Right now Tampa Bay is leading the state in the number of new jobs with 41,000 throughout the last year.
From Tampa’s airport all the way to Polk County, there are hundreds of job openings.
Tampa International Airport is looking to fill 125 positions by the end of March.
“We need cashiers, stand attendants, cooks, servers, bartenders, accounting clerks,” said hiring manager Jana Korabecna.
So how do you make sure your application gets noticed?
For these positions, experience is golden. Start by listing that at the top of your resume. Sprinkle in a few details like examples of how you’ve dealt with customers or money, but don’t get too wordy. Keep it to one page.
Restaurants like Ducky’s, Uele and Rumfish Grill are also looking beyond the paper.
“I don't think it's all about the resume, because I would much rather hire for the personality and teach the skills, versus the other way around,” Korabecna said.
So something as simple as smiling can land you a job inside the airport.
If you prefer to talk on the phone, a customer service job may be a good fit.
To get this job, you need a landline and a little energy over the phone.
Do you have experience building with Legos? You might qualify for the job of your childhood dreams. Right now Merlin Entertainment is hiring 20 people to build life-size Lego models. All you need is a high school diploma and creativity.
And remember that persistence will pay off.