Wow–lots of comments and feedback for this one! Thanks for chiming in everyone–love the discussion. 🙂
Some of you have said that Jon’s not the bad guy, it’s Kate. Or vice-versa. The post was not a comment on who the bad guy is in this situation. It’s to warn job seekers of some things they could be doing to sabotage 1) the job they have or 2) the job they want.
Whether or not Jon’s a bad person (and I doubt he is), he’s displaying certain behaviors that cause the public (his audience) to jump to conclusions or create perceptions in their minds that he’s a loser.
Unfortunately, life’s not fair, a picture’s worth a thousand words and you don’t often get a second chance to make a first impression (<cough> pardon the cliches), so be conscious of the reputation you’re putting out there.
That’s all I’m sayin’.
- The cover – It’s all about jobs, baby!
- From the Editor – a kind reminder that this rough economic time, too, shall pass
- Story on Andy from “The Office”, pp. 19-20. Did you know he’s from Atlanta? The actor, not Andy. That guy makes me laugh my ass off.
- The Jobs section – pp. 55 -65. Everything from how to find a job to networking to top growing area industries to higher ed, psychology and unemployment 101. It addresses how to keep the job you have, too.
- Entrepreneurs “Come in We’re Open”, pp. 70 – 85
- Review of Restaurant Eugene. The restaurant is apparently incredible. But couldn’t you review it in an issue that’s not all about jobs and people having no money? It’s not like we can afford to go. 🙂 But we want to!
- Same with the cocktail story on pp. 46-47. I’m out to find a deal on Bud Light, not what ridiculously expensive drink I can get at the W.
- Gorgeous home features. I’m jealous.
- News that Atlanta is the 10th most “unhappy” major U.S. city (even BEFORE the recession). Isn’t that like kicking us while we’re down?
The Verdict: Four Pink Slips. Great stories and useful, applicable information on jobs and the recession. Well worth the purchase.
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Tagged Atlanta Magazine, Atlanta Magazine June 2009, growing industries, How to Find a Job, how to keep the job you have, jobs, laid-off, lay offs, networking, the recession, unemployment 101