Jobs in Baton Rouge, LA

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  • 228,895 Population
  • $50,000 Average Salary
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Baton Rouge Jobs At A Glance

Baton Rouge At A Glance

Visit Baton Rouge and take in the State Capitol and its stunning architecture or see the USS Kidd Veterans Memorial. Take the family to the Blue Bayou and Dixie Landin' amusement park or the Louisiana Museum of Natural History. The sports fan in you will have to check out the Ace W. Mumford or Tiger stadiums.Of course, if you live in Baton Rouge, you get to enjoy these sites at your leisure. You have year round access to the city's classic Southern character and its turbo-charged economic engine. If you're looking for work, rest assured everything is being done to help you through. The city continues to grow business, to train, educate and mentor so that everyone can succeed.Take a peek at the following info on the city's industries, advice on job searching and area salaries.

Job Market in Baton Rouge

Job Market in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is looking at an unemployment rate of 5.3%. The state average is 6.0% while the current U.S. average is 4.9%. A large portion of the city, including Pointe Coupee and Livingston, is offering weekly salaries of $749 or less. West Feliciana and Iberville top the salary average at $1,050. The city's overall wage average is $937, versus the national average of $1,048.If you have a background in civil service, trade, transportation and utilities, construction and building, education, health services or hospitality, you have a good chance of finding work. These are the biggest employment areas in the city as of September 2015. And due to the state's location, Baton Rouge is strategically ideal for agriculture and natural resource production. Commercial fishing is big, as is natural gas and oil. Another big factor is the chemical industry.

Resume Tips For Baton Rouge Jobseekers

Resume Tips For Baton Rouge Jobseekers

Whether your resume gets the interview is completely up to the whim of the fickle reader. They have been known to reject a stellar resume because of your choice of words. In fact, here are some of the terms and words that turn resume readers off.

  1. Detail-oriented. Is there any resume on the planet that doesn't use this term? It means we pay attention, but saying so doesn't prove it.
  2. Proactive and proactively. We spend far too much time describing ourselves instead of showing what we're capable of.
  3. Think outside the box. It implies you're innovative and forward-thinking. So what?
  4. Hard worker or hard working. This should go without saying.
  5. Team player. Telling a hire manager this is probably the most obvious attempt you can make to be liked.

How to Find Jobs in Baton Rouge

How to Find Jobs in Baton Rouge

If you're on the fence about a career or looking for the next phase, there are personality quizzes that help see what direction you should point in. Here are five of the best.

  1. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is used by applicants, career centers and managers. It looks at a broad range of preferences to determine where you mostly likely fit. The original version costs $49. 95, but there's a free knock-off.
  2. For less than $10, the Self-Directed Search takes activities, aspirations, interests and other criteria to create a list of careers that fit everything from social to artistic qualifications.
  3. My Next Move O*NET Interests Profiler is a free resource that uses inputted criteria to identify career possibilities. But it takes the profile one step further by providing information about preparation for getting into the suggested industry.
  4. The MAPP Career Assessment Test is going to cost a whopping $90, but it's one of the most intense career assessment tools available. The results will tell you the tasks you prefer, whether you'd rather work with things, people or data, and even give you the top trait that makes you perfect for a number of careers.
  5. The Big Five Personality Test is a quick, free test that tells you how you relate and work with others, your level of self-discipline, how open you are to new experiences and your ability to handle stress.