Finding jobs these days certainly isn’t easy, especially because there are so many people looking for the same positions. One of the options that you have is to switch careers so that new doors can finally begin to open up for you, especially if you have been struggling to find a job for a long time. You may need to go back to school to make such a career switch, but it will be worthwhile if it means you’ll finally be able to land the job of your dreams.
One of the careers today that’s always looking for new workers is the home repair industry. From installing new windows and doors throughout a client’s home to helping to remodel a bathroom or kitchen, home repair companies need dedicated, strong workers who know how to use their tools to make necessary repairs quickly while maintaining their safety.
Finding Home Repair Jobs is Easier When You Use Social Media
You probably already use at least one social media website every day, whether that’s your LinkedIn account, your Twitter page, your Facebook page, or even your Pinterest account. Now is the time to take these otherwise leisurely pursuits and put them to work for you so that you can land the job you want in the home repair industry. Continue reading to learn how to go about doing so.
Start a Blog and Online Portfolio
If you have previously worked in the field of home repair, you should definitely consider creating an online portfolio that showcases before and after photos of the great work that you have done. And you can also create a blog to go along with your website. Use the blog to make regular posts about home repair topics of interest, as well as posts about previous projects that you have worked on. When you apply for jobs, you can give the potential new employers links to your online portfolio as well as to your blog. In this way, the employers will see how passionate you are about the field, how knowledgeable you are, and that you have the experience that allows you to bring quality to the table.
Use the Rich Media Feature on LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a perfect way to post a great photo of yourself along with your resume, which showcases your education and your previous experience. It is also a great way to make important connections within your industry and to stay on top of new job postings that you can apply to. Just make sure you use the Rich Media feature that is offered by the site in order to differentiate yourself from other job seekers by making your LinkedIn profile a lot more visually attractive. And make sure that you also link to your blog, online portfolio, and website from your LinkedIn page.
Using social media for fun is fine, but if you are looking for a new job in the field of home repair, you should definitely use it to engage prospective employers. From your LinkedIn profile to your blog and online portfolio, these are surprisingly easy ways to find work today.
Nancy Baker, the author of this article, is a freelance blogger, currently writing for, Vinyl City, leaders in window replacement in Toronto. She takes keen interest in renovations and design and is good with software. You can get in touch with Nancy @Nancy_Baker.