Employment In Federal Way
Federal Way employment searches tend to center on retail, customer service jobs or the healthcare industry. A lot of this is due to the Commons Mall and various other strip malls that have popped up around the various subdivisions in the community. But there are plenty of alternative options to customer service jobs if you are looking for something different… you just have to know where to look.
Finding Work in Federal Way
If you are new to the area, it is essential that you start getting to know people. We start with this piece of advice because we really think that going to community events and getting involved in various groups around the region can be an amazing way to meet people and get a feel for how the job market is currently looking. One of the popular places to meet people in the community (and get fresh groceries and local produce!) is the Federal Way Farmer’s Market.
The easiest and most sustainable way to work yourself into the fabric of the community is to join events and groups that are already happening. Check out our activities page for some ideas of where to start. Taking the organic approach to job hunting can pay big dividends down the road.
Researching Employment Options in Federal Way
That being said, you still have to get out there and find the work. There are a few mainstay organizations that you’ll want to keep track of when looking for jobs.
One of the best ways to do research on places to work in Federal Way is to take a look at the following 6 websites.
Recommended Research Websites:
- Federal Way Mirror – Browse to “menu”, then “Classifieds” and then hit “Employment” to see the current listings.
- Indeed – If you’re looking for open positions in the area Indeed.com is my best suggestion for seeing the best current offers in the Federal Way job market. My recommendation is to post your resume immediately and then check in every week or so to see if there are new listings. Posting your resume allows employers to find you via Indeed’s formidable matching algorithms.
- Yelp – Yelp is a great way to sort by business type and to see customer reviews of these establishments. You do have to take some of these reviews with a grain of salt, but they can give you a general sense of what clients think of these businesses.
- Glassdoor – Glassdoor gives you an inside look at previous employee’s experiences, salary estimates, open positions and more. Again, take employee reviews with a grain of salt (if you’ve ever been fired, you know what the urge to rant and rail against your previous employer feels like). Glassdoor is one of my top recommendations for employment research.
- LinkedIn – This social network has been around for a while now and it can be a great way to do research on a business or to connect with current employees. Using their Advanced Search feature can be a great way to narrow down results to just the pertinent businesses that make sense for your situation.
- Craigslist – This website has lost some credibility in the last few years, but it can still be a remarkably good place to find employment, especially in service-based industries. You’ll have to wade through a bit more clutter while sorting through positions, but it still has a large user base of employers and is worth giving a try if the other sites come up empty.
Businesses in Federal Way
Below is a list of links to a few popular places of employment in Federal Way. This is not an exhaustive list, but might give you a place to start looking.