Industries that didn’t exist 10 years ago

If you have graduated or are a student looking to graduate this summer you will be starting to think about the next step. For all those who are looking for the answers to ‘what’s next?’ and ‘what roles are out there?’ we have put this blog together, eager to broaden your mind to new and developing job markets.

From technology to cultural shifts there are so many aspects affecting the changing job market. For example, huge advances in social media mean that brands and companies can use websites such as Facebook and Twitter in the day-to-day running of their businesses to increase both their customer base and presence. Also, with further progression and innovation in the energy market there is growing demand and opportunities for roles within the renewable and green sector.

For the best chance of bagging and hanging onto that graduate internship or job, you should consider focusing on a profession and a career in a growing industry rather than a declining one. There are many fields that are constantly growing and developing and are therefore creating jobs.

The following are good examples of new roles for 2011 and beyond, ones that didn’t even exist 10 years ago.

Social Media Executive

If you are a social media buff then turn your past-time into your job by pursuing a career in digital media.  A role in this sector  focuses on building brands through the use of social websites and tools. So if you know your #hashtags from your re-tweets and have great social presence or maybe you write your own blog then this could be the perfect role for you.

Search Engine Optimisation Specialist

There is a growing demand for SEO specialists whose key focus is to move their clients’ websites up the search engine rankings, namely Google, bringing them more site traffic and bigger profits. If you are a bit of a techie with a head for marketing and can combine analysis, experimentation and gut feeling then search engine optimisation could be just what you are looking for.

Online Advertising Executive

With developments in technology there is an ever growing need for online advertisers.  They mainly focus on optimising online advertising deciding where, when and how to run online campaigns. This could range from Google ads and Youtube videos to Facebook ads, as well as analysing and tracking each adverts performance.

Sustainability Manager

With the growing focus on recycling there are rising career opportunities and companies employing people to look after their sustainability programs. This can range from recycling and waste reduction to supplier sustainability evaluation, carbon footprint issues and leadership in the areas of facilities design, green manufacturing and more. So if you are hot on reducing your carbon footprint then sustainability is the direction to take.

You can find a full list of roles in these industries on our marketing internships, advertising internships and PR internships, pages, as well as our London graduate jobs page.