Jobs in Plano, TX

  • 755,838 Resumes
  • 79,274 Jobs Available
  • 278,480 Population
  • $59,000 Average Salary
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Plano Jobs At A Glance

Plano At A Glance

CNN Money called Plano the best place to live in the West — three times! The city was designated by Forbes as the country's safest city — twice! It's made the cut as the best suburb for education and one of the wealthiest cities of U.S. cities with a population greater than 250,000. We have other good news. First, the job market's looking good. Second, continue reading to get the 411 on the city's job market, job prospects and average salaries.

Job Market in Plano

Job Market in Plano

The Bureau of Labor Statistics's recent survey (September 2015) shows that Plano's holding a 3.9% unemployment rate, compared to the national average of 4.9%. This is impressive as 12 months before the region was looking at 4.8%. Both national and Plano average salaries are currently about $1,000. All good news for job seekers as it demonstrates the city's successful business growth and job creation. Top industries driving the economy are financial services, technology, retail, health care and telecommunications. Among its largest occupations are educators, transportation and utility professionals, government, business services, and leisure and hospitality. These combined industry and occupation categories represent everyone's best chance of finding work in Plano.

Resume Tips For Plano Jobseekers

Resume Tips For Plano Jobseekers

As much as we want to create perfect resumes, we fall short. The only thing that can help is knowing what mistakes to look out for. Here are the top five mistakes the folks at Google say they're seeing in resume submissions.

  1. Resumes that run too long is a common occurrence. Candidates are fearful they'll leave something out that might give them an edge, so they put everything in. Your resume should highlight only relevant skills and material. Focus on that and try to keep it to one page.
  2. Candidates get mesmerized by fancy designs. It's best to stick with a straightforward format that opens easily in different programs. When choosing a format, imagine how easy it would be to follow on a monitor, since that's how hiring managers may initially review it.
  3. Misinformation has become far too common. From where a candidate was employed to their degrees, hiring managers are seeing more of it. Candidates aren't considering how easy it is to confirm information these days.
  4. One big deterrent to a candidate's credibility is trying to impress hiring managers with their background while breaching confidentiality. Whether intentional or not, don't assume hiring managers do not know when your resume is revealing information that you're not supposed to disclose.
  5. And — big surprise — the most common error is typos. Even the most talented candidate is capable of them. It's believed a lot of mistakes are the result of tweaking, when tiny changes end up throwing off alignment or ruining verb and subject matches.

How to Find Jobs in Plano

How to Find Jobs in Plano

Using the Internet to find work has become the job seeker's most common resource. While you don't want to overlook powerful tools like networking, take advantage of services offered on the web. Here are the best ways to do that.

  1. You'll never find the right fit if you just go looking for a job. Fine tune your search to position, industry and the kind of company you'd like to work for. You might think you're limiting your options, but a specific path is better than hitting the road with no focus.
  2. With your criteria narrowed, visit target company websites and see what's posted. They may have an alert service that you can sign up for, ensuring you hear about new openings. You can also check sites of companies that align with your targets.
  3. Websites like LiveCareer collect and update thousands of job prospects from employer and association websites, job boards, publications and more. These sites also offer invaluable advice, search engines, and resume and cover letter builders.
  4. LinkedIn has job postings and the most powerful professional social network on the web. It's the best place to connect with employers, hiring managers and others in your industry.
  5. Keep in mind not all Internet resources are reputable. There are scams promising fast funds, needing no experience, making you rich working at home and more. Do a little research on these companies. The less you can find out about them, the more likely they're not legitimate.