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Atlanta Career Expo – October 4, 2011

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Cobb Galleria
Two Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339

Important Details

  • Free Admission
  • Register On-Site
  • Resumes Required for Admittance
  • Business Attire Required
  • Free parking is available at the Cobb Galleria

Included in this free four-hour event

*Power Seminars: Top tips and tricks on acing a challenging job search
*Mentor Match: Candid advice from another professional in the trenches
*Perfect Pitch: Nail your quick intro to wow everyone you meet
*Resume Reviews: Instant feedback on this all-important document
*The Interview: Experts will evaluate job seeker’s interview skills
*Engaging Employers: Access to the people who’ll get you in the door
*Exceptional Connections: Phenomenal talent to trade ideas and leads

Coffee & Career Chat with us

Register for the Early Morning Seminar

Jump start your success by registering for this special session prior to the career expo from 8:30am-10:00am. You’ll also receive priority admittance into the career expo.

Bonus: Good Morning America’s workplace expert – will share job search advice and welcome her special guest Sara Blakely. You’ll learn job searching and small business strategies to apply right now.

Space is limited. Reserve your space now.

Sara Blakely

Spanx Founder Sara Blakely will share her story of how she took a great idea and $5,000 in savings and turned it into a multi-million dollar, industry revolutionizing business. Her speech includes funny moments along her journey and tips that can help you take your a-ha moment and turn it into action.

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Take Part in our Mentor Match Program

All career expo attendees are invited to benefit from a complimentary, one-on-one “speed mentoring” session with accomplished professionals from a range of leading employers. This is your chance to ask questions about balancing work and family, figuring out how to switch careers, and finding the Aha! moment in your job search and career advancement. Ask anything you want during your mini-mentor session! It’s another FREE benefit of attending the Atlanta Career Expo. (No pre-registration necessary.)

Power Seminars in Atlanta

Melanie Szlucha
Top 5 Things You’re Doing Wrong in Your Job Search and How to Fix Them
Smile and Be Friendly: Taking the WORK Out of Networking

Melanie Szlucha has over 15 years of experience as a hiring manager, and started Red Inc. 6 years ago to help candidates better understand the process of getting a job from an employer’s point of view.  She has an MBA in Marketing from St. John Fisher College, and her business provides resume writing, job interview coaching and job search coaching. Her motto, “Let’s Get Your A** a JOB!” speaks to job seekers who are frustrated, overwhelmed and need solid how-to advice to land their next great opportunity.

Robin Schlinger
What Works Best to Look For a Job
How to Prepare to Create a Great Resume
Robin Schlinger has been helping clients perfect their resumes since 2001. In 2006, she started her own company, Robin’s Resumes ( specializing in executive, technical, student and federal resumes.

Tierra Destiny Reid
Starting on a Shoestring Budget
A military wife, mother and savvy businesswoman with a grind-until-you-get-it-right approach to life, Tierra Reid is quickly establishing herself as one of Atlanta’s most respected entrepreneurs. After being laid off while on maternity leave, Tierra decided to turn her passion for retail, results and years of assisting multimillion-dollar marketing and sales strategies for national brands to start her own business. With guts, faith, a shoestring budget and a determination to win, she launched Stylish Consignments. An overwhelming request from customers, aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners who wanted her time one on one prompted the launch of Serious Startups, which allows her to service and collaborate with small business owners nationally.


Participating Exhibitors

3000 BC @ Home
Baker Hughes
Bridgestone Retail Operations
Bright Horizons
City of Durham Police Department
Cox Communications
Drug Enforcement Administration
Enterprise Rent A Car
Essential Bodywear
Internal Revenue Service
New York Life
NextEra Energy
Office Depot
Service Experts, Division of Lennox International
US Customs and Border Protection
US Fish and Wildlife Service
US Secret Service

Don’t Miss Our Perfect Pitch Program

In this session you’ll work with coaches to master that all-important one sentence to sell yourself.

Whether you’re a seasoned executive, a recent college grad or an entrepreneur, we all must know how to introduce ourselves in a way that’s clear, concise and compelling. Yet most people don’t have that opening sentence down.

This session will help change that and leave you feeling empowered and confident. Get the boost you need!

Want to volunteer at our expos?

One of the many reasons women like joining us at Women For Hire expos is that our staff members are friendly, helpful and always willing to lend an ear. If you’re interested in seeing what a career expo looks like from the inside, we hope you’ll consider volunteering with us for the day. We pay a small stipend to cover your expenses, so it’s a chance to make a little pocket money and experience what we do. Email your resume and cover letter to [email protected] to be considered for the expo in your area.

Planning to attend this event?

Sign up for this special e-blast to receive up-to-the-minute details on this particular event. We will alert you to exclusive drawings, advice on connecting effectively with the participating employers, and tips for having success at this career expo. (Note: Even if you’re already registered for our national newsletter, you should sign up for this event-specific email.)

Event Sponsors

Directions to the Event

If Traveling Northbound on I-75 (or coming from Atlanta Airport):
If traveling north or south on I-75 take Exit 258/Cumberland Boulevard. Go west on Cumberland Boulevard and proceed to Cobb Parkway/US 41. Turn right on Cobb Parkway and go 7/10ths of a mile to Galleria Drive. Turn right onto Galleria Drive and right again into the Cobb Galleria Centre parking deck.

North/East Directions from I-285:
If traveling north or east on I-285 take Exit 19/Cobb Parkway/US 41. Turn right onto Cobb Parkway and move into the left -hand turning lane. Turn left onto Galleria Drive and right into the Cobb Galleria Centre parking deck.

South/West Directions from I-285 (Stone Mountain/Athens):If traveling south or west on I-285 take Exit 20/Cobb Parkway/US 41. Turn left onto Cobb Parkway and go under I-285. Make a left hand turn at the second traffic light onto Galleria Drive and turn right into the Cobb Galleria Centre parking deck.

Nextera Energy
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Drug Enforcement Administration
3000 BC Home
Enterprise Rent A Car
New York Life
Bridgestone Retail Operations
Baker Hughes
US Fish & Wildlife Service
Bright Horizons
Cox Communications
Internal Revenue Service
Essential Bodywear
City of Durham Police Department