Constructing the Best Fields to Find Work In

With the job market becoming more competitive, it can be difficult for you to land your desired job.

constructionOne thing you can do to increase your chances of getting hired is to do some research before you start your job search.

 

By identifying industries that are hiring extensively, you will be able to expand your employment options and find jobs that truly suit your interests, talents and needs.

Here is a look at a few of the industries that have been in a hiring frenzy in 2015….

Information Services

A survey conducted by Michigan State University revealed that the information services sector is one of the industries that have been experiencing rapid employment growth.

Hiring among telecommunications, broadcasting, publishing and motion pictures companies will increase by 51 percent compared to last year. A large number of companies in this industry are start-ups, which means that just a few hires can increase the size of their workforce significantly.

Google and Facebook are examples of big companies that belong to this category, and they are known for hiring hundreds of college graduates every year.

Construction

According to an article entitled “Construction Employers Add 39,000 Jobs in January“, the construction industry added about 308,000 new jobs over a one-year period before January, 2015, causing its unemployment rate to fall from 12.3 percent to 9.8 percent.

In January alone, it made approximately 39,000 hires, and the figure is expected to rise in the near future. The biggest gain occurred in the field of building specialty trades, which saw an increase of 19,500 jobs in January. This employment gain is the result of a significant rise in construction spending, which totaled $916 billion in 2014.

According to experts, there is a possibility that every area of the construction industry will experience growth in 2015.

Finance and Insurance

The above-mentioned Michigan State University survey also showed that companies in the finance and insurance sector will be increasing hiring by 31 percent.

Over the past few years, many big banks had slashed their mortgage units and downsized their investment banking divisions, and therefore, they had to cut back on hiring. In 2015, they are expected to step up their hiring efforts to make up for the cutbacks.

Information Technology

IT hiring may have slowed down, but it is still growing at a rapid pace compared to other industries.

In a survey conducted by Computerworld, about 24 percent of respondents said that they are planning to hire more IT employees in 2015.

The most sought after technical skills are those that are needed by companies in expansion mode, which means that organizations will continue to invest in IT infrastructures.

Examples of IT professionals that are in high demand include programmers, project managers, help desk and technical support professionals, security and compliance governance experts, web developers, database administrators, business intelligence and analytics experts, and mobile app developers.

After you have determined which industry you hope to enter, you can use a wide array of online tools to find a suitable employer, such as job search websites and social media networks.

About the Author: John McMalcolm is a freelance writer who writes on a wide range of subjects, from social media marketing to Cloud computing.