Top Resources For Job Seekers In South Florida

March 23, 2014 9:00 AM

For unemployed workers in South Florida, there is great news. There are many recruiters always looking for top candidates. Looking for a job is a full-time job, and those who aggressively seek out the jobs get them before those who sit around sulking about being unemployed. Refer to these South Florida resources for help in your job hunt.

ASAP Staffing Services

11900 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 105
North Miami, FL 33181
(305) 961-1183

The key to finding a job, according to recruiters, is to network. “It is all about networking now a days,” says John Parafinczuk of ASAP Recruiters. ASAP offers both temporary and full-time employment opportunities. “Telecom and hospitality are hot now. We are coming into the season in March, and it’s going to be moving.” How does John locate great talent? “At a lot of networking events, on LinkedIn, at local chamber of commerce events and at special events,” he says. John strongly recommends going to events; “Each industry has its own events. You can go to those and learn and network. “

All In One Employment Services

6303 Blue Lagoon Drive, 4th Floor
Miami, FL 33126
(305) 263-6969

Gary Gilmore operates a full-service permanent placement and direct-hire agency, as opposed to a short-term employment office. “Here, we screen perspective hires and make sure they meet requirements, prepping them as best we can. Then they have to sell themselves once they meet the employer.” If you are looking to relocate, “Lots of areas outside Florida have open sales positions,” says Gary. These are not just commission-only jobs, these positions offer a base plus commission. “We offer assistance on all levels from aviation to maritime and from pharmacy to floral.” Gary also recommends The, another search engine job board for executive positions.

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The Beacon Council

80 S.W. 8th St., Suite 2400
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 579-1300

The Beacon Council is a wonderful resource for learning about the largest employers in the county. Top companies are listed by sectors as well. This is a great resource to discover were the opportunities are and which sectors are strongest. The Beacon Council sponsors events as well so you can meet the people who are hiring. The website is loaded with ideas and suggestions.

Future Force Personnel Services

15800 N.W. 57th Ave.
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
(305) 557-4900

With offices both in Miami and Orlando, Future Force has been a leader in recruiting top talent and filling requests of many diverse businesses for many years. The website includes a blog with great posts on how you can improve your chances of getting hired. Topics such as befriending a company veteran and observing top performers will help you keep your job once you are hired. There is a tremendous assortment of business groups for most professions, as well as minority business groups, women’s groups and Hispanic groups. The list goes on and on. Some of the groups are open to everyone as well.

Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

1130 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 397-8914

The Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is open to the general public, with 700 members and affiliations with 560 companies, according to CEO Steve Adkins. “Now that the economy is back, we are doing large events and they are very popular.” What are the hot sectors today? According to Steve, “Well from our perspective, hospitality is always strong, even when the economy was bad.” There are many openings currently for attorneys and non-profits.

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