Where are the Jobs? Maybe Not Where You Think
I hear way too often from students, professionals out of work or looking to transition, there are NO jobs out there. While the media would like to create a frenzy about the state of the current job market, there are industries hiring—many industries are hiring. Maybe, not in the numbers they were a few years ago, but you can find work.
Saying ‘there are NO jobs out there’ fosters a defeatist mentality that will not help you in finding a job. Let’s be real. Finding a job
is hard—doing it with an attitude of defeat makes it near impossible.
According to recent hiring trend data, here are some of the industries hiring in the most significant numbers:
Leisure and Hospitality
Construction and Infrastructure
The trick for many job seekers is not to stereotype the possible positions within these industries. For example, many look at the healthcare industry and say “I don’t want to be a nurse,” but every hospital system needs accountants, managers, human resource personnel, a marketing team, IT professionals, etc. The key is to THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX. Don’t limit yourself to the most common arenas for hiring in your field because that’s what everyone is thinking. Consider the industries that the less likely to come to mind–as you are more likely to find openings and fewer applicants because of the out-of-box thinking required to find these opportunities. Consider starting to do some research on these industries and what’s available within them that fit your professional needs.
Check out this article from the NY Times for specific and detailed information on where to look: