Tips For Finding A Great Job

Planning a move to a new area is always a challenge and doing so without a job lined up can make it even tougher. If you’re considering a move to a Jacksonville, Florida you’ll want to check out the major employers and plan your job search accordingly. It’s also good to know in advance who the major players are in any city. Start your job search at the top of your list and make sure you’ve researched the companies as much as possible.

Here are the current companies or industries providing the most employment in Jacksonville:

Naval Air Station
Naval Station in Mayport
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Publix Distribution Center
Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
Baptist Health Systems
Mayo Clinic
Bank of America
St. Vincent’s Medical Center
Naval Air Depot
Shands Jacksonville Healthcare
Convergys Corp.
Merrill Lynch
Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital and Clinics
Stein Mart Corp.
Southeast Toyota Distributors Division

When looking for a job in Jacksonville here are a few things to remember:

Don’t send out a generic resume that’s exactly the same to all companies. If you’ve worked in more than one industry, it’s a good thing to have a few completely different resumes. If nothing else, do a little tweaking to your resume depending on the type of job you’re applying for. This does not mean lying or exaggerating, but if the job calls for someone who has done accounts payable and you have, then make sure it’s one of the first things an employer will see when they look at your resume. Don’t focus on what a great chef you are if you’re applying for a job at a dog kennel! Make sure the relevant things you’ve done are highlighted and the irrelevant (no matter how wonderful) are downplayed or eliminated.

Focus your resume on accomplishments, not duties. Show what you have achieved while you were with past employers. Most organizations want to know how you can: Make them money, save them money, attract new customers, and help them keep current customers happy. Show how you specifically did one or all of those things.

Instead of applying to the huge generic job boards, try to apply to companies on their individual web pages. Sometimes, an old-fashioned resume and cover letter in the mail will get noticed, too.

Always remember to dress professionally for an interview and be positive. No one wants to hire someone who seems like they will be a drag to be around. Have a few questions prepared to ask about the company, it shows that you cared enough to take the time for some research beforehand.

Last but not least, try to network with others that work for the company you are applying to. If you know of anyone in the organization that can give you an introduction it will be a huge benefit to your chances of landing the job.