If you work in a skilled trade, and are looking for a new job, you will have a range of jobs to choose from. These positions are in demand. Employers have openings in the skilled trades that they cannot fill. So, how do you go about finding a job that is a good fit for you?
The first thing to do is think about your own goals and preferences. Do you prefer working at a larger or smaller company? Are you willing to relocate? What kind of commute to and from work is best for you? Do you want a place that is able to provide additional training for career advancement and higher pay?
This will help you to focus your search. Here are some places to go to find skilled trade jobs.
1. Opti Staffing
We are one of the leading skilled trades staffing agencies in the Northwest. With a staffing agency in Seattle, a staffing agency in Portland, a temp agency in Tacoma, and elsewhere, we have an established network of employers who work with us.
By working with Opti, you will have access to jobs that may not have been advertised because employers are relying on us to screen applicants. And when we send an application to an employer, that job candidate gets priority because the employer knows the person has been evaluated by us and is a good fit.
Here is what one job candidate had to say about our work:
“Thank you to recruiters Rob and Terrell for believing in me and giving me a chance. Rob and Terrell have gone above and beyond to help me find the perfect job for me. I love the job I have. So thank you guys for all that you did for me and all you still do. You guys are awesome!!! “(Chris – 5 star job seeker review)
2. Job Search Websites
There are many different websites out there. Some of the best known include Indeed, Monster, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn.
Indeed is the largest, with 250 million people using it each month, and 10 new jobs added each second. The site is free and also provides a tool to compare salaries, as well as reviews of companies.
3. Social Media and Networking
Another way of finding openings is by talking with people on social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter, anyone who might be able to provide information. This could include friends, coworkers past and present, and others in the same profession that you contact online.
After you have narrowed your search to just a few employers, you should check out their websites to learn about the company and find out if it is a place where you might like to work.
We specialize in Connecting People with Specific Skills with Skilled-Trades Work
If you are looking for employment, contact Opti Staffing. We are one of the best skilled trades staffing agencies in the region. We have a temp agency in Tacoma, a temp agency in Vancouver, Washington, a staffing agency in Portland, a staffing agency in Salem, Oregon, and a temp agency in Seattle. Give us a call today.