Online Job Searches: Tips for Finding a Job in Your Niche
The internet has become one of the most valuable tools for seeking jobs. In the past, an employment agency held that title but nowadays searching for a job online offers dozens of options. However, those options can be overwhelming and finding a job in your niche may prove to be tricky at times.
Of course, the number one way to seek employment on the internet is to do a search engine search. However, this may cause a problem. By giving a vague description of what you are seeking, you may get an overwhelming display of results, which will only result in the desire to give up hope.
Here are a few tips for finding a job that is closer to your niche than you thought.
Before you begin your job search, grab a good old-fashioned piece of paper and a pen and begin to jot down your qualifications, skills, and education. Try to keep these to one or two words minimum. For example, if you have a degree in business but also a certificate in web editing, jot down everything. If you have done an internship in web editing for a medical website, write that down as well. Read up on the importance of keywords and how they can affect your job search results.
Expand Your Search
Once you have a main category for your job niche such as in the example above of web editing, take your search to the next level. Include anything and everything that you may have done for that website – whether it is analytics and metrics, Photoshop, or HTML code. Expand and branch out from your original skill set in your search. Many of those keywords will bring you somewhere you may never have originally thought to visit.
Use Social Media to Its Fullest
LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook as well as a host of many other social media outlets are perfect ways to find a job in your particular niche. If you are going to use social media to put the word out that you are seeking employment, however, be specific. Do not just say that you are looking for work. Be concise and explicit. You will be amazed at how people are always willing to help one another.
If you are not familiar with sites such as LinkedIn, take a tutorial or read an online blog to see how to tap into its various resources.
Never give up your search. The more you search, the more you will network. Networking almost always connects people with like-minded goals and needs to one another.