The Georgia Department of Labor and the Governor's Office of Workforce Development can help you create resumes, get job training and receive professional development.
- Make a list of your professional preferences, strengths and goals. The more you know about yourself, the more confident you'll seem both on a resume and in an interview.
- Instead of sending cover letters and resumes to companies randomly, make a list of companies you respect, and look for jobs at those companies. Even if the company has no job openings at the moment, an early contact shows your interest.
- For tips on finding jobs and keeping them, follow the Georgia Department of Labor's podcasts and updates on Facebook and Twitter.
As baby boomers retire, they'll need more health care, and so you'll see more jobs for physician's assistants, registered nurses and dental hygienists. As technology continues to advance, you'll also notice a growth in computer software engineering jobs.
College That Works trains you for advanced or new jobs in technical fields, and the Workforce Investment Act program provides assistance as you seek workforce training and placement. To learn more about WIA and the local one-stops, visit www.workforce.georgia.gov. Check out the Workforce Professional tab to find resources regarding WIA activity.
Yes, it is predicted that Georgia will need around 16,500 skilled trade workers in the next year and 82,000 by 2016. You can find out more about the available skilled trade jobs in Georgia on www.gobuildgeorgia.com.
Sources: Georgia Department of Labor & Governor's Office of Workforce Development. This information was prepared as a public service of the State of Georgia to provide general information, not to advise on any specific legal problem. It is not, and cannot be construed to be, legal advice. If you have questions regarding any matter contained on this page, please speak with the agency that is the source of the information.