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What to Wear to a Job Interview

What to wear to a job interview? You may not give it much thought, but it needs to be a priority. I find very little variation between women and men when it comes to interview attire. A standard interview uniform requires being understated. When putting together an interview uniform keep in mind you want the attention to be focused on you, your skills, abilities and authenticity. This is not the time to express your stylish side. No patterns, neon bright colors, daisy duke shorts, blue jeans, etc. Your best bet is dark slacks, light colored blouse or shirt and a jacket.
Women: A dress is optional but be sure it is something simple. If you wouldn’t wear it to see the Pope, head back to the closet and look again! Otherwise...

Interviewing Tips for a Private Home Position

In the coming months I will share interviewing tips for candidates looking to work in a private home. From your resume and clothing, to questions to ask and how to close the interview. I am direct, to the point and will get you prepared. The rest is up to you! Have you been on several interviews but yet to be hired? Are you a professional household domestic worker in the Atlanta area and have been unemployed for six months? Something is wrong and it’s not because the market is soft. Atlanta is ranked third in the nation for being home to the most Fortune 500 Companies. Just in the last 12 months Porsche, Mercedes Benz and Google Fiber have headquartered large facilities in the Atlanta...

Employment Guide For Domestic Workers

YOUR RIGHTS: How the Laws of the United States and Maryland Protect You Whether or not you have legal immigration status, you are protected by most federal and state labor laws. Almost all of these laws are the same for everyone, whether you are a citizen or you are here without papers. You do not have to accept lower wages because of your immigration status. Wages and Hours You are entitled to:
  • A minimum wage of $6.15 a hour (in the state of Maryland, as of February 16, 2006)
  • Payment for all hours worked
  • Payment of wages in US dollars once every two weeks, or twice per month
  • Overtime pay of 1.5 times your regular hourly wage for every extra hour you work over 40 hours in a week.
  • All employers in Maryland who have one or more...