This is great news for job seekers,” explained Patricia Rodeawald, General Manager of JobsInTheUS.com. “When unemployment rates dip, employers challenged to fill key positions will often tack on added benefits."
Portland, ME (PRWEB) September 20, 2016
With most of New England benefiting from unemployment rates below the national average, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, regional job seekers are getting back into the driver’s seat. JobsInTheUS.com, the leading regional job board in New England and one of the few niche job boards serving the area, offers recommendations for candidates looking for a career shift or job fulfillment beyond the paycheck.
Trailing years of sluggish job growth, trends have turned course in New England, where unemployment rests at just 4.3 percent – comfortably below the national average of 4.9 percent. “This is great news for job seekers along with anyone currently working in a job that they find unfulfilling,” explained Patricia Rodeawald, General Manager of Jobs InTheUS.com. “When unemployment rates dip, employers are challenged to fill key positions and will often tack on added benefits or allow for higher salary through negotiations.”
With this advantage in mind, Patricia provides the following advice.
1. Create a strategy. A slow, strategic approach to the job search can pay off in the long term. Take time to outline your requirements including your ideal location, industry, and responsibilities. The state-specific job boards that are part of the JobsInTheUS.com network can make it easier to find opportunities and positions that might not be listed elsewhere.
2. Align your interests. Search for opportunities that offer not only a competitive salary but also a vision and mission that you can stand behind. Make sure the company’s objectives and benefits package align with your interests. For example, if you’re looking to continue your education, seek out organizations that offer educational benefits.
3. Consider rapport and recognition. Beyond the work at hand, a large part of job fulfillment comes from working with people you genuinely enjoy. It also comes from feeling your accomplishments are valued. Assess the company’s culture along with prospective coworkers and morale before making the leap and joining the team.
4. Set up job alerts on job boards so you’ll be notified when a job that matches your criteria becomes available. Even if you’re not sure if you want to make a move, knowing what opportunities are available in your market can help with salary or benefit negotiations at your current company.
To register, set up job alerts, review job opportunities, or apply for open positions, visit the state-specific job board for your region at JobsInME.com, JobsInNH.com, JobsInRI.com, JobsInVT.com, JobsInMA.com, or JobsInCT.com.
Since 1999, JobsInTheUS.com has been connecting employers with candidates through a range of specialized, state-specific job boards. Its mission is to help candidates find real, local jobs and help employers find quality, local talent.