, money. Smart investors will have an outcome and be able to give back to the community. Understand that we live a capitalistic world. Everything that occurs in the world, in our market, and our lives strives on the market and wealth of our economy. As we can all say right now, the market has taken a downturn and trying to recover from the fall? Yes, recovery is a struggle, but we must remain positive. Being a capitalistic world, there are several that are striving to own and brand themselves in the world; becoming successful. The one common interest in a “profit world” is the idea of economic growth. When I say “them,” I mean entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs’ have thoughts and ideas that are rationally calculated towards the future. In order for us to pick up and run like before there has to always be room for growth and improvement-so don’t be so negative about this recession; it’s opening doors for others-entrepreneurship and us as the customers. Without having opinions and different “ways of thinking” there wouldn’t be a diversified world, now would there?

Think about it; how many people do you know own a business? Next topic will cover Entrepreneur.


-Khon Phaxai

18. February 2010 | Show Originial

Are you ready to join us? We are a little more than a month out right now for the first Atlanta job fair this year brought to you by Atlanta Employment Guide. This event we will be held at the most wonderful Fox Theatre. If you have never been inside this place, which I have not, then come and join us, March 22nd. Companies present will be looking to hire, you may even be one of the few and lucky to interview on the spot and land a job...wouldn't that be awesome? So, tell me why you wouldn't want that to happen for you if you are in route of a new job or career.

WiserWorker and AARP are both teaming up to help make a success. The crowd that is expected to be present will not just be the younger generation, but for the elderly too. AARP will be there to help people that are ages 50+  by delivering valuable information, advocacy and service.  Those that have been working all their life and trying to find another job, this is the place to be. Are you one of those that needs help using the computer to search for jobs? Help putting together a resume? Did you answer 'yes'? If you did then do not miss out on this open invitation. Young and elderly, this is a public event, please come professionally dressed with your resumes in hand.

Employers/Recruiters if you are interested in attending and/or like a booth for this event you should go and register.  Keep in mind that if you sign up by February 28th you will receive 10% off...hurry the 28th is coming up quickly, next week! Wanting to attend more than one event? That is not a problem, here is a list of dates for the job fair in Atlanta.

Reaching out to the community and helping better the economy....Let Us Be Your Guide!


-Khon Phaxai


11. February 2010 | Show Originial
Have you been keeping up with the market lately? All the changes that are/have been occuring? The Employment Guide took on changes too. If you have been picking up the newspaper every week for the last few months, have you noticed the Job Snippets? This week (February 8-14,2010) on page 11, you can find over 25 job openings! What does that mean for you? And how does Snippets work?

Well, exclusive to the Employment Guide the Job Snippets gives you less reading. That's right you don't have to sit and read all the verbiage that goes with a job if it doesn't pretain to your needs. Job Snippets gives you the, hopefully, Job Title and a Job ID number. Upon gathering that information you then can go to http://www.atlanta.employmentguide.com/ and located on the home page on the right hand side you will see....

Enter the information for the job and with the click of your mouse the description will follow. It's just that simple! Don't think that it is just some mumbo jumbo that has no use, while in fact it could pretain to your certain need. Try it out for yourself, its simple! -Khon Phaxai

Let Us Be Your Guide

10. February 2010 | Show Originial
It’s that time of the year again and we are to ready to kickoff this year with wonderful events. Are you ready? Don’t let the market get you down and running, when we have job fairs…there are jobs!

The Employment Guide is kicking off this year’s first Atlanta Job Fair with AARP and WiserWorker located at The Fox Theatre, Monday, March 22nd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is open to the public and jobseekers of all age range. Come prepared with numerous resumes to hand out and dressed to find a job, there are on-site interviews!

Employers we know you are looking to fill positions, so quit wasting time and reserve booth space, make sure that you sign up by February 28th and receive 10% off!!

Let Us Be Your Guide, and WE become their Guide!


17. August 2009 | Show Originial
In response to the current economic crisis and a tightening labor market, www.EmploymentGuide.com and WiserWorker.com are bringing together jobseekers with companies who seek their talents. On Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Dave & Buster's in Marietta, GA. Employers will each meet with hundreds of job seekers. At least one thousand are expected to attend based on the current job market.

The www.EmploymentGuide.com Atlanta job fair is part of the “Putting Americans Back to Work” Job Fair Series, taking place in more than 50 cities across the country throughout 2009. The job fair series allows jobseekers to have personal contact with perspective employers.

Participating employers will seek to fill hourly positions ranging from entry-level to mid-level management and they represent industries such as sales, customer service, finance, warehouse, law enforcement, security, government and more.

Dave & Buster's is conveniently located at 2215 D & B Drive SE, Marietta, GA 30067. Parking and attendance is free for all jobseekers. Dress for success and bring plenty of resumes.

Adding to the success of this new job fair series is support from associations interested in supporting their members nationwide including: the AARP Foundation, the National Urban League, and the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

For more information, visit http://www.employmentguide.com/ or contact Debi Green at 678-324-5476 or .
24. March 2009 | Show Originial

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If you're constantly worrying about your job, whether or not you'll find one or even whether or not you're going to get to keep your job, it's likely that you're feeling extra stressed. It's pretty common with an economic recession. If things are uncertain, it's hard not to get stressed over the way things are. Stress has some serious health ramifications so sometimes you need to just take a step back and relieve the stress. Here are some ways to relax and not let the stress of the job search get to you:

  • Take a nap

  • Go for a walk outside

  • Turn up the music loud, sing and dance along

  • Try a focused meditation

  • Play a board game or do a puzzle

  • Take a mini-vacation

  • Go for a drive

  • Try breathing exercises

  • Take a yoga class or start a new exercise program

  • Keep a journal and write about things that you are grateful for

  • Call a friend to vent

  • Volunteer or help someone else

  • Read a book

  • Get a massage

  • Go out with friends

  • Paint, take a photographs, draw or do something creative

There are plenty of other ideas you can come up with to help relieve stress. While money might be an issue, not all the items on the list require cash. Don't let the recession let you miss out on the fun in life. Having fun is a great stress reliever. Not only that but having a good attitude can actually help you in your job but also in your job search. Positive energy exudes confidence, and confidence is a great quality to show off in an interview.

Add your stress-relievers in the comments! What else helps you to relieve stress?

- Rosie Reilman


16. March 2009 | Show Originial
Frustrated job seekers turn to new ideas for their work search Photo by slushpup

According to a NYTimes article, a lot of people are getting tired of looking for work so they're beginning to make their own. That's right sometimes in recession, it gives added inspiration to individuals' creative energy and an entrepreneurial spirit. One man featured in this article, started selling jellyfish tanks.


Economists say that when the economy takes a dive, it is common for people to turn to their inner entrepreneur to try to make their own work. But they say that it takes months for that mentality to sink in, and that this is about the time in the economic cycle when it really starts to happen — when the formerly employed realize that traditional job searches are not working, and that they are running out of time and money.


It makes sense. Sometimes the job search can be costly and sometimes you have to come up with your own ideas. And not only that but the Internet has provided means for people to find suppliers and market their ideas inexpensively.


Sometimes it's even good to do part-time while you're on the job search. Not only will it give you added experience but a chance to learn a new skill - not to mention some income while you're job searching. There are companies out there that will allow you to start your own business for little or no money, like Avon or similar business types, that will allow you to network and maybe sell products. Some other ideas might be starting a blog or website and adding ads to your site after building some traffic, this way you can blog about your industry and attract potential employers and earn some side money through advertisements either directly or through Adsense or another affiliate marketing program.

As with anything always be careful of what you sign up for because some of the work from home opportunities can only lead to more debt. But a little common sense and determination can really go a long way--whether you decide to try your hand at starting a temporary or permanent business, or just feel like you need to find something part-time, don't forget that you can sign up for Job Alerts on www.EmploymentGuide.com and get opportunities emailed to your email inbox. Get creative and proactive about your job search and eventually you'll find something that will be perfect for you.

24. February 2009 | Show Originial
Because the Atlanta Job Fair is next week, I thought I'd offer a bunch of links that will provide you with information on attending a career fair. This way, you'll know what to expect and get the most out of your job fair experience.

Everything You Wanted to Know about Job Fairs
Using Career Success Stories
Why a Proactive Job Search is More Important than Ever
Ace the Interview!
3 Job Seeker Habits to Break
Video: Job Fair Tips from Greensboro
Video: What is it like at an Employment Guide Job Fair? Recruiters' advice to job seekers
Video: What Job Seekers say about Employment Guide Job Fairs?
Audio: Matt & Ramona on Job Fairs
20. February 2009 | Show Originial
In response to the current economic crisis and a tightening labor market, www.EmploymentGuide.com is bringing together jobseekers with companies who seek their talents. On Tuesday, March 3, 2009 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Fox Theatre, employers will meet and interview hundreds of job seekers.

The www.EmploymentGuide.com Atlanta job fair is part of the “Putting Americans Back to Work” Job Fair Series, taking place in more than 50 cities across the country throughout 2009. The job fair series allows jobseekers to have personal contact with perspective employers.

Participating employers will seek to fill hourly positions ranging from entry-level to management and they represent industries such as health care, customer service, hospitality, finance, sales, insurance, skilled trades, transportation, security and more.

Adding to the success of this new job fair series is support from associations interested in supporting their members including: the AARP Foundation, the National Urban League, and the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

Ford Motor Company is continuing its successful job fair partnership with The Employment Guide and www.EmploymentGuide.com, which provides Ford employees who are considering buyout offers the opportunity to transition to new careers. Ford will promote the “Putting Americans Back To Work” job fairs to employees who have previously accepted buyout packages.


Atlanta Job Fair - March 3, 2009
Atlanta Job Fair - March 3, 2009 or view our Job Fair flyer here.
02. February 2009 | Show Originial
The Employment Guide Atlanta Edition - February 2-8, 2009
The Employment Guide Atlanta Edition - February 2-8, 2009
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