Job Searching Tips
- Referrals are the most effective way to land the job you want. Reach out to the people you know who work in the industry and tell them you are looking for a new job. Even if they don’t know of any openings at the time they will remember that you are looking and will keep that in mind.
- Job boards. Indeed is the largest job database in the world, use it. Many trades companies also post their jobs to Craigslist and ZipRecruiter.
- Trades forums and social media. Utilize these tools to network with other people in the trades from all over the country.
- Find the company that is right for you. Is there a company you’re interested in? You may be able to use Glassdoor to read reviews about the company from other employees. Keep in mind not all companies have profiles on Glassdoor, in which case you could connect and talk with people you know who work or have worked at the company.
- You want to be proud of where you work. Check the company reviews on Google, Angie’s List, Yelp and the Better Business Bureau to get insight.
- Use your resume to explain why you are the right person for the job. The company you are applying to has posted a job which means they have a need for a skill set…let’s say it’s a plumber. Whether or not you have prior experience as a plumber and you are interested in the job, tailor your resume to reflect how your skills and experience can help that company fill the need. Keep in mind, if the company is looking for an experienced plumber but you don’t have any experience as a plumber, they may still be interested in you as an apprentice. Be your best self and show them why they should hire you!