For most of the country, March has come in like a lion. But along the Gulf coast, you may be seeing the end of the rainbow after the storm. If you’re on the hunt for your next shipyard opportunity, where do you even start looking? As we make our way to the seasonal celebration most associated with luck, you can be your very own leprechaun and kick start your job search to find a pot of gold. Here are some tips to get you started.
The website Craigslist is popular for finding roommates and lost pets, but that’s not all it’s for. There is also a job board with a variety of categories that you can search. Craigslist is also a closed system, which means job aggregator sites don’t pull from it, so the jobs posted there are unlikely to be found anywhere else.
You do have to wade through a lot of white noise to find real positions on Craigslist. Be wary of red flags and only apply to jobs that you feel reasonably comfortable with.
LinkedUp is a job aggregator, but different than some of the others you may see. It pulls jobs only from company websites. So, if you search this site, you don’t have to visit all the employer sites.
You can search by job title and city, just like any traditional job board, but you might get results faster than if you waded into Monster or Indeed.
Check out Google for Jobs
You can also use Google for Jobs. All you need to do is open a Google browser and type in the job title and city, just like you would a traditional job board, and you’ll see new jobs pop up right in your search results.
Google aggregates jobs that are only posted on the job boards, but it’ll be easier than going to each individual job board to find new shipyard jobs.
Apply with a Specialized Staffing Company
For a more specialized approach, apply with a staffing agency that specializes in shipbuilding positions. They work with shipyards throughout the area to find the right opportunities for individuals. They’ll match your skills and interests up with an employer.
Are you looking for a shipyard position? Contact the team at Hutco today.