Careers in digital are the future, we all know that. It’s just that some of us are a little later arriving at the party of the century than others.
And more fool them, for the good news is there are more jobs than there are digital specialists, making us hot property.
Whether you’re brand spanking new to the industry or are looking to make the transition into your next big role, here are four tips to help you secure your dream job in digital.
A tried and tested method for raising your profile, networking at industry events and tradeshows can lead to great opportunities. From making contacts who could one day turn into future employers, or meeting future business partners, whatever happens down the line, meeting with like-minded people is always going to be fun.
If you’ve already done your homework and know who you’d like to work for, interacting with your dream employer on social media could be a good way to start a conversation. Follow and interact with a company’s social media channels and those of any influencers and decision makers who work at the company.
- Remain on good terms with former colleagues and employers
Don’t forget the people who brought you up or those who came up with you. After all, having an extended circle of contacts within the industry has no drawbacks.
With referrals playing a huge part in digital job mobility, not only might you be able to help each other find work opportunities down the line, you’ll also get to share insights and gossip about the good old times.
- Stay ahead of trends
One of the most exciting things about a career in digital is that as new innovations and applications for technology are being discovered on a regular basis, our personal niche might not even exist, yet.
Staying on top of the latest trends and taking an active interest in areas of growth will give you the knowledge to evolve with the industry. Investing in your own training and learning new skills that interest you will ultimately make you more attractive to employers.
- Seek specialist help
Working with a digital recruitment specialist can help to open doors and put you in front of the businesses you’d like to target.
With extensive knowledge of the industry and a bulging contacts book, a specialist recruiter will be able to help you find jobs and opportunities before they reach the open market, giving you a competitive advantage.
If you’re looking for your next role in digital and would like to speak to a digital recruitment specialist, get in touch with Digital People today.