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More Than Luck – Increase the Odds of Finding the Right Job

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Julie Johnson
Talent Acquisition Partner
March 26, 2024

Are you in the market for a new job? You’re not alone. According to the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 5.7 million people are unemployed and looking right now. With the job market predicted to slow down later this year, we know it’s going to take more than just luck to land a great job. Fortunately, That’s Good HR has been in the local staffing business for more than 20 years. We are ready to match trusted employers with local candidates who are ready to work.

Keep reading for valuable, time-tested strategies that prepare you for a job that fits your talents and skill set.

Build a solid resume

We’ve moved into a digital job market, which means most companies aren’t necessarily seeking paper copies of a resume.  But all employers need a comprehensive list of your experience and skills, so it’s important to invest some time in your resume. Want a good starting resource? Our website includes a free resume template that can help you get started.

Boost your skill set

Employers are often seeking someone who can hit the ground running. If you’re trying to jump into a new industry but you lack experience, you may want to consider a temporary position that lets you get gain valuable experience. Check out some of the temporary and temp-to-hire options on our job board. They’re often a great stepping stone to a full-time position.

Work on your professional network

You’ve heard the old saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Ideally, you should have a professional network of people who can give you job advice and important leads. Are you ready to start building your own network? Reach out to the people you know within your target industries. Consider joining a professional organization that will introduce you to more potentially valuable connections. Use every tool at your disposal.

Remember, when you partner with a staffing agency like That’s Good HR, you’re working within an established network of local Indianapolis employers who trust our recommendations. Give yourself a head start.

Research the company

You may have graduated many years ago, but you still need to do your homework. A quick internet search of a potential employer is helpful, but personal connections can open the door to better insights. If you know anyone who’s connected to a company – or connected to someone who is connected to the company – reach out with an email or phone call. Learn about the existing company culture before the interview, so you’re ready to ask the right questions.

Prepare for your interview

Employers want to hire people who seem interested and enthusiastic about their job prospects. Make sure you have your questions ready before the interview starts, so you can use every opportunity to learn more about the position and company. Remember to show up on time, dress professionally and be prepared. If you have to cancel or reschedule the interview, reach out as soon as you can. Don’t ever ghost an interview – those moves can come back to haunt your professional life.

Make sure your social media is job-search ready

Do you spend your spare time making videos or posting photos of your last weekend outing? Even if you think your privacy settings are locked down, there’s always a chance that a potential employer may see your online persona. Do some social media scrubbing, removing any NSFW (not safe for work) posts and negative comments about your current job or coworkers.

Partner with Indianapolis’ best staffing firm

Some staffing firms treat you like you’re one of many in a warehouse of candidates. That’s Good HR is different. We work to make staffing better, taking the time to get to know candidates before matching them with local employers. When you submit your resume or apply through our job board, one of our recruiters will review your information and reach out if you look like a potential match. We’ll also keep you in our database, so you can feel comfortable reaching out the next time you’re in the market for something new.

Are you ready to jump start your career? That’s Good HR is ready to connect you to opportunities in accounting, administrative, customer service, human resources and medical office roles. Find out more at our website, or send us a copy of your resume now.