How to Find Your Niche

July 14th, 2015

If you have a niche, you are that much more competitive in the job market –especially when a position requires specific skills. But, how do you find your niche? Consider these tips.

Narrow Down Skills.

Before you can truly find your niche, you need to narrow down what skills you have. These could be skills you picked up from education, or previous job experiences. Usually, these are the skills you would list on your resume, or talk about in a job interview.

Narrow Down Fields of Interest.

After you’ve determined your skills, you need to assess where your fields of interest are. Do you like content marketing? Do you prefer data analysis? Make a list of what interests you without taking any skills or strengths into account. After you’ve done that, you will have a solid foundation upon which you can start to make some comparisons.

Determine Your Strengths.

You now have two lists: your skills and your fields of interest. Now, it’s time to determine what your strengths are. By comparing and making different combinations of both your skills and fields of interest, you should be able to make some conclusions about your strengths and come up with some possible combinations that would both interest you and use your skills.

Determine What Makes You Marketable.

Ultimately, before you decide on a niche, you need to make sure you’re marketable. After you’ve decided on a few strength areas that combine your skills and fields of interest, you need to assess whether or not there’s a need for your specific niche. It’s good to do some research both online and through networking to see if people would find your niche useful. If the answer is yes, you’re good to go.

If you feel as though you’ve found your niche and you would like to find a job utilizing that niche, contact Olympic Staffing. We will help you find jobs that would put your niche to good use and would appreciate the unique value of what you brought to the team.

 

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