Are you doing everything you can to hunt down the job you truly want? It’s important that you understand the how to choose the right job for you.
One major flaw that many under-30 job seekers make is to search for a job with any employer willing to hire you.
But if you want to find your dream job, you need to understand how the work you will be doing – and who you will be doing it for – can positively or negatively impact your level of career satisfaction.
Employment candidates have the opportunity to work within many different sectors across many different industries. And while job seekers often focus on determining whether or not an employer is a good match for them, they rarely consider the pros and cons of working in a given industry.
Choosing potential employment opportunities by industry enables job seekers to better match their professional skills with their personal interests. For example, if you earned a marketing degree and enjoy camping on the weekends, wouldn’t it be amazing to work for an organization that specializes in forestry or camping equipment compared to, say, food services?
When you can match your personal passions and interests with your professional work activities not only will you better enjoy your work, but you will also believe more deeply in the work you are doing.
Professional Industries with the Most Opportunities
After an analysis of more than 3.7 million jobs listed online over the past year for candidates with 0-4 years of work experience, here are the ten most in-demand industries with employment opportunities.
(Analysis of industries online job postings requiring less than 4 years of experience, 4/11/12- 4/10/13)
This list makes it crystal clear who’s hiring. Given this information, you can you start to identify areas that might fit your own personal interests. Whether you are a foodie, computer nerd or closet science geek it would be worthwhile to see what employment opportunities there are within the food services, computer products or chemical manufacturing industries.
It’s important to note that 53 percent of the job openings included here requires candidates to hold a bachelor’s degree according to BurningGlass.com.
So if you are under-30 and still looking to build a career, completing your degree is a must.
But, if you have completed your schooling and you’re looking for direction in your job search, below are the top five industries hiring, including the three employers that listed the most openings.
- Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Deloitte Development, IBM, Accenture
- Hospitals: Hospital Corporation of America, Catholic Health Initiatives, Cleveland Clinic
- Education Services: ITT Educational Services, Education Management Corporation, University of Texas
- Ambulatory Health Care Services: Davita, Planned Parenthood, Brookdale Senior Living
- Administrative And Support Services: Belcan, ServiceMaster, ADT Security Services
This list of employers should help you brainstorm more ideas of how you can pursue employment opportunities within your personal area of interest.
Now, go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics to search though and learn more about the different employment industries. Identify which industries best match with your interests and start developing a list of employers that you would like to target for employment opportunities. Then come back to Under30Careers to prepare for landing that job.
Grant Tilus is an Inbound Marketer at Rasmussen College. He manages the School of Business Blog, publishing articles about higher education, business careers and employment trends. You can follow with him on Twitter or Google+.
Category: Personal Branding