New figures released indicate the Riverina's unemployment rate has decreased in recent years, currently standing at just 3.5 per cent in February compared to the NSW state average of 4.6 per cent.
One employment recruiter in Wagga said that while the figures were positive, finding a job can still be a challenge for many people.
"In a perfect world, it would be great to have a community that is 100 per cent employed, however, this isn't realistic," Holly Hope-Jones said.
"It all comes down to supply and demand and this is constantly changing with every business."
Ms Hope-Jones, who is a senior recruiter at Huntsman Recruiting in Wagga, said the reasons for unemployment vary, but a big contributor is the mindset of job seekers.
"There are fewer jobs in Wagga than there are applicants, but you can also look at the mindset of some people around what jobs they will and will not apply for - some people think they are above a particular role," she said.
"If you're out of work, a job is a job, sometimes you need to take what you can and not be fussy."
Another issue apparent in the region's workforce is lack of appropriate skills, according to Ms Hope-Jones.
"There is a concerning skills shortage in trades in the Riverina," she said.
"This might be a lack of interest or worry around the initial salary, but people should be taking on apprenticeships and traineeships where they can."
The employment expert added that people must be realistic when looking at their suitability for a position.
"A good tip is ensuring that people are applying for roles that actually apply to their skill set, experience and qualifications," she said.
"Sometimes applying for roles that do not relate to their backgrounds can leave a bad taste in hiring managers mouths and can also burn bridges further down the road in their career."
Communication and making lasting impressions is also a contributing factor to employability, according to Ms Hope-Jones.
"People can make themselves more employable simply by picking up the phone more often," she said.
"We see a lot of people relying on emails to communicate during their job searches - simply picking up the phone and having a quick conversation with recruiters or hiring managers makes a much more lasting impression and also conveys that you are eager for the position you're applying for, or even making the effort to catch up and put a face to the name makes a huge difference."
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