As cities like Austin and Charlotte grow, companies are looking for more employees to build the networks and infrastructure. As a result, there’s a huge demand for these jobs, and candidates with specific skills have more opportunities than ever before.
However, skills are not the only things that matter. Candidates must be proactive and look in the right places to snag these opportunities. Let’s take a closer look at what companies need, what it takes to succeed and where to find these jobs.
In-Demand Skills in 2017
There are three main areas where we see a big need for qualified candidates: low-voltage telecommunications, audio/visual technology and security. There’s a specific need for technicians and programmers in these fields.
The low-voltage/high-voltage/telecommunications industry as a whole is growing drastically because of the amount of commercial and industrial growth across the country. As cities continue to expand, the market expands as well, creating more jobs for those in this industry.
Similarly, audio visual technicians, programmers and design engineers are seeing a lot of opportunities lately, as are security and access control technicians.
What it Takes to Succeed
Beyond having the technical skills, companies are looking for candidates with a good attitude and eagerness towards obtaining a job (and keeping it). Proactive candidates with a willingness to go above and beyond will land these jobs.
Candidates who take the time to make connections and follow up on leads have the best chance of securing contracts or even full-time work. For tips on how to make these connections and showcase your skills, visit this recent blog post.
Where are the jobs?
Some people assume that large cities already have the local talent they need, however, that’s not always the case. Up-and-coming cities such as Austin, TX and Charlotte, NC are seeing a lot of new construction going on which provides a number of open jobs in the networking world. Locations such as Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Tampa, Orlando, Miami and much of North and South Carolina are booming with work and candidates seeking work.
Even if you don’t live in these areas, contract and project-based jobs can offer a unique chance to travel and work in new places. If you’re up for the challenge and have the flexibility, consider looking for jobs in other parts of the U.S. from where you currently live.
Candidates can search for and apply for these jobs in a number of places. First, visit Anistar Technologies to apply directly to a position posted on our website, call into the toll-free line to speak with a recruiter directly or send an email.
Lastly, follow recruiting agencies like Anistar on Facebook or LinkedIn and feel free to reach out directly to recruiters on LinkedIn. We’re here to help you connect you to great opportunities across the nation.