How To Find a Job In a Jobless era — part two

Looking for work becomes much easier when you know what you want. If you don’t know where you fit, you’ll confuse the job marketplace. You can uncover the direction in which you should be headed by reading some of the short coaching vignettes in the chapter titled how to discover and develop your hidden talents in my book, Your One-Minute Job Finding Coach.

Knowing what your dominant skills, interests, and abilities are, you’re ready to find a job in one of the hot industries where the jobs are. We explored one of those hot industries—healthcare—in the last post here on Your Career Service. Today, I’ll touch on another hot industry where you can find a job if you’re qualified: digital marketing.

Marketing managers with experience in the digital field are especially in high demand. Along with marketing experience, typical prerequisites for digital marketing jobs include involvement with blogging platforms, Google Analytics, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), social media, and customer service.

You’ll notice that digital marketing managers and workers are more than just hands-on coders. They’re tech savvy. If you’re able to match some or all of the requirements just listed, then you have that digital marketing edge and can go after one of those good jobs in this hot industry. That’s because marketing in a digital world is where it’s at.

If you’re looking for work, you’ll be interested in reading upcoming posts during the next two weeks where I’ll show you other hot industries where the jobs are. Stay tuned. We’re also interested in reading your comments below.

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About the Author

RANDY PLACE IS A JOB-FINDING and executive coach, writer on career topics, broadcaster, and host of For twenty-three years, he helped thousands of employees who had been let go from JPMorgan Chase find jobs. And he coached executives at CBS Television, Pitney Bowes, and major outplacement firms in New York on job-finding techniques, communications skills, and selling strategies. An accomplished seminar leader and speaker, Randy has designed and presented workshops on interviewing, telephoning techniques, job-search writing, and sales training nationwide. Randy's groundbreaking nationally syndicated radio series, Your Career Service, has been heard on over two hundred radio stations across the United States. And his articles on career topics have appeared in the Wall Street Journal's National Business Employment Weekly. A former broadcast journalist in New York, he has also been a commercial spokesperson for an array of national and regional advertisers. In addition, Randy was a sales executive at NBC Radio and the New York City sales manager for syndication at Wolper Productions. He holds a Bachelor's in Sociology and Broadcasting from Syracuse University, and a Master's in Journalism from New York University.