Jobs in Phoenix, AZ

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Phoenix Jobs At A Glance

Phoenix At A Glance

From boasting the lightest traffic of any large American city to not needing to renew a driver’s license until you’re 65, Phoenix is great. According to Forbes, it's one of the best places to manage a career and one of the top cities for job growth. But if you want the right job, you need to understand Phoenix and its job prospects, market and salaries.

Job Market in Phoenix

Job Market in Phoenix

Impressed by the city’s business advocacy, a number of tech and telecommunication companies have relocated here. Phoenix is big in seasonal recreation, hospitality and tourism. The military, a big civilian employer, has a strong presence. Downtown Phoenix is home to cultural opportunities like libraries, symphony halls and museums.As of August 2015, Phoenix’s unemployment rate was 5.8%. At the time, the U.S. was looking at a rate of 5.1%. To comprehend the city's growth, consider in August 2011, Phoenix's rate was at 9.2%. Top industries include biomedical, advanced business services, manufacturing and distribution, aviation and emerging technology. The occupations taking front and center are general internists, dental specialists, architectural managers, pediatricians and financial managers.The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the weekly average salary in the U.S. currently stands at $803, while Indeed.com says the average weekly Phoenix salary is $923.

Resume Tips For Phoenix Jobseekers

Resume Tips For Phoenix Jobseekers

Phoenix has a more relaxed atmosphere compared to Los Angeles or New York, but it’s job market is as competitive as any metropolitan arena. Without a great resume, you'll never effectively communicate your brand and qualifications.

  1. Too many candidates assume one resume fits all. Always tailor your resume to a position, rewording and rephrasing, pulling information from the job description and looking at what the company wants, not what you have to offer.
  2. Focus on accomplishments. Even menial tasks can be pumped up: Answered telephones, taking up to 100 messages a day, ensuring accurate information is received by the correct parties. Insert numbers wherever possible. They highlight results.
  3. Read your resume, reread it, then read it again. Have someone skilled in English or proofing read it. The biggest turnoff, bar none, is a resume that hasn’t been checked for grammar and spelling. The last person hired is the candidate that makes mistakes before an interview is even considered.
  4. Many candidates list all skills and responsibilities. Next thing, they’re at the interview talking about stuff they want to leave in the past. If typing and filing are something you’d rather not do, don't mention them in your resume. It doesn’t mean you won’t end up doing them, but at least you won’t have committed to them on paper.
  5. Stick to professional and general information. Save your age, height, weight and birth date for social media. And never put the word “resume” on your resume.

How to Find Jobs in Phoenix

How to Find Jobs in Phoenix

Don’t focus on the ease of the Internet. While it's streamlined the process, it hasn't eliminated the work that must go into looking for a job. Here are a few tips for finding work in the Valley of the Sun.

  1. Create a plan. Contact the local American Job Center and talk with a counselor about Phoenix resources. Look for venues that have industry related classes, training, support groups and organizations.
  2. Prepare your resume. Sit down and assess your transferable skills, accomplishments, work and educational experiences. Keep it handy when reviewing job postings. The closer any of these comes to your list, the better your chances.
  3. Remain positive. Talk with someone daily about your aspirations, especially a counselor or recruiter. Go over classifieds, review professional journals, research potential employers.
  4. Assess your online presence. Hiring managers may check social media and profiles to research a candidate. While photos of you and drunk friends or your vulgar argument with a troll doesn't necessarily indicate your potential, hiring managers can decide to not consider you after seeing them, and you’d never know why.
  5. Use a Salary Finder to gauge regional wages. You can also enter the zip code, city or state into a search engine like LiveCareer’s and see thousands of positions in Phoenix.