Catch an Employer’s Eye by Applying at the Department of Labor

Catch an Employer’s Eye by Applying at the Department of Labor

"Taking advantage of the career centers increases your chances of having an employer review your application"

In October 2011 the Georgia unemployment decreased slightly, however; the unemployment rate remains at 10.2% and many Georgia job seekers are having a difficult time finding jobs.  Though most job hunters are hoping to take advantage of the holiday rush by getting temporary employment at department stores, they are competing with college students coming home for holiday breaks.  One way to get the attention of employers who are dealing with hundreds of application each day is to apply for positions at the Georgia Department of Labor.

Why Apply Through GDOL

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has career centers that job hunters can use to search for local job openings, and complete applications through the GDOL computer system.  Once you have applied through the GDOL, the application is sent directly to the employer.  Applying through the GDOL means your application will be one of the first reviewed by your potential employer.  Taking advantage of the career centers increases your chances of having an employer review your application before they have finished selecting potential job candidates.

Other GDOL Benefits

Completing an application that will be given priority by employers is not the only benefit of using the GDOL career centers.  Each center has resources that are designed to increase a job seekers chance of being hired.  In addition to getting advice on how to handle your upcoming interviews, you can receive valuable resume writing help and a list of continuing education resources.

Finding a job in Atlanta is difficult right now, but there are ways to simplify the process without hurting your chances of being hired.  Using the free resources offered by the GDOL are just one of things that you can to do to find employment in Atlanta.v