Posted September 19, 2013 by

Finding That Special, Specialized Job

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We all have our unique interests. Whether they’re longtime hobbies, family enterprises, or new ventures that have lured us in, many of these interests end up becoming our careers. After all, as the saying goes, if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.

The only problem with this perspective is the complexity of finding the work once you get the skills. Education is relatively easy to nail down; if you’re into journalism, try Northwestern. If your interest is the law, take Georgetown. And even the more esoteric majors are still relatively easy to locate.

It’s after graduation that things become trickier. Jonathan Soresi knew that the University of Kentucky was a good choice for an education in equine training. But it took resourceful networking to let that education carry him from there to Los Angeles, and then back east to New Jersey.

Most people conduct at least some of their job search online, but when your career is specialized, it’s even more helpful to do so.

More Than One Choice?!? Wow!

Your specialized career has little in common with a factory job, where hundreds of vacancies may materialize at once in a single city.

When you’ve chosen a unique field with fewer positions in existence, you may feel you have no choice but to take the first job you are offered, simply because you don’t expect others to come along very soon. Better take it while you can get it, right?

This is where the value of a search system comes in. You can find that one job per state that’s in line with what you want to do, and give yourself a shot at winning it. Try doing that in 1983!

They’re Looking For You, Too

The first thing to keep in mind is that a reputable career search firm will draw in employers, not just job-seekers. Firms looking to hire specialized people can often work the same way that students do: They gravitate toward the colleges and universities that hire those grads.

But what if a company is in search of someone with more experience? If the person who is the right fit for that job is twelve years removed from the cap and gown, the firm may struggle to make the connection without help.

That’s why employers needing specialized workers of every experience level will gravitate toward effective recruitment and hiring sites. The next Jonathan Soresi, seeking a transition from PST to EST, can make that connection with a very simple search and be on the way to his dream job–as their dream employee.

Saving Time, Money, and Missed Opportunities

If you’re a freshly trained funeral director in search of employment, you’ll probably subscribe to industry publications, attend conventions, and travel widely in hopes of finding out about a vacancy that suits you.

Heading online for your job search can reduce all of that hassle. You can use search terms to focus on your particular industry, and you can pull up dozens of openings very quickly.

The process of perusing endless newspapers from cities all over the US will take so long that ads will be out of date before you read them, so searching online could keep your dream job from going to someone else.

When you have a strong interest in a field that could lead you to a career, don’t let fear of a difficult job search cause you to abandon it as merely a hobby. Utilize the amazing online tools available today to help you find a way to get paid doing what you do most.

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