First off, you have to know your worth and also know that come September if you are still searching for a job you are going to be competing with more people than ever. So this is the time to make your money moves.

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Take a real look at your work history. It's ok if you didn't graduate high school, as long as you have a GED or High School Diploma, step one is complete. Another thing I have noticed, a lot of jobs are only requiring a year of work in a related field. Is there ANY position or activity that counts towards the position that you're wanting? Take advantage of your life experiences and add that to your resume. It should be no longer than a page and having it typed up with all your different jobs stored digitally makes for a quick copy and paste in most applications these days.

Lastly, there is always room to negotiate so if you have your heart set on a number and they present you with something lower. There is absolutely no shame in you making a counteroffer. If they want you they will play the game and when it comes to how much you get paid. It's not personal. You have to ask for what you know you are worth or they will lowball you every time.

Now that that's out of the way. Let's talk availability

  • The Yakima Police Department
    • When you work for the Yakima Police Department, you’re more than just a badge, you’re a role model and mentor to others. The Yakima Police Department believes relationships are important- whether it is between themselves and the community they protect, fellow officers and their families, or personal relationships that support them in what they do every day.

  • Bellair Airporter Shuttle
    • Opportunities are available in Yakima, Walla Walla, Federal Way and more. Join the team that works like champs, serves with heart, and enjoys the ride!

  • Shields, a Novelex Brand
    • They are currently hiring in Yakima for Operator Assistants, Operators, and Mechanics to join their growing team — which is rich in diversity. New employees will receive a $500 sign on bonus after 90 days.

  • Baxter Construction
    • Six different positions are available
    • truly appreciates each and every one of their hard-working employees, which is why they offer permanent full-time and year-round employment, so apply today

  • Just Right Cleaning and Construction
    • work year-round, so there is no need for layoffs. They also offer full benefits for their full-time employees. The lead carpenter and construction project manager positions at Just Right Cleaning & Construction also offer a $1,000 signing bonus payable to the new employee after 90 days.
  • Matson Fruit Company
    • Whether you're interested in enjoying the weather out in the orchards or upholding the speedy packaging and shipping promise inside their warehouse, you'll love working for one of Washington's best fruit packers.

  • Prosser Memorial
    • A career with Prosser Memorial Health is a career that comes with great reward. Between their array of benefits, the support of a wonderful local community, and superb quality of life, you will discover deep satisfaction living and working there.

  • Costco
  • Yakima Automotive

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