The Georgia Department of Labor and the Georgia Department of Economic Development's Workforce Division can help you create resumes, get job training and receive professional development.
What You Should Know:
- 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.
What job markets will grow throughout the state in the coming years?
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.
What programs can help me develop and showcase my workplace skills?
The Technical College System of Georgia trains you for advanced or new jobs in technical fields, and the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program provides assistance as you seek workforce training and placement. To learn more about WIA and the local one-stops, visit the Workforce Division of Economic Development.
Where can I find out more information about a career in the skilled trades?
Are there skilled trade jobs available in Georgia?
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 Go Build Georgia.
What if I want to work for the state? How do I apply?
Sources: Georgia Department of Labor & Georgia Department of Economic Development's Workforce Division. 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.