Working in the same job, year after year, with no option of career progression can leave you with that empty feeling inside; this is how you know it’s time to move on. The thought of heading to a new company is daunting, however if you work in a niche industry it can be overwhelming to the point of not doing anything.
To help you make that job move and get the spring back in your working step we’ve outlined how to find your dream job in your niche industry.
#1 Online Search
The internet has come a long way and although most of the online job sites are very general there are some niche sites online to assist with your search. You may have to get a little creative in the online search bar to find the niche market you’re looking for. If the company or job search site has optimized their websites properly the online search engines should rank them highly in your search, however many niche companies may struggle to rank highly within search engines therefore making your search a little difficult.
#2 Go to an Agency
If you are looking for a job in pharmacon vigilance then you’re in luck cititec pharmaconvigilance jobs has all the contacts you need. Agencies are excellent for niche job hunters, they already have the contacts you need, so they do all the hard work for you. They will usually have dealt with your niche market many times before therefore have excellent relationships with key decision makers. So whether its clinical research jobs or contract I.T. jobs from cititec.com, specialist agencies can save you a lot of time and stress.
#3 Go Direct
Working within a niche industry you’re likely to have a fair idea who the key players are, as they are usually few and far between. Try and establish the key contacts within these companies and send over your CV, even if they’re not hiring just yet your proactive approach may leave them with a lasting impression and you’ll be their first port of call next time around.
Do you know who the key influencers are within your industry? Have a read around, look on company websites, search the local media and see if you can get some names or better yet contact details. With the invention of social networking sites it is now easier than ever to get in touch with the ‘untouchables’. Sites such as Twitter and Linkedin are more business focused, so you’re best trying to contact them via these portals, make sure you don’t turn in to a serial stalker though. This isn’t going to impress anyone.
#5 Industry Journals
Most niche markets have industry specific journals; these are excellent for keeping up-to-date with the latest developments within the industry as well as job searching. Most industry specific journals will have a dedicated job section. Subscribe to a couple of journals and monitor them over a few months, this way you can line up interviews with various companies to find your dream niche job.
Author Bio: Leah Jarratt is a regular guest writer for cititec.com, human recruitment for a technical world.