Revised: January 27, 2016


What is Employ Georgia?

Employ Georgia is a secure, web-based system used to connect job seekers with job openings.

Within Employ Georgia, Job Seekers can:

  • view job postings based on specific search criteria, including ones recommended for you based on your skills and experience
  • save job searches and schedule daily or weekly email notices of new jobs matching your search criteria
  • control the information an employer can see about you and how you want to be contacted
  • research careers
  • research information about employers and training opportunities


Additionally, Employ Georgia may match you to jobs you have the skills for, but for which you may not have considered applying. Employ Georgia Focus/Career Explorer uses artificial intelligence to match your skills to jobs and rank them with 1 to 5 stars, showing how well you qualify for a position.


How do I get started?

Employ Georgia is very simple…Create an account, résumé & explore!

It all really starts with a résumé that can be built by using the easy-to-follow path in Employ Georgia. A résumé can also be uploaded or pasted.

Although your résumé is a work in progress, be sure to detail your work and other experience including education and military service. Take advantage of the suggested keywords and statements Employ Georgia offers.

You can give Employ Georgia a try by signing in as a Guest, but without an account and résumé, you will only be able to view limited information about job postings, careers, employers, and training. You will not be able to store your résumé or view personalized career options.

Job Seekers - Sign in or Create an Account


Why do I need to provide my social security number?

To receive federal dollars and keep this service free, we are required to ask for your social security number. It is not made available to employers or the public. Visit the Georgia Department of Labor's Privacy statement for more information.


How do I see job postings that match my résumé?

After completing and saving your résumé, select the "Save Resume & Review Job Posting" button to display the results. The results display with the highest star rating match first. Select the Job Title link to open the job posting. When you sign back into Employ Georgia, go to the "job search" tab at the top of the page and select "see job recommendations based on my résumé".


How do I know when new job postings match my résumé?

To save your search criteria and receive email job alerts of job postings that match it, select the "Save This Search & Notify Me of New Jobs" button located at the top of the "Job Search Results" page. The "Job Search Results" page is the listing of jobs based on your résumé or search criteria.


How can I get better job leads and matches?

The more information and detail about your work experience and other activities such as education and military experience, the better results you will get.

Your search results are based on your selection criteria and résumé if you choose to use it. Be sure to regularly edit your résumé and use the suggested keywords and statements to help complete your résumé.


When searching job postings, remember:

  • When using keywords, you can specify whether you want these keywords to be part of the job description, employer, or job title or anywhere in the job posting.
  • Increasing the radius or geographic area will usually display more job opportunities.


If you are not getting results based on your search and/or they are not the results you were expecting, change the criteria. You can change your search criteria from the "Job Search Results" page by selecting the "Review and Change Criteria" link or the "Job Search" tab and then the "Search Jobs" link at the top of the page. This will take you to a set of panels that expand by selecting on the "+" symbol. Edit the criteria and then select "Go".


Can’t find the latest or most recent job postings?

Update the Posting Date criteria to "Most recent day" or "Most recent 2 days". To change the criteria select the "Job Search" tab and then select the "Search Jobs" link at the top of the page. Expand out the "Posting Date" panel by selecting the "+" symbol. Once you have completed making updates to the criteria select "Go" at the top of the page.


Getting too many job postings that do not match your skills and experience?

Update the Job Matching criteria to show a higher star match. To change the criteria select the "Job Search" tab and then select the "Search Jobs" link at the top of the page. Expand the "Job Matching" panel by selecting the "+" symbol. This star match is based on the job openings that match your résumé. Once you have completed making updates to the criteria select "Go" at the top of the page.


Thinking about changing your career paths?

Update the Job Matching criteria to "all jobs, without matching your résumé" to see all jobs without limiting the results to a specific match rating to your résumé. To change the criteria select the "Job Search" tab and then select the "Search Jobs" link at the top of the page. Expand the "Job Matching" panel by selecting the "+" symbol. Once you have completed making updates to the criteria select "Go" at the top of the page. You may still want to specify other criteria so that you are able to narrow down specific jobs.


Getting results that make you scratch your head?

Employ Georgia uses more than keywords and job titles to find job leads; it uses your résumé too. Look closely at the job posting requirements and you may find that it matches your experience more than you thought.


Need more personalized assistance with your recruitment needs?

The Georgia Depart of Labor's career centers are located strategically throughout the state and provide more personalized services to job seekers. Find the GDOL Career Center nearest you.