Find a job using government resources
There are several government resources you can use to find job openings across the state.
- The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has an online guide for job search assistance, a phone number directory for employment services, and Career Centers for in-person services across the state. GDOL also maintains the Employ Georgia job board which lists job postings in various sectors across the state.
- If you are interested in working for the Georgia state government, find career opportunities online on the Team Georgia Careers website.
- If you are interested in a federal government job in Georgia, use USAjobs.gov to find open positions in the state.
- The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) can support persons with disabilities as they prepare for gainful employment.
Find a job using community job boards
Find a job using company websites
You can visit an employer’s website to find and apply for open positions at that organization.
Find a job fair
Job fairs or career fairs are hosted by career centers, local governments, schools, universities, or employers. Attend a job fair as if you would attend a job interview. Wear professional clothes, bring copies of your resume and business card, and network with recruiters.
You may be able to learn about job opportunities in your community or field by networking with people. Connect with people about what kind of opportunities you are looking for and what skills you have, and they may be able to refer or recommend you to someone they know who is hiring.
How Do I Find a Job in Georgia?
Gather What You'll Need
- Proof of taxpayer identity, such as a Social Security number, so employers can report taxable wages to the government.
- Your profession may require a license or certification in Georgia.
- Your profession may require additional education or training. Learn about education and training programs in Georgia.
- Most job applications require a resume that highlights your knowledge, skills, and abilities. Make sure your resume showcases how your qualifications meet the job description. Learn how to create a resume.
- If you are a non-citizen, you’ll need to prove you are authorized to work in the country. Learn about how non-citizens can work in the United States.
Find Job Openings
Find a Job Accordion
- You can find job opportunities in Georgia by using government resources, community job boards, company websites, job fairs, and networking.
- Please remember to avoid employment scams that steal your personal information and money. Scammers often target job seekers, so it’s important to protect your identity during your job search.
Apply for a Job
- When you find a job you’re interested in, read the job posting for application instructions. You may be asked to apply online or in person. When applying, be sure to customize your cover letter and resume to fit the job description and employer’s needs.
- Prospective employers may request a job interview. This could be over the phone, via video chat, or in person. You may also be asked to interview more than once, or with more than one person. Learn how to interview and negotiate a salary.
- After you finish the interviewing process, you may want to send a thank-you note via email to the people who interviewed you.
Receive a Job Offer
- When you receive a job offer, examine the salary, benefits, work schedule, and employee policy to see if the position is a good fit for you. You can also counter an offer and negotiate for different conditions.
- Work with your new employer to formally accept the job offer. This may include signing and returning hiring documents before your start date. Keep a copy of documents for your record.
- You may need to go through a pre-employment screening. This could include a drug test, criminal background check, and work and academic history verification.
- Enroll in any employer-sponsored benefits, such as health insurance or retirement.
- Pay income tax. Your employer may automatically withhold federal and state income tax from your wages and pay it directly to the government. For some jobs, however, you may be required to pay estimated taxes on your own.
- Keep a record of your income for your reference. This could include paychecks or bank statements.