Job hunting can be equal parts exciting and overwhelming. You might have an awesome resume, great experience and a list of references who are ready to talk you up to potential employers – but none of that will do you any good if you don’t know where to find a job.

When moving to a new community, it’s likely that you may not know the best local resources for job searches. You also may not have any connections in that area who can help point you in that location.

That’s where we come in. We want to help people #GetALakesLife and move to the Lakes Area of Northwest Iowa, which includes communities such as Spencer, Storm Lake, Spirit Lake, Estherville, Milford, Okoboji and more. We know that means helping people find jobs.

So, here is how to find a job in one of our Northwest Iowa communities and Get A Lakes Life!

Know the local job search resources

Sure, you can’t go wrong with Indeed and some of the other more popular job search websites, but there are local websites for our area that can give you an idea of who’s hiring. Sometimes these local resources are even more accurate and reliable than the major websites, which can often let their openings get a little stale.

If you would like a great starting point for your job search, then take a look at our featured employer directory. In the directory, you will find links to each of the employers’ job opening pages on their websites.

You would also do well to take a look at the jobs listings maintained by the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation website.

Other websites to check for current openings include area media:

Take advantage of Iowa Lakes Corridor connections

Speaking of the Iowa Lakes Corridor, they are a great resource when you are first looking to move to one of the communities in the lakes region.

Corridor staff can connect you with other organizations in the area, such as IowaWORKS, a great way to search for local jobs in northwest Iowa.

Other local organizations the Corridor can help you connect with include the area chamber of commerce:

As some of the primary local organizations responsible for keeping a pulse on area businesses, you can’t go wrong with calling up a chamber when you’re searching for jobs.

Ask locals to help you find a job

Get A Lakes Life has also recruited Community Champions to help people like you who may want to consider moving for a new career find a job.

These Community Champions are exactly what they sound like. They are responsible for championing the Lakes Area of Northwest Iowa communities that they love living in – and they are ready to help you find out why you would love a Lakes Life, too.

Let’s land you a job

Ready to get in touch with a Community Champion and Get A Lakes Life? Simply send us an email telling us about yourself and what kind of work you are looking for. From there, our team will get to work locating job openings that fit your preferences.

You can also browse our featured employers to see who is hiring or learn more about getting a job and moving to the Lakes Area of Northwest Iowa.

 

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