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The Top Three Don’ts for Post-Interview Thank You Notes

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Mary Springer
November 15, 2022

The interview is over, and you’re feeling pretty good about the conversation. You nailed the hard questions and developed an easy rapport with the hiring staff. Now you want to stay at the top of the candidate list. Timely and well-written thank you notes can make the difference.

Thank you notes can be a deal maker – or a candidate breaker – when it comes to the final hiring decision. Research by TopResume indicated that 68% of hiring managers say a thank you note – or the lack of one – impacts their decision. Stack the odds in your favor by following up with the right words. Don’t skip this final opportunity to make a good impression.

Sometimes it’s not what you do, but it’s what you don’t do when you’re writing a thank you note. Fortunately, we’ve listed the top 3 don’ts for post-interview thank you notes. Read on to see how you can make the most of this important interview tool.

Don’t wait too long to write your thank you notes

Once the interview is complete, many hiring managers are already thinking about the next candidate. If you wait too long after an interview to send your thank you notes, you risk being forgotten. Shoot for the first 24 hours after the interview to maximize your note’s impact. Should you go old school and send a written letter? That’s not necessary, say hiring managers. In fact, most HR managers say it’s perfectly fine to follow up with an email. Don’t get too casual, however. Texts or instant messages may fall into the category of being too casual for business communications.

Send a separate thank you note to everyone who interviewed you. This indicates a commitment to the entire team. Resist the desire to add something frivolous or funny, though. You may be a great artist, but sending an original cartoon to each person who interviewed you can quickly move from quirky to questionable.

Don’t write a novel – keep your thank you notes short and succinct

Everyone’s time is valuable, including the people who just interviewed you. While it may be tempting to use your thank you note to restate your resume and all of your admirable qualities, you don’t want to come across as someone who demands too much time and attention. Instead, use your thank you note to convey your gratitude and enthusiasm in a few short paragraphs:

  • Thank them again for their time and attention.
  • Share something specific from the interview that stood out for you.
  • Highlight how you believe you are a good fit for the open position.

Don’t make mistakes

Yes, to err is human. But typos in a thank you note can give the impression of being careless, and you don’t want to leave the interviewer with that final impression. Write the draft, take a few minutes, then read it over again. Ask a trusted friend or colleague to give it a second look. Reading it out loud can also help you catch mistakes.

What if you don’t know what to say?

Are you struggling for the right words? That’s Good HR can help you design the perfect thank you note. Give yourself an interview advantage with That’s Good HR. We have more than 20 years of experience matching qualified candidates with open positions in the Indianapolis area. We’re more than just a staffing firm. We take the time to get to know you first, understanding your unique combination of talents, skills and professional goals. When you work with That’s Good HR, you’re working with a staff who is committed to making the best match for both our candidates and our employers.

That’s Good HR has access to open positions that may not be posted anywhere else. Take a look at our job board to see what types of positions are available. If you’re interested in learning more about That’s Good HR and our current job openings, send us a copy of your resume now. The Match Matters at That’s Good HR, and so do you!


Our Top Employee Polls on LinkedIN This Year

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Madison Schacht
Manager of Talent Acquisition
November 2, 2022

As a staffing firm focused on both job seekers and employers, we believe it’s important to keep our fingers on the pulse of the Indianapolis-area professional community. That’s why we query our LinkedIn followers on timely topics throughout the year. It has been a fun way to uncover new trends and give our followers a glimpse into how other people feel about their career paths.

Let’s look at what we learned from some of our most popular polls in 2022:

Should you stay or should you go?

Our May poll was a simple one. Do you plan to switch jobs in the next 12 months? It appears that our LinkedIn followers have their eyes out for something new, with 59% responding yes. How would you vote? If you’re looking for a change, That’s Good HR can help you discover potential career opportunities.

Job worries in today’s economic climate

We’ve read the headlines. Inflation is high. The economic outlook is questionable. We asked our LinkedIn followers to share their worries about job stability in today’s economic uncertainty. It looks like our followers are split on the issue, with 49% saying they’re not worried at all, and 50% responding that they are very worried or somewhat concerned.

If you’re feeling career uncertainty, remember that you have That’s Good HR on your side. We can help you dust off your resume and update it with our convenient resume template. If you’re ready to check out new opportunities, send us your resume and we can start a conversation.

Putting your thoughts to music

Our September poll asked followers to choose a popular song to describe how they felt about their current job:

  • I Ain’t Worried
  • Bad Habit
  • First Class
  • Break My Soul

Either there are a lot of Beyonce fans among our followers or a lot of broken spirits at work, because “Break My Soul” was the overwhelming winner. If you’re not answering “First Class” or “I Ain’t Worried” in this poll, perhaps it’s time to connect with That’s Good HR. Your job should be more than a “Bad Habit.”

That’s Good HR has more than 20 years of experience matching qualified candidates with open positions within the Indianapolis area. Our research and staffing proficiency can solve the puzzle of bringing the right candidates to the right company. If you’re looking for your next job opportunity, That’s Good HR is your job search partner. Contact us today to learn more about how That’s Good HR is committed to making the right match.

Job Advice

Repackage Skills, Plus Upskill for New Career Opportunities

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Hannah Replogle
Talent Acquisition Partner
September 22, 2022

Looking at your career goals and feeling stuck? Did you know you can repackage skills from previous work experiences for new opportunities with in-demand industries and/or work to upskill within a current position or placement? It just takes five simple things. Ready to redesign what work might look like for you and make yourself even more hirable? Let’s dive in.

Five simple ways to repackage skills 

  1. Be aware and open to opportunities
  2. Be open to change
  3. Be a lifelong learner and embrace self-directed learning
  4. Listen and observe
  5. Be intentional about your career goals

Because of the “Big Quit,” many organizations have become more interested in hiring candidates with nontraditional backgrounds and skills that transfer easily. Although experts have observed that the economy may be starting to level out, there are still a large number of companies hiring for vacated roles and newly created positions. With a talent shortage still plaguing many industries, it could be an ideal time to make the shift to a new field of interest by repackaging your skills or upskilling. 

Transferable skills vs. upskilling

A transferable (or portable) skill is an ability or expertise which may be used in a variety of roles or occupations. It easily shines from one job to the next, or one industry to another. Upskilling is a practice where employers teach their employees new and additional skills to benefit the company, also making employees more marketable. As Forbes Coaches Council Member Tracy Levine recommends, “The question in 2022 is less about “the job market” and more about targeting high job growth areas. My advice is to develop skills for the new growth areas with talent shortages.”

Upskilling vs. reskilling

Another similar term you may have heard is reskilling. The difference between the two is that upskilling is the process of a candidate becoming more knowledgeable and developing new skills to support their current position or career path, and reskilling is learning skills necessary to move into a new role within the company.

Let’s connect the dots

TGHR can help you look at opportunities in new ways and connect the dots. How, you ask? 

  • By getting to know the real you
  • Analyzing your resume and work history with a fresh set of eyes 
  • Discussing relevant in-demand skills, knowledge and experience 
  • Showing you how to better highlight the key aspects of your job history
  • And, best of all, giving your resume a voice 

You don’t have to be defined by your work history or previous job descriptions. Your ideal job match is out there. You matter, your skill set matters and the match matters. Our recruiter team loves helping job seekers be more intentional about their career search, uncover hidden gem transferable skills, expand their knowledge base and embrace the journey! 

Ready to advance your career path? Contact us today to learn more about our free personalized job solutions.

Job Advice

Work Passion: Have You Lost That Loving Feeling?

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Madison Schacht
Manager of Talent Acquisition
August 18, 2022

Do you feel the need, the need for a new job? According to experts, more than 4 million people have left their jobs in the U.S. so far this year – and that’s 4 million each month! Surveys are showing that the “Big Quit” trend isn’t changing anytime soon, and for many, it’s because they aren’t feeling the love for their job any longer, just like Maverick in the third act of ‘80s classic “Top Gun.” So talk to us, Goose, and let’s discuss whether you really need a career change or just a reignited work passion. 

Why are people quitting… or even changing industries?

According to a recent report from McKinsey and Co., about 40% of workers across the globe are considering quitting their jobs within the next 3-6 months. Furthermore, 48% of individuals surveyed have quit their jobs  Studying this trend revealed individuals were reshuffling by switching industries, reinventing by leaving traditional employment by working part-time or starting their own business or reassessing to meet their individual life demands and leaving the workforce. 

Many may blame this change on the pandemic, and while it definitely started the trend of reprioritizing what is important (remote work, flexible schedules, etc.) the McKinsey report claims that this could be our new normal.  

Is your work passion no longer like a “Great Ball of Fire?”

If your work passion has gone down, you’re not alone. According to The Employee Work Passion Assessment project, conducted by researchers and “Training” magazine in 2012 and 2021, nearly every area of work passion has collectively decreased in the last decade. The dimensions measured in those who took the assessment included job growth, procedural and distributive fairness, performance expectations, collaboration, feedback, connection with leader and colleagues, autonomy, meaningful work, task variety, and workload balance, as well as five intentions to perform, remain at their job, etc. 

When the assessments from 2012 and 2021 were compared, 11 of the 12 work passion dimensions were found to be significantly lower, and so were all five of the intentions. The only dimension that did not decrease dramatically was performance expectations, or the perception that “work outcomes are to be done to a certain level of quality and quantity.” As a conclusion to the assessment, its authors noted that it is vital to create meaningful connections in daily life, with the work we choose, and to the people and activities we find most important. 

How can you learn to redirect your work passion?

So if work passion is decreasing for nearly everyone, how can you find better fulfillment? The first step might be to recognize that “following your passion” might not be the best career advice. According to an article from Forbes, this cliché assumes that we will only have one passion in life, that it won’t change in time, or that you can even state exactly what your true passion is. Plus, once you make the passion of your life into a job, it can become more like a chore than a passion. That old phrase “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” … well, these studies show that that’s not really the case. 

Instead, figure out what energizes you (and what drains you) in order to find a career that aligns with both your talents and your interests. If you truly need to leave your job, That’s Good HR is here with our job board, resume tips and other support for job seekers. But for many people, reigniting the spark at your current job might be as simple as making new connections with coworkers or learning new things about your industry. 

You can always submit your resume and we can help you navigate the career choices you have to consider!

Job Advice

This is What It’s Like to Be in the Middle

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Tiffany Moore
VP, Client Partnerships
August 10, 2022

Here at That’s Good HR, we are always carefully looking out for everyone’s best interests. We often find ourselves navigating “the middle” between what works best for our candidates and what our client companies need. The “Big Quit,” and growing demand for more remote positions and flexible work schedules have created unchartered waters for everyone. We are working hard and learning fast about what it’s like to be in the middle of the varied opinions on remote and hybrid work. We also see the opportunity for different generations of hiring managers and candidates to learn from each other on these topics

Remote work by the numbers

The majority of hiring managers (60%) have agreed that a full-time return to the office would be required for their companies by the end of 2022, reported in a GoodHire survey, while 64% of employees have said that they would look for a new job if they had to work in their office full time. Breaking that down by generation, a Bankrate survey reported that most younger employees (60% of millennials and 62% of Gen Z) rated a hybrid working schedule as their top priority while searching for a new job. Although it was less important to older generations, flexible work arrangements are still important to Baby Boomers at 47% and Gen X at 54%, with higher pay rates ranking higher for Boomers and equal for Gen X.

But since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that millennials will make up 75% of the workforce by 2030, with Gen Z not far behind, hybrid work schedules are likely to become the norm for many companies sooner than later. As Sid Sijbrandij, CEO of GitLab Inc., one of the largest international all-remote organizations, said in a recent op-ed for Fortune: “For every company that is unwilling to provide any remote work flexibility to their employees, there’s another company, just around the corner, ready to poach their talent.”

Learning to be flexible

Although a number of candidates are seeking out jobs that are fully remote, many still want at least a few days in the office each week. Still others may want to be in the office every day, but would need to adjust their working hours. Employees with children in school or daycare may need to come in earlier so that they can pick their children up from school, or vice versa for morning drop-off. 

Some of our biggest advice to our employer clients is to learn how to provide flexibility to candidates wherever possible. As That’s Good HR Founder and Partner Mary Springer explained, “After two years of non-traditional work schedules due to the pandemic, we have discovered that candidates want flexibility – they want remote options and autonomy over when they come into the office.”

When remote options aren’t possible

With some companies, and for some hiring managers, remote work simply doesn’t seem possible. What do we say to clients when this is the case for their open position on our job board? “I’m honest with employers. If you are trying to fill an in-office position, you will have a limited number of candidates,” said Springer. “I also suggest offering direct-hire positions, rather than temp-to-hire. Temp-to-hire has worked well in the past, but today’s candidates want the security of a direct-hire position.”

Engaging candidates and new hires well is another way to encourage applications to your in-person position. As Springer explained, “You need to engage your employees to keep them. If you are going to ask them to come to the office, make it fun.” In-office perks can include a more casual dress code, free snacks or meals, parking stipends and team-building activities. The needs and wants of your workforce can change quickly, so checking in with employees about their individual situations (and supporting them wherever possible) will make them more likely to stay. A well-managed onboarding program is another opportunity to show employees you care, especially with a mentor to guide new hires through their first weeks and months.

If you need support in hiring for your next hybrid or in-office position, creating more flexible work arrangements or building out a new onboarding process, That’s Good HR can help. Contact us today online or at 317-469-4141 to learn more!

HR Insights

Summer Temp Jobs May Be the Right Fit for You!

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Kirstia Cropper
Operations Manager
May 11, 2022

Are you a teacher who wants to make a little extra income this summer? A new grad wanting to explore the Indy job scene? A student looking for internship credits? That’s Good HR has something for everyone with our summer temp jobs and temp-to-hire assignments. The summer months are the perfect time to try out a temporary assignment (or a few!) and get to know more about the thriving industries and top employers here in Indianapolis!

Temping as a teacher for the summer

As a teacher or school employee, one of the biggest perks is having your summers off. But whether you’re wanting to earn some extra cash or just getting bored, many teachers take on “gigs” during the summer. But you don’t have to take on the odd hours of driving for Uber or delivering for DoorDash. Temporary positions have an unfounded reputation for being entry-level or grunt work positions, but That’s Good HR has a number of temporary assignments in local offices and organizations that will allow you to maintain a full- or part-time job with dependable hours and great perks during your summer off. 

And after the extreme stress of the past few school years, many educators are considering joining “The Big Quit,” and our temp jobs are the perfect chance to check out other industries to see if something else may be the perfect fit for your skill set. A temporary assignment could also reinvigorate your love for the classroom and teach you new skills to bring back to school this fall! 

Trying summer temp jobs after graduation

Did you just graduate from college? Congratulations! If you are still looking for your first career — or want to explore your options before committing to a company — then a temp or temp-to-hire position may be the right fit for you. We work with many new grads to find the best assignments for their education and skills. Summer temp jobs can allow you to try out a variety of careers, and temp-to-hire can do the same, but with the added potential for full-time hiring at the end of your assignment. 

As our previous client Jessica Jordan explained, “Being able to work in different fields has been wonderful, especially when I was first starting my career and figuring out what career path I wanted to take. With That’s Good HR, I have worked in healthcare, IT, retail and construction. The companies I worked with were great, and I really enjoyed my coworkers.”

Working a temp job as an internship

Our hiring specialists have also worked with current students to turn their temp job into an internship. Students can look specifically for temp assignments in our open jobs, and you’ll only have to apply once through That’s Good HR! Let us know about the specifics of your internship program/needs, and we’ll review your resume with all open temp positions in mind. 

With permission from your college or professors, your internship credits can be signed off by our hiring specialists, and you’ll have all the benefits of a real-life temp assignment as your internship experience. Enjoy networking with local employers, work directly with a staffing specialist on your interview skills and learn more about the Indy job scene. And if you make a good impression at your temp assignment, there could be a good chance that they’ll keep you in mind for full-time positions once you graduate!

Are you ready to explore the local temp and temp-to-hire assignments available through That’s Good HR? Contact us today at 317-469-4141 to learn more or submit your resume!

Job Advice

Spring Into Something New

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Julie Johnson
Talent Acquisition Partner
April 7, 2022

Spring has sprung, and flowers aren’t the only things that are blooming anew. Spring is a great time to look for a new job, and the staffing experts at That’s Good HR are here to help you do some spring cleaning on your resume and dust off your interview skills, allowing you to bloom in a brand new career. Check out these tips for starting your spring application process at one of the top organizations in Indianapolis today! 

Spring cleaning your resume

If it’s been a while since you’ve updated your resume, now is the time. Spring cleaning isn’t just for your house … there are a number of things you should clean off your resume too! Outdated or irrelevant job experience could be cluttering up the more important positions and skills you want hiring managers to notice. A few soft skills can be good to include, but too many may look like filler. Try showing off your skills by quantifying them with numbered results and actions. 

Your resume should tell a story, and our resume template is a great place to start. Plus, when you work with a talent acquisition partner at That’s Good HR, we will sit down with you to discuss the most important and relevant skills you can offer a company. We bring a real voice to our candidates’ resumes, giving employer clients a fuller picture of your competency as opposed to them just reading your application online. 

April interviews bring May hiring

Once you’ve got your resume and application submitted, the next step is usually an interview. Many first-round interviews these days are conducted via video call. We’ve got a number of tips to make the best impression on your next Zoom interview. Our biggest tip for this season is to spring clean your video background. Don’t have a dedicated office space? Don’t worry, most people don’t! Just find a quiet spot in your home that has good lighting and a non-distracting wall behind you. 

At That’s Good HR, we can help you get ready for your hiring process with mock interviews, preparing questions to ask of your potential employer and the best way to write a follow-up thank you note. Our number one tip for interviewing is prepare, prepare, prepare!

Dust off your list of goals

If you are in the process of job searching, especially with a transition into a new career field, it’s very important to reassess your career goals. Many people make a list of life goals when they are in college or in an entry-level position, so dust it off and determine what is most important to you at this stage of life. 

We love matching your goals with the right career. Our open positions change on a regular basis. We listen to you and work hard to present you with positions that fit your needs.

Grow your network

Spring is a time of growth in nature, and it can also be a time of growth in your professional network. Don’t be afraid to reach out to friends or former coworkers if they have a connection to the career field or company you’re interested in. Hop back onto LinkedIn to update your profile and look for new connections in special interest groups or high school/college alumni groups. 

And when you work with That’s Good HR, your network expands even further. We’ve paired employers and job seekers in Indianapolis for more than 20 years, and we love matching the best candidate to the right organization. We know this city inside and out, so let us be your go-to team for a new career in HR, administrative, customer service, healthcare or accounting.

Ready to start your job search with That’s Good HR this spring? Submit your resume or contact us today at 317-469-4141 to learn more about our top-notch matching process!

Job Advice

Fastest-Growing Jobs That Require the Least Experience

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Kirstia Cropper
Operations Manager
March 31, 2022

Are you about to graduate from college without much professional experience? Considering a career change and looking for an entry-level job in a new field? That’s Good HR can help you identify and apply for some of the fastest-growing jobs that require the least experience on your resume. With our connections to a number of the top employers in the Circle City, you can expect the best of support when you work with our local staffing experts. 

What does “no experience necessary” mean?

When you read “no experience necessary” or “no prior experience required” in a job posting, that means that the employer does not expect you to have any professional experience or prior knowledge in order to perform the job well. Although some of these positions may require a certain level of education, you needn’t have held a professional position in that field to apply for the job. Some additional resume builders that can benefit your application to an entry-level job may include internships, volunteer work or belonging to an organization. 

What are some of the fastest-growing industries?

One of the top growing professional industries, and one that we know well at That’s Good HR, is healthcare. As our population of seniors continues to grow, the demand for healthcare support will increase dramatically. The COVID-19 pandemic has also heightened the need for healthcare workers. Some of the specializations within healthcare that are seeing the most growth are services for the elderly and disabled (44% growth), specialty therapists (34% growth), and offices for mental health professionals (31% growth). Let’s explore some of the fastest-growing jobs that require the least experience within healthcare and beyond. 

Health education specialists and community health workers

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for health education specialists and community health workers through 2030 is 17%, which is much faster than the national average. These healthcare administration positions help to promote wellness within a community, and may also develop educational programs in order to teach individuals about conditions that may be impacting their health. Many of these health workers are employed in hospitals, but they can also find work with government agencies and nonprofits. Most health education specialist jobs need a bachelor’s degree, but community health workers often begin a position with just a high school diploma and can receive on-the-job training. 

Medical billing and coding

Medical records and health information specialists have a job outlook with 9% growth through 2030. Although some medical billing or coding positions may prefer prior certification in the field, many hire individuals with no experience and will provide paid training in order for you to succeed on the job. Those who wish to work in medical billing should be very attentive to details and have good communication skills for speaking with patients, doctors and insurance providers. 

Human resources specialists

Another fast-growing position that may work inside or outside of healthcare are human resources specialists. The job outlook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is an expected growth of 10% through 2030. There are many options for placements in human resources, and this field is one in which we specialize with our Indianapolis employers. Although most human resources specialists are expected to have a postsecondary degree of some sort, the training and knowledge that is needed can typically be provided on the job, negating the need for professional experience. This is another position where good communication and people skills are a huge benefit, with duties including the recruitment and hiring of job applicants, training new hires in company orientation and handling compensation, benefits and employee records. 

Accountants and auditors

Nearly every company needs someone to handle the financials, which is why the job outlook for accountants is holding steady at 7% through 2030. If you are interested in applying for a staff accountant job, your prospects may improve with a bachelor’s degree in accounting or certification (like becoming a licensed Certified Public Accountant). However, significant job experience is typically not required. Accountants generally maintain financial records for their employer, including the preparation of tax returns, using accounting systems, and ensuring that the company is complying with financial laws and regulations.

If you are on the job hunt for a position that requires little to no experience, contact the experts at That’s Good HR for help. We’d love to take a look at your resume and support you through the journey to your new career.

Job Advice

Creating Your Own Luck in the Job Hunt

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Madison Schacht
Manager of Talent Acquisition
March 8, 2022

Sometimes finding the best job can seem even harder than hunting down a four-leaf clover. Sure, some of it may rely on luck, but ultimately, we think you make your own luck. With a little help from the staffing experts at That’s Good HR, you can take steps to find a career that you’ll feel lucky to have. 

Leverage your connections

You can always apply for jobs where you don’t know anyone or much about the company, but we find that candidates have more luck on their side when they leverage existing connections. Reach out to friends, family and past coworkers to see if they know of any hiring companies that may be a good fit. And when you work with That’s Good HR, you’ll always know that you have a connection to your potential employer. We know the city of Indianapolis inside and out, and we are ready to match you with the right employer. 

Improve your resume

One of the first ways that employers learn about you and your skills is through your resume, so let us help you make it a good one. We can help you eliminate these “lucky seven” things off of your next resume, and our talent acquisition partners can also discuss what you think are the most important parts of your experience so that we can bring them up with your potential employers. The way that we give your resume a voice for hiring companies is one of the “luckiest” parts of partnering with That’s Good HR. 

Find a good luck charm

We know … we just said that you don’t have to rely on luck to get a job. But science has shown us that lucky charms and little superstitions can work if you think they work! If you have a “lucky shirt” you can wear on your next Zoom call or a special “interview day” ritual, believing that you have luck on your side can actually improve your mental and physical performance. It may be a placebo effect, but it certainly can’t hurt to give yourself a little confidence boost when you’re feeling nervous.

If you are ready to strike it lucky with your job search, contact the staffing experts at That’s Good HR today at 317-469-4141! 

Job Advice

Top 5 Career Change Fields for 2022

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Hannah Replogle
Talent Acquisition Partner
February 16, 2022

Are you feeling burnt out and in need of a career change? That’s Good HR is here to help Indianapolis job seekers identify a number of career fields that are perfect for those looking for something new. No matter your current skills or education, we’ve got suggestions and currently open jobs for just about everyone. Check out these top five career change fields for 2022 and think about where you might fit in best!

1. Administrative/Executive Assistant

One of the most versatile career change fields for job seekers is serving as an administrative or executive assistant. Just about every company is in need of administrative assistants, which means that you could find yourself in a wide variety of industries. If you are a people person with great organizational skills and a sense of efficiency, chances are that working as an administrative assistant could be a good fit for you. Assistants also interact with many departments in a company, allowing you to quickly learn a lot about your new field. Some administrative assistant positions also allow for virtual/work from home or part-time options. 

2. Project Manager

Another career change option that is needed across many different fields is project management. If you have experience facilitating large projects and managing others, working as a project manager could be the perfect transition for you. Some of the transferable skills you’ll need as a project manager include exceptional communication with others, time management and organizational skills, as well as the ability to pivot and adapt quickly when changes or challenges arise. It can help you land a new job in project management if you have prior knowledge of the field that you’re looking into, and you can also seek out project management certifications that will look good on your resume. 

3. Human Resources

Although we might seem a little biased coming from the field of human resources, it truly is a great option for job seekers. Every company needs HR support, and many fields have skills that transfer well into a human resources position. Candidates currently working as educators and nurses are some of the most burnt-out individuals due to the stresses of the pandemic, and they can also make some of the best HR professionals. Other careers that can make a smooth transition to entry level human resource positions include flight attendants, trainers and jobs in the service industry. Anyone with significant experience in customer service and top-notch interpersonal and problem-solving skills are likely to find satisfaction in human resources

4. Accountant/Bookkeeper

Do you like working with numbers? Serving as an accountant or bookkeeper for a local organization could be a good fit for you. Once again, most companies in a variety of fields will require support from an accountant. Previous experience working with financial documents, coordinating payments or handling operations is a great asset when looking into a career change to accounting or bookkeeping. Accounting can be much more than just crunching numbers, so be sure to highlight any experience or passion for strategic thinking, efficiency and maintenance of important records. Even if you don’t have professional experience in finance, a personal interest and knowledge of investing and banking can be beneficial to future employers. 

5. Healthcare Administrator

Although healthcare can admittedly be a difficult field to serve in during the pandemic, hospital administrators are an important role that need to be filled. Healthcare administration doesn’t typically work directly on the floor with patients, so you may find yourself less fatigued than someone working 12-hour or night shifts. If you have past experience with staffing and assigning shifts, supervising performance or managing client/patient data, you could find healthcare administration to be a good fit. Medical coding is another career option in healthcare admin that many people enjoy, though it often requires training and certification. If you have superior leadership, logic and decision-making skills, then maybe it’s time to look into healthcare administration.

If you are ready to make a career change, That’s Good HR is ready to help. Contact us today at 317-469-4141 to learn more about your options or submit your resume.