The US economy is still struggling and yet there are areas of strength with jobs in IT in the market. If you're looking for an IT job, the best thing you can do is to look into any of the following areas of specialization:
o Data Management
o Business Intelligence
o Data Mining
o Data Warehousing
o IT security / Network security
o IT sourcing
o Vendor Relationship Management
o Networking / wireless
o Web development
o IT Sales
o Quality Management
o IT Education and Support
o Healthcare in IT
o IT hiring
o Federal government / defense initiatives
These areas of specialization were listed by baselinemag.com as the places 'where the IT jobs are now'.
To get jobs in IT, you should begin by creating an online account with any leading job site. Find a job site that can not only connect you to recruiters, but one that connects you to recruiters using your social media to bag the job you want.
Use your online social networking accounts to portray the type of person you are and what you can do before a recruiter calls you for an interview. How can you do this you might wonder? It is not a science. It is not even an art. You can take your social networking, and turn it into a professional, effective, job hunting route.
Take Twitter for instance. Begin by using a professional looking background. You can use PowerPoint to create and export professional backgrounds to your Twitter account. In the Bio space, add a few lines about you, who you are professionally, and what you can do. Try and sum it up in a line if you can. Keep it clear, crisp and to the point.
Do not forget that it is not always about finding the right person. Sometimes the right people are just waiting for a candidate like you! Do not underestimate yourself.
Remember that you as a candidate are exactly what some recruiters out there are looking for; all you need to do is connect the right recruiter to the right candidate! Online social networking can help with that. It can advertise the 'product' – you – to people who did not know how good it was before.
It's just like when a new product comes out, no matter how good it is, if it is not effectively and cleverly marketed, no one will use or buy it, because no one knows about it.
Effective advertising is done in places where the most people will have access to seeing it. In your case, you – the product – have to choose to market yourself in a place – online market – where the most people will be able to find you and view your profile.
Use your social networking accounts like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, PeerPower, Orkut, etc, to outline who you are and what you can do professionally. Keep those recruiters coming to your page. Force those recruiters to acknowledge that you are the best candidate for the job. Get hired.