Find a job posting. Update resume. Complete application. Hopefully get an interview. Now repeat this process several times until you get an offer. Add to it the complexity of all the available Utah jobs in a growing economy and it makes for a daunting challenge.
Whether you’re fresh out of college or experienced and ready for change, landing a new job can be tedious, tiring, and stressful. It’s an art form that takes serious dedication and time.
This guide won’t change the process of finding a new job. But it will help you stand out from the crowd. And,
maybe more importantly, steer you in the right direction for finding the best places to work here in the great state of Utah.
With current tips and best practices, it will help you navigate the maze of job applications. From the searching, preparing your resume, working the career fair and more, this guide will help you land your next career move.
Are you ready to get going? Let’s get started!
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Ready to start looking for a job, but not sure where to start? Whether you’re fresh out of college or looking to change careers, starting the initial job search can take a lot of time and work. It requires patience and perseverance. We put together a resource list of places to help you get started.
One good way to find a job in your related field, and to do so with some additional knowledge on the company, is to go to a career fair. All too often, prospective employees will do their extensive career search and jump into the first opportunity available, and in turn be deceived by a false sense of culture, job description, or intent of the employer. A good way to feel in control of your career situation, is to come to the table not only looking for the right job, but interviewing the employer to see if they are a good fit for you. Approaching your job search this way will add confidence to your demeanor, and will set you on a better track to land the right job where you can flourish, build talents, and foster a successful career. To do this well, you need schedule to a career fair with questions in mind, and specific employers that will be present. Often you can contact the career fair for a list of all the employers that have signed up to attend the fair.
Below you will find a list of common career fairs that take place in Utah regularly. Be sure to keep an eye out at each of them for USANA attendance!
Utah is one of the fastest growing states in the country (or fastest) and its economy is the envy of many of its sister states. In fact, according to Forbes, Utah is among the 10 best states for future job growth so we’re just beginning to scratch the surface of its massive potential. One of the main reasons for this is the depth and quality of our workplaces. Innovative, fun-loving, family-friendly companies who are not only productive, but offer excellent work/life balance lead Utah’s growth and are one of the main reasons Utah will continue to lead the way for those looking to further their career. The resources in this section will highlight some of the top companies to work for in Utah and may lead you on the next step in your career journey.
Your resume is the first thing a hiring manager sees when considering you for an open position. It is your brand and a fantastic opportunity to make a great first impression. Taking time to prepare your resume and tailoring it for each specific opening you apply for is an important step to securing an interview. The resources below will guide you through the process of branding yourself, creating your ideal resume and utilizing online tools that will help you outshine the competition.
Getting through the interview process can feel daunting. Many times, there will be two rounds of interviews or more before you are considered for the position you applied to. Here are some tips to help you prepare, dress well, stay calm, and snag the job.
Preparing for the interview
It’s important to do your research on any company you interview with, anticipate interview questions, and prepare questions to ask at the end of the interview. These resources will take you through step-by-step on how to be prepared for your upcoming interviews.
Dress for Success
To improve your chances at getting a job, it’s important to dress appropriately and professionally for your interviews. Avoid wearing loud, flashy colors and wear something you are comfortable in.
During the Interview
It’s hard to know what to expect during an interview, so it’s normal to feel nervous. During the interview, it’s important to watch your body language, tone of voice, and remain calm so you remember your “selling points”. Remember to stay professional, listen, be honest, and answer questions carefully. Here are some resources with tips and tricks to remain calm and have a great interview.
After the Interview
One of the most common mistakes individuals make during the interview process is not sending a follow-up thank you email. Remember, they took time out of their day to interview you so you will want to be courteous and thank them for that. Not sure what to say in a thank you e-mail? Here are some tips:
With five national parks in the state, beautiful deserts, and alpine forests, our state has a lot to offer. We put together a resource guide of fun things to do in the city, outdoors, the best places to live, and our top restaurants.
You may or may not be surprised, but there are a lot of things to do in Utah. From hiking in the many national and state parks, to boating at Lake Powell, and of course the best snow on earth, there is a lot for the adventurous soul. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Utah is also home to many great companies that provide the ultimate work environment for their employees. From stellar benefits and in-house gyms, to paid vacations and free massages, these companies have thought of some great ways to keep their employees well balanced. As you will find in the links below, many successful companies have realized that people do their best work when they are well rounded, healthy, and happy. And as you will see, they have come up with a mountain of ideas to do so!
USANA’s wellness program is unprecedented. An employee can find his or herself playing one of many organized sports, rock climb, lift weights, sign up for massages, a chiropractor, and personalized training to help them live happy, healthy lives.
BambooHR is becoming known for its paid vacation benefits, check them out!
Want to work up on the slopes? Solitude, and many other ski resorts give you full access to all the skiing/snowboarding you could wish for as an employee.
So you’re a fan of the sun, summer, and vacation-like atmosphere? Working at Lagoon will not only be the right place for you, but if you’re a roller coaster junkie, the options here are just for you.
If you want to catch all the jazz games, and be in the center of some of Utah’s greatest events, you may find the benefits of working at the Vivint Smart Home Arena right up your alley.
Other companies that have been known for a great culture and some great benefits:
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