Resources for Job Hunters in MassachusettsOctober 5, 2022 9:55 am
One of the greatest assets Massachusetts has for its economic development and recovery post-Covid is the amazing workforce surrounding us. Connecting skilled and talented workers seeking employment and companies with openings is always a challenge, however.
Today we are focusing on some resources and tips for job seekers, whether you are just starting out in the industry, looking for a career shift, or are hoping to advance in your already established career. We will explore some resources that can help you seek employment in our region and allow you to connect with the right people.
Once you have decided that you want to make a career move or launch a job search, you’ll want to start getting the word out. Start simply by informing friends or acquaintances in your field that you are putting out feelers.
You will also want to update your social channels, especially your LinkedIn profile, with your most recent position and any work that helps you stand out from the rest. Also, be sure to make connections through the site as well.
Attend networking events and group meet-ups for people in your field. These may still be via Zoom calls but some have started meeting in person as well.
Update Resume and Get It Online
If it’s been a while since your last job search, you may want to freshen up your resume to confirm that it accurately reflects your strongest talents and skills. Get that resume posted on online sites such as Indeed, Career Builder, ZipRecruiter, Glassdoor, and Monster to name just a few.
Connect With a Career Center
Whether you need more training or just a nudge in the right direction, connecting with a Career Center such as MassHire is a good idea. There you can find professionals who can help you with your search and connect you with job search tools that can make the process go smoother and potentially faster.
MassHire has tools such as JobQuest search programs, retraining programs, financial aid for job training, and outreach programs for groups such as veterans. Additionally, you will be able to connect with a Career Advisor who can help you narrow or expand your search as needed. They can help you with virtual recruitment events, job fairs, resume writing, honing your interview skills, and exploring the labor market and where the hot jobs are just over the horizon.
You will also be able to register for events and workshops that could connect you with your dream job. These come at no cost to you and advisors are happy to get you started on this career journey.