Job searching is often an arduous task for even the most seasoned professionals. Sometimes it’s tough to know where to begin. Should you comb through the classifieds in the newspaper? Are online job boards the best way to find a job? Once you’ve found a position that you’re interested in, should you call or email the company? Do you need to send a resume? These are just some of the questions that you might consider when looking for a position in the blue-collar industry. Below we will discuss some tips for finding a light industrial job:
Know your industry. Do your research and make sure you’re an expert in your industry. Know your industry’s buzzwords. When reading job postings, it’s important to understand exactly what the employer is looking for. What skills do they need and do you currently have those skills? If you don’t, can you take a training or refresher course?
Utilize available resources for searching. There are many platforms available today to help assist in your job search. You can search the classifieds online or in the newspaper. There are also a variety of job boards available on the internet.
Get your resume ready. Yes, a resume is a necessity for your job search, so make it impressive. Begin with a summary that includes: your profession/trade, years of work experience, your permits, licenses, and certifications, and machinery or equipment that you’re capable of operating. When you list your work history, be sure to state how your accomplishments contributed to the success of your employer’s company. Consider things like your safety record, your training abilities, your attendance record, and any special training you’ve received. Additionally, be sure to include an education section that lists your schools attended and any certifications or licenses obtained.
Dress for success. While you don’t need to show up to your interview in a three-piece suit, how you dress plays a large role in an employer’s first impression of you as a potential candidate. A good rule of thumb is to go for a “smart casual” look– perhaps dark jeans or khaki pants paired with a nice shirt and jacket.
Contact us today so we can determine which of our light industrial positions is the right match for you!