Jobs in Orlando, FL

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Orlando Jobs At A Glance

Orlando At A Glance

We tend to think of Orlando as a destination. Orlando is also a thriving community, home to hundreds of thousands that contribute to the city's economy. It's a world of education, technology, sports, culture and one of the country's busiest cities for business conventions and conferences.Forbes ranked Orlando one of the happiest places to work. One major reason is Orlando's drive to ensure residents and visitors enjoy their city. That means keeping its economy robust. It means devoting itself to providing jobs for everyone. The following is evidence of Orlando's efforts and, if you're out of work, how to find some.

Job Market in Orlando

Job Market in Orlando

Orlando has held its unemployment rate steady. As of September 2015, it was at 4.8%, compared to the national average of 5.1%.If you're tech savvy, you already know Orlando is hi-tech central. Over 53,000 people are employed by the industry, and within Orlando's boundaries are a cluster of recognizable names in digital media, agricultural tech, software and aerospace. Other top industries are advanced manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, and biotechnology. To round off the list, (big surprise!) entertainment and tourism, one of the biggest economic contributors.As a major tourist destination, Orlando's hospitality, recreation and leisure industry is a good bet for finding work. But remember that a lot of employment in this area is seasonal. Other top fields are professional and business services, transportation, health services and government.

Resume Tips For Orlando Jobseekers

Resume Tips For Orlando Jobseekers

Here's some advice and tricks for having a resume that impresses and improves your chances of getting an interview.

  1. Your resume should always be ready. Unemployment could drop out the sky. You might get a lead that requires immediate action. Guess what? Now you have to (a) hold off while you write a resume or (b) write one quickly, which you should never do.
  2. Instead of focusing on tasks, decide if you made money or saved money. If you got your filing done on time, you saved money. If your leads panned out, you made money. Every job is ground in making or saving money. Figure out where yours is and highlight how you do it.
  3. Most resumes are dry documents sent in order to get an interview. Not many of us see them as marketing tools. As any marketer will tell you, before making a presentation, decide what you're trying to sell before writing a word. Treat your resume this way.
  4. Someone else can have your skills, but no one else has your stories. This is why your resume should be flush with accomplishments. Anyone can say they handled East European accounts. Only you can say you increased new accounts in Eastern Europe by 35%.
  5. Given the option, send your resume by snail mail. You save the hiring manager the trouble of printing it out or looking at yet one more resume on that monitor. On top of that, a hard copy is tangible and personal. Print it on quality, soft colored paper and present it the way you intended.

How to Find Jobs in Orlando

How to Find Jobs in Orlando

Maybe you're stressed, depressed or feeling worthless. Being unemployed has an impact on your mental well-being. If resume submitting has gone on too long, here are tips to help you push through.

  1. If you worked the qualified period of time, file for unemployment, or at least before you drain your savings. It will help with finances, giving you less to worry about while focusing on finding work.
  2. Save yourself some frustration by cutting back. Too many continue to live their lifestyle, thinking employment is over the bend, and realize too late it's not.
  3. Many unemployed remain idle until they're frustrated and unhappy. Do volunteer work. Temp. Take or teach classes. When you're interviewing, hiring managers will be impressed that you chose to stay active and productive.
  4. If you don't have a professional blog, start one. According to a survey conducted by CareerBuilder, employers believe blogs are excellent marketing tools. You're demonstrating your passion, your expertise and separate yourself from the pack.
  5. Come up with ideas for your next job. The process will keep you hopeful. Take them to interviews (research the company to see if the ideas are relevant) and show how enthusiastic you are about playing a part in their operations.