Find a Job in Georgia

Find job opportunities in your professional field across the state.

If you need assistance with employment programs or services, contact a Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) Career Center. GDOL Career Centers provide staff support, application workshops, and free access to the internet, copiers, phones, and faxes.

How Do I Find a Job in Georgia?

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    Gather What You'll Need

     
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    Find Job Openings

    • You can find job opportunities in Georgia by using government resources, community job boards, company websites, job fairs, and networking.
    • Please remember to avoid employment scams that steal your personal information and money. Scammers often target job seekers, so it’s important to protect your identity during your job search.
    • Find a job using government resources

      There are several government resources you can use to find job openings across the state.

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    • Find a job using community job boards

      Many non-government organizations offer online job boards that list open positions. There are also job boards for specific industries and fields, such as education and health care. Some example online job boards include:

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    • Find a job using company websites

      You can visit an employer’s website to find and apply for open positions at that organization.

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    • Find a job fair

      Job fairs or career fairs are hosted by career centers, local governments, schools, universities, or employers. Attend a job fair as if you would attend a job interview. Wear professional clothes, bring copies of your resume and business card, and network with recruiters.

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    • Network

      You may be able to learn about job opportunities in your community or field by networking with people. Connect with people about what kind of opportunities you are looking for and what skills you have, and they may be able to refer or recommend you to someone they know who is hiring.

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    Apply for a Job

    • When you find a job you’re interested in, read the job posting for application instructions. You may be asked to apply online or in person. When applying, be sure to customize your cover letter and resume to fit the job description and employer’s needs. 
    • Prospective employers may request a job interview. This could be over the phone, via video chat, or in person. You may also be asked to interview more than once, or with more than one person. Learn how to interview and negotiate a salary.
    • After you finish the interviewing process, you may want to send a thank-you note via email to the people who interviewed you.
     
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    Receive a Job Offer

    • When you receive a job offer, examine the salary, benefits, work schedule, and employee policy to see if the position is a good fit for you. You can also counter an offer and negotiate for different conditions.
    • Work with your new employer to formally accept the job offer. This may include signing and returning hiring documents before your start date. Keep a copy of documents for your record.
    • You may need to go through a pre-employment screening. This could include a drug test, criminal background check, and work and academic history verification.
     
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    Next Steps

    • Enroll in any employer-sponsored benefits, such as health insurance or retirement.
    • Pay income tax. Your employer may automatically withhold federal and state income tax from your wages and pay it directly to the government. For some jobs, however, you may be required to pay estimated taxes on your own.
    • Keep a record of your income for your reference. This could include paychecks or bank statements.