Deciding on what area you will be working in is a good start to finding employment quicker. Most job sites have a database of companies hiring in each industry.
Once you pick your job title and location then you can narrow down your search to include the industry.
These are usually listed in alphabetical order to make it easier to see where you want to start looking for your career options.
The more time you spend looking through the job database, the better prepared you will be when your ready to submit your resume and cover letter.
Have you browsed through the whole list of industries? If not maybe you should. Don't get stuck searching for the same job descriptions on every site you come to.
Expand your horizons check out occupations you never even thought of checking before.
Write down some of your skills and knowledge that is not related to your major or work experience.
For example, if you went to school to become a bookkeeper and you have worked in an office most of your career.
It may not hurt to look into manufacturing jobs or construction just to see if they may need a front desk clerk or admin assistant.
Even if the industry your looking at is new your skills will still be transferable.
This will make the difference between getting a job quick or sitting around for months with no call backs or interviews.
Remember when it comes to a economic crisis, jobseekers have to work harder at finding a job. It will not be easy and it will take putting in long hours to get the results you desire.
List of jobs by Industry on Careerbuilder
- Accounting - Finance
- Airline - Aviation
- Architecture - Building
- Art - Photography - Journalism
- Automotive - Motor Vehicles - Parts
- Banking - Financial Services
- Broadcasting - Radio - TV
- Building Materials
- Computer Hardware
- Computer Software
- Consumer Products
- Credit - Loan - Collections
- Defense - Aerospace
- Education - Teaching - Administration
- Employment - Recruiting - Staffing
- Energy - Utilities - Gas - Electric
- Exercise - Fitness
- Fashion - Apparel - Textile
- Funeral - Cemetery
- Government - Civil Service
- Healthcare - Health Services
- Hotel - Resort
- Import - Export
- Internet - ECommerce
- Law Enforcement
- Library Science
- Managed Care
- Medical Equipment
- Not for Profit - Charitable
- Office Supplies - Equipment
- Oil Refining - Petroleum - Drilling
- Printing - Publishing
- Public Relations
- Real Estate - Property Mgt
- Sales - Marketing
- Social Services
It is recommended to have a different resume for each industry that you choose to apply for.