4 Tips for Landing a New Job in 2022

Getting a new job consistently ranks among the top New Year’s resolutions every year. Wherever you are on your job search journey, PeopleReady shares four tips for landing the job you want in 2022.


Getting a new job consistently ranks among the top New Year’s resolutions every year. Wherever you are on your job search journey, PeopleReady shares four tips for landing the job you want in 2022.

Do your research on the job market

First things first: Start researching what job opportunities are out there and what industries or companies you want to work for. By having a better understanding of what’s happening in the job market, you boost your job chances. For instance, PeopleReady is seeing a great need for candidates in the following industries based on Department of Labor data:

  • Leisure and hospitality added 2.4 million jobs as of November 2021.
  • Manufacturing added 31,000 jobs in November 2021, following gains in October (+48,000) and September (+29,000).
  • Employment in transportation and warehousing grew by 50,000 in November and is 210,000 above its February 2020 level.

Update your resume using our expert tips

Once you know what job openings are available, the next step is to update your resume so that hiring managers know your credentials for the roles you’re applying for. Make a list of notable achievements that will convince an employer that you have the right skills and experience. To help you get started, PeopleReady has put together these resume tips.

Keep your mind open to new possibilities

There are a record high number of job openings across the country, over 11 million as of December 2021, according to the Department of Labor. As a result, there are a variety of opportunities for you! PeopleReady recommends that job searchers keep their mind—and options—open when applying for jobs. Though your first job may not be your dream job, it will often allow you to gain the right skills and move up in your chosen industry. Meanwhile, you just might find that your career will go in an unexpected (and exciting!) new direction.

Broaden your search beyond online applications

If you rely only on submitting online applications, you could be looking for a new job for a long time. By the time you apply, the position might be filled. Recruiters often have little time to sort through applicants to find the right candidate for their job. In order to stay updated on the latest openings, try some different methods in your job search—including staffing apps, which provide instant access to companies who are looking for great candidates right now.

PeopleReady is here to support your job search

Start your job search on the right foot in 2022! If you need help finding your next job, PeopleReady gives you access to work opportunities in a variety of industries with our app, JobStack.

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PeopleReady specializes in quick and reliable on-demand labor and highly skilled workers. PeopleReady supports a wide range of blue-collar industries, including construction, manufacturing and logistics, waste and recycling, and hospitality. Leveraging its game-changing JobStack platform and 600-plus branch offices across all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, PeopleReady served approximately 98,000 businesses and put more than 221,000 people to work in 2020.