Jobs in Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Jobs: Overview
Be careful when asking for directions in Atlanta. If someone says "take Peachtree," they may be sending you down any one of 70 roads with the same name. The original Peachtree Street runs through Atlanta, connecting the Five Points financial district to Midtown and then up to Buckhead before it takes a hard turn to become Peachtree Road. Once you've got the local roads figured out, you'll soon learn if the Atlanta jobs you apply for are OTP or ITP. Interstate 285, a highway that encircles the city with 60 miles of asphalt, determines if you are inside the perimeter or outside the perimeter.
If you live in Atlanta, you may find that your neighbors have Atlanta jobs at the world headquarters of companies like Coca-Cola, Home Depot, UPS, Delta Airlines, or Turner Broadcasting. You can also try looking for opportunities in the Atlanta metro area—it's 6,000 square miles and contains 110 municipalities, including Sandy Springs, Smyrna, and Marietta.
Popular Jobs in Atlanta
Not only is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport the busiest airport in the world, it's also Georgia's largest employer. With many of the airport's 63,000 employees working at the more than 300 restaurants, shops, and other services throughout its eight concourses, many of these are service jobs. Atlanta is represented on the Fortune 500 list by more than 20 companies who all provide business operations jobs. As the headquarters of CNN, Turner Broadcasting, and other news outlets, Atlanta is home to many media jobs as well.
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Interviewing for Atlanta Jobs
You can ace your interviews by preparing ahead of time. Start by thinking about how you'll answer common interview questions. For example, one popular question that's asked in interviews for all kinds of jobs is about conflict resolution. Read this article to find out why employers ask it and how you can nail your response. Even after you've impressed the hiring manager with strong answers, the interview isn't really over until you've said thank you. Here are some ways to keep impressing them after the interview.
How Much Do Atlanta Jobs Pay?
The median household salary in Atlanta is $59,948. The job you're applying for may pay more or less, depending on your job title and responsibilities. Make sure you know what to expect from a job offer before you head into the interview. Monster's Salary Tools make it easy to look up your job title and location to see what the median pay is in Atlanta. While you're there, you'll also find out how much the job pays across the U.S. and what skills you could learn to up your value to an employer.
Want to Learn About Companies in Atlanta?
Applying for a job can be easier if you know something about the organization. You can get the scoop on companies before you apply by looking at our company profiles. Information you can learn includes:
- company headquarters and office locations
- mission statements
- leadership bios
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