Which Types of Companies Typically Have Job Openings?
Conducting a job search is complicated enough, but in a tough economy, searching for a job is further complicated by the fact that there are certain types of companies and industries that just aren’t hiring, or if they are, it’s not a lot. So we need to focus on the types of companies that commonly have job openings – no matter how lousy or great the economy is.
Finding a job with one of these types of companies means more assurance that you’ll have job stability and even chances to advance your career. But what are these companies? Where should you look?
Looking for jobs in the health care sector is always a good bet. Health care services are needed regardless of economical circumstances where you live, and careers in medical fields can be good choices.
Hospitals, doctors offices, urgent care centers and skilled in-home care businesses are good places to look for job openings, whether for nursing professionals, skilled technicians, medical assistants or other types of medical jobs. Health care facilities also hire maintenance workers, administrators, food service workers, clerical workers, and systems and IT focused employees.
The insurance industry can be a good place to find job openings as well. People always need insurance – auto, home, life, recreational vehicle, health and business insurance. With the right training, you can find employment as an agent or underwriter, a claims adjuster or in administration or systems/IT.
Service companies typically have job openings for both skilled and unskilled workers. Lawn services, cleaning services, pest control services and security services are in demand and thriving. Most of these types of businesses also hire clerical support and management level employees.
For people with software development skills, or a background and education in IT, you will find job openings that suit your aptitudes and abilities in a number of companies. With the use of technology growing and companies around the world becoming more and more dependent on computer and digital technology, not to mention the need for customized software, computer professionals should find themselves with good job prospects.
Although the retail industry may seem like it is slumping, there are some retail chains that are growing and hiring new employees from upper level management to first-time cashiers. Typically, if you start out with a strong retail company, enjoy the work and do well, the prospects for promotion and raises are good.
Another good area to get into that many large companies have job openings for is marketing and advertising. In this competitive economy, effective advertising and marketing campaigns can make or break a company, so those with skills in these areas have good chances of finding job openings with many different companies. The bottom line is this: even in tough economical times, if you persist and have some marketable skills, you’ll be able to find job openings that are suitable for you.