Memphis 2011 Job Fair

>> Wednesday, February 2, 2011

On March 20, 2011, will be hosting a job fair in Memphis, TN at the Great Hall and Conference Center. If you are looking for a job in 2011, then this is a great opportunity for you to meet with hiring employers in the Memphis area. You will also be happy to know that this job fair will be free of admission.

To save yourself some time at the door, we recommend that you pre-register online at our website. Please note that if you do pre-register, you need to bring your confirmation page to the door or you will have to register again.

Since first impressions are always important, we urge that you dress professionally and bring plenty copies of your resume. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook so you can get the latest information on this job fair as it comes along. You can also email us at We look forward to seeing you there!

What:  Memphis Job Fair

When:  March 20, 2011
            10:00a.m – 2:00p.m

Where: Great Hall and Conference Center


Nashville Employment Guide Job Fair 2010

>> Friday, November 19, 2010

Nashville Employment Guide had their last Job Fair of the year November 10th in Smyrna TN. Ironically, their job fair was the same day as the Country Music Awards, but they did an admiral job bringing in hundreds of job seekers.  Job seekers had the opportunity to meet with hiring companies. Job fairs like this one can be very competitive, so if you were a part of this job fair or another job fair this year, here are some tips of what to do after a job fair interview that may put you above the rest:

1. Send thank you letters to the recruiters
2. Follow up weekly
3. Keep your eyes open for jobs in your field on online job boards
4. Be open to transfer your skills to other industries
5. Take a part time job if it is offered because it may lead to a full time job
6. Try seasonal hiring
7. Stay Positive

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more career advice, job postings, and news about our job fairs in 2011.


>> Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Come Participate in Nashville Employment Guide’s Last Job Fair of the Year

That’s right, Nashville Employment Guide will be hosting its last job fair of the year in Smyrna TN on November 10th, 2010.  This event will be held at the Smyrna Town Center and will have 20+ hiring companies present. This will be a good way to get face time with companies who are hiring immediately, gain interview experience, and possibly get your foot in the door to a great opportunity. To further help you get your career jump started, Nashville Employment Guide will also be providing resume-writing tip and career counseling at this job fair. If you plan to attend, we recommend that you dress professionally and bring plenty copies of your resume.  We would also recommend that you pre-register for this event to save yourself time at the door.  Please bring a copy of the confirmation page to the front or will have to register again! Here is a list of employers attending the job fair:

Art Institute of Tennessee
Cellular Sales
Daymar Institute
National College
Strayer University
T-Mobile Call Center
Bethel University
New Horizons Computer Learning
SAE Institute of Technology
Army National Guard

For more information, visit our website and we hope to see you there!
Who:       Nashville Employment Guide            
What:      Last Job Fair of 2010
When:     November 10th, 2010 from 10a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where:    Smyrna Town Center
                  100 Sam Ridley Parkway
                  Smyrna, TN 37167

Read more... Hosts a Job Fair in Memphis to Help Local Job Seekers

>> Monday, October 11, 2010

Hello job seekers! will be hosting a job fair in Memphis on Wednesday, October 20, 2010.  We will be at the Memphis Botanical Gardens from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  This event is free and open to the general public. You can register at the door but we encourage you to pre-register online and save yourself some time at the door. This job fair will have hiring employers from the Memphis area looking to fill hourly positions from entry-level to management, so we advise that you dress professionally and bring plenty copies of your resume. For more information about this job fair, you can visit our job fair page at If you are an employer in Memphis and would like for your company to be a part of this job fair, you can contact Debi Green at 678-342-5476 or email her at


What: Job Fair in Memphis, TN

Where: Memphis Botanical Gardens

When: Wednesday, October 20, 2010     


Veteran's Transition Guide

>> Friday, August 13, 2010

We here at the Memphis and Nashville Employment Guide are catering to veterans in Tennessee with the Veterans Transition Guide. This is a resource for returning military veterans, who need help finding civilian employment, after service in their respective branches. Our goal is to help identify employers that value the unique skill sets that you have learned while serving in the military.  The leadership skills, strategic planning and other abilities that you have acquired give you an advantage in the job hunt. It is our goal to help you highlight those particular attributes for employers to see.

The Veterans Transition Guide outlines various options that you have when it comes to finding the best path to the career that you want after your service in the military. For example, there are a lot of technical schools that can be utilized to help you make the skills that you learned in the military useful within the civilian job market. The schools that we list often comply with military education benefits, so it is easier for you to take advantage of the programs that they offer. We also offer information to make your transition to civilian life an easier one. If you’re a veteran that needs assistance finding employment, you can find our publications at local military instillations, all Veterans’ Affairs (VA) hospitals, workforce offices, National Guard and Reserve Centers VFW and other veteran centers.


How Much Time and Money Should You Spend Training a Staff that is Probably About to Walk Out the Door?

>> Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Today we have a guest post by Tim Smith that is geared towards recruiters and how they manage and handle turnover at their organization. For more on Tim, please visit his site, What Do You Want From Them. 

photo by OPUS Hotel

It’s a dilemma the industry has been grappling with since quick-service restaurants spread around the world and the turnover rate broke the 200% barrier, and no one has found the right answer yet. Will additional training really keep staff and managers from jumping ship? Are employees leaving in droves because of the fact that management is so poor? If you train managers too well, won’t they inevitably strike out on their own? The chicken and the egg strikes again.

But lately, companies like Wendy’s and Burger King have taken the plunge and instituted comprehensive training programs for their restaurant managers and staff. No numbers were available in Burger King’s case, but Wendy’s saw their crew turnover rate fall to an unheard of 141% in 2002. Their assistant manager turnover rate also fell by 3%, from 26% to 23%, and their general manager rate fell from 17% to 13%. They attributed these impressive statistics to their People Excellence program, a training program that rewarded fast and accurate service.

Unfortunately, statistics from recent years are hard to come by, but a case can be made that programs like People Excellence pay for themselves in short order with increased productivity and a corresponding increase in sales. (Sales for the quarter rose 2.5%.) That may be an erroneous correlation, but it’s well founded that keeping the turnover rate down lowers training costs in the long run and keeps employees happy, which in turn leads to increased customer satisfaction and retention.

Another debate raging in the industry concerns the reasons restaurant staff leave a given location. How much does the manager have to do with it? Again, evidence is anecdotal, but the general consensus seems to be that bad management is a leading cause of employee departures. This is especially true in the restaurant industry, where interaction with management is relatively constant, whereas in the computer software industry, an employee might go a week without any meaningful contact with their manager.

This highlights the need for quick-service restaurants to bite the bullet and spend the money up front for leadership training for their management staff. There’s ample evidence to indicate that employees will stay with a job, even if it pays less than they believe they deserve, if they get along particularly well with the management. Leadership helps form the bonds that turn a staff of employees into a well-oiled machine.

Some restaurants have taken this approach to extremes, jumping on the team metaphor as if it were a lifeline, but a highly scripted team environment can suffocate both the management and the staff and prevent the managers from using their natural leadership abilities.

Quick service restaurant training is a constantly evolving process that eludes HR departments even today. But with the success of Burger King and Wendy’s team-building and productivity enhancing programs, perhaps more restaurants will finally decide that a little money spent up front is worth the potentially greater results down the road.

Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.


Consistency When Looking For A Job

>> Thursday, June 10, 2010

photo by canonsnapper

When looking for a job you typically reach out to many outlets, job boards, social media profiles and create resumes, cover letters, portfolios and many other types of files and documents.

One thing that employers are looking for in consistency among these different interaction points. Does you LinkedIn profile show the same story as your cover letter and resume? Does your portfolio contain the same or similar stats and case studies as your application or your interview.

Employers have a good grasp of navigating online profiles as a way to take a quick look into your life and work habits beyond that sheet of white paper or Microsoft Word document.

In a recent article on The Five Thing Job Recruiters Want From You Now, author Jerome Young states that:

Your résumé, cover letter, website, LinkedIn profile and interview remarks should all promote a consistent message. If you change the message in one of those places, update the others. An inconsistent message clouds the credibility of your accomplishments.

This week when you are getting ready to send out your resume to companies and employers that are advertising with the Nashville Employment Guide, be sure that you trace back your steps and you have a consistent message that recruiters can see as a positive influence on your career trajectory.

Happy hunting Tennessee!



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