Welcome to Michiana! Whether you’re returning home after spending a few years away or accompanying your spouse who just got a job in the area, we’re happy to have you. At Wood Staffing, we can’t imagine living anywhere beside Michiana — and we’re sure you’ll soon share this sentiment.

Getting acclimated to a new area takes time, and one of the first things on your list is probably finding a new job. Whether you’ve already made the move or it’s quickly approaching, not having a job lined up is likely giving you anxiety. Relax in knowing the Michiana economy is booming! In December 2016, our unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, compared with the national average of 4.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

You’ll have a fantastic job before you know it. Use these tips to start your search.

Highlight Your Move in Your Cover Letter

Many employers are only interested in local candidates, so explain your move in your cover letter. This makes it clear you’re moving here whether you get the job or not, so you don’t expect the company to pay relocation expenses. If you haven’t made the move yet, share the date you’re available to start work and offer to pay your own travel expenses for an interview.

Attend Local Networking Events

Making new connections is one of the best ways to find a job, so start putting down roots in Michiana. Join the local chapter of an industry-relevant professional organization or use Meetup to find networking events. Be sure to bring lots of business cards, so you can give one to everyone you meet.

Research the Area

Do a little digging to find out which area companies are best for your industry. Use sites like Glassdoor and LinkedIn to learn more about the business, employee satisfaction levels, benefits and other pertinent information. Research the average commute time to neighboring towns to set a target geographic area.

Seek the Services of a Recruiter

Finding the right job is always hard, but becomes even more challenging in a new area. Instead of trying to figure things out on your own, enlist the services of a recruiter. As an area expert, they’ll be able to help you find the best all-around fit for your career and life. Plus, staffing professionals have access to jobs not listed anywhere else, so you might be able to score an opportunity at a leading Michiana company locals have been trying to get into for years.

About Wood Staffing

Established in 1978, Wood Staffing is a locally owned and operated business. If you’re searching for a clerical, industrial or professional opportunity, we have the connections and knowledge to help you find the very best fit. Our team of recruiting professionals will evaluate your skills, provide select training and offer career advice to make sure you’re headed in the right direction.

If you need assistance finding a great new job in Michiana, contact us today!

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