Real-Life Lessons in Job Hunting: HireSmart Cares CEOs Share Tips with MCHS Construction Class 

Written by Anne Lackey

What makes a resume stand out? How do you prepare for an interview, and what are good questions to ask a potential employer in a job interview?  HireSmart Cares co-founders and CEOs Anne and Mark Lackey, who have created and run successful real estate and international staffing businesses, recently shared...

HireSmart invests in future farmers at Colbert Elementary 

Written by Anne Lackey

It’s not Dasher and Dancer, and Prancer and Vixen — remember the Rudolph song? Try Charlotte, Pumpkin, Nugget, and Flappy.  Those are the chickens at the mini-farm at Colbert Elementary School where teacher Jenny Heath shows over 400 students the joys and satisfactions in the disciplined care of animals and...

Expanding Ag Access: HireSmart Cares donates $50K for MCHS barn expansion, giving more students ag opportunities   

Written by Anne Lackey

Madison County High School student Gavin Heath lives in a subdivision in Hull, but he's learning to be a farmer as he cares for pigs "Tom and Jerry" at the MCHS ag barn.  The freshman loves the camaraderie with other students at the facility who also care for show animals. ...

HireSmart Founders Tell Students Entrepreneurship Must Be Rooted In Passion 

Written by Anne Lackey

HireSmart Cares founders Mark and Anne Lackey are addicted to entrepreneurship, having successfully run multiple multi-million dollar businesses.   They love sharing tips with anyone aiming to launch a business. But their first word of advice is always — be ready to live frugally.  "How many of you like to work...

HireSmart Supports Poultry Team that Finished 5th Nationally 

Written by Anne Lackey

Four Madison County, Georgia students traveled to Indianapolis recently and walked away with the fifth-place plaque in the National FFA Poultry evaluation "Career Development Event" (CDE).   "We all truly wanted it," said team member Isabelle Williams, who was named the high individual in the written exam. "We wanted to win,...

HireSmart Founders Talk With Teens About Being Smart With That Paycheck 

Written by Anne Lackey

You landed the job, and And you got that paycheck. Yay! Now what?   HireSmart Cares founders Mark and Anne Lackey recently talked about personal finances with students in Melinda Cochran-Davis’s construction classes at Jackson Empower College and Career Center in Jefferson, Georgia.  What does it take to live?  Mark and...