Finding a job:
Job searching is a fun way to pass the time, but sometimes it can be daunting to search through hundreds of job postings on general websites, so here are some tips to narrow it down.
- Think about where you want to live. Do you want to stay in Maine, or move to another state? What town would you want to live in? How far are you willing to commute. Some people are willing to travel an hour to get to work, others are not. It’s personal preference.
- What type of job are you looking for?
- Once you know what type of job you’re looking for you can search for companies within that region. For example if you’re looking for a job as an electrician, you can google “electric companies in Skowhegan, Maine”. You can go to a companies website and somewhere on the page it will say something along the lines of employment, careers, or job opportunities. Sometimes it’s within a dropdown menu or it’s on the very bottom of a page.
- You can also search through job listing sites. I have posted a few below.
If a job asks you for a resume and cover letter, I encourage you to send me your resume for a review before you submit it. There is information on how to write a cover letter on my home page.
Job listing websites
https://www.linkedin.com/ – Linkedin is a social medial platform. This is a professional social media only. It’s a great way to keep up a network of people in the job world. Employers are able to search you by your work experiences, certifications and profile preferences, and you are able to do a job search that spans the country.
Google: You can use this link to bring you to the general google job search tool.
A Few Companies Hiring
Sargent Corporation is a construction company based in New England. They are encouraging graduating seniors to apply for their general labor positions this year, and they will go through a 1 week training. No experience is necessary for these positions
Bath Iron Works
Bath Iron Works is a Navy building company on the coast of Maine. They offer an apprenticeship program where you can learn a learn a variety of trades, or continue to improve on one you’ve been learning with us! You can check out their careers page to find more information!
Cianbro is a construction company in Maine and through out the US. Check out their page to find opportunities for jobs and their apprenticeship program.
Lucas tree is a located through out the east coast, including many locations in Maine. They specialize in tree removal, vegetation management, and tick and mosquito control. This would be a good job opportunity if you enjoy working outdoors.