Are you interested in a career in e-commerce? Perhaps you already work in the industry and you’re looking to take the next step in your career? Either way, this fast-growing industry could be the perfect choice for you right now.
After all, internet shopping has revolutionised our lives over the last decade and as more and more e-commerce sites appear online, more people are needed to keep things running smoothly. This includes everything from web design to shipping and logistics roles, there really is something for everyone in this thriving industry.
But if this is all new to you or perhaps it’s been a while since you were last on the job search, it can be tricky to know where to get started. In this guide, Irish Parcels has pulled together some of our top tips and advice for landing your next role. Read on to find out more about the best places to look for e-commerce jobs this year.
1. Job boards
Job boards have become one of the biggest tools when it comes to finding your next career opportunity. There are several big boards out there that you may have already heard of, but there are also lots of smaller more niche job boards that could be more effective for helping you find your next position.
Another great thing about many of these job boards is that they don’t simply allow you to search for roles, they have a series of helpful functions that can really boost your job search. For example, they offer career advice if you’re unsure about how to write a great CV or you need to brush up on your interview techniques. But more than this, you can set up alerts so that you can have e-commerce job opportunities sent straight to your inbox when they’re posted!
In many cases, you can even apply to jobs in just one click (providing you’ve uploaded your CV to the site) which can make finding a job much quicker and easier.
Though there are larger job boards like Indeed, Reed, TotalJobs and GlassDoor that share plenty of e-commerce opportunities, if you wanted to focus your search further you might be better off using some of the smaller industry-specific job boards. Some of the best ones to try out include:
Ultimately, whichever job board you choose this can be a handy way to find lots of exciting e-commerce opportunities in one place and apply with ease.
2. Social media
Since its birth, social media has become a useful tool for so many reasons. Not only can you connect with people, share photos and communicate with friends, but many businesses have also begun to leverage the power of these platforms. One way this has been done is by using platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to share job opportunities with professionals across the globe. In fact, there are now even dedicated pages set up specifically for the purpose of sharing job opportunities and helping professionals to find these more easily.
When looking for e-commerce roles, social media can be the ideal place to start. A quick search on Facebook throws up lots of results and e-commerce job pages, and of course LinkedIn is a dedicated professional networking site where you can run job searches and filter out the results based on location, salary, etc.
What’s more, when it comes to platforms like Twitter and Instagram, you can still use these to find e-commerce opportunities but the best way to do this is by looking for dedicated hashtags. These will highlight any job adverts posted using these specific tags. It’s a good idea to use a mixture of generic job searching hashtags and e-commerce specific ones. Some of the top generic hashtags include:
Some of the more e-commerce specific hashtags that you should also include in your search (it can put helpful to search for one or two hashtags at a time) are:
Using these hashtags on Twitter you may also be able to find pages dedicated to posting e-commerce job opportunities, for example, @ecommercejobsUK.
3. Go direct
Last but not least, if you know of a particular e-commerce brand you’d like to work for, or perhaps you have a few in mind, why not approach them directly? It’s an old school approach we know! But this can be one of the most effective ways to find out if they have any job opportunities available and also to secure a role at a company you already feel passionate about.
Of course, this might be a slower approach to finding a job and could be best paired with some of the other techniques (such as using a job board), but it can yield some of the best results if you land a job at one of your favourite brands. The best way to approach this is to put together a killer CV and then get in touch with the company via email or phone. You might need to do a bit of digging to find the details of the most relevant person but if in doubt, simply contact customer services and see if they can point you in the right direction.
Once you know who it is you need to contact, you should put together a professional email asking if they have any opportunities going. Outline which roles you’d be most interested in and include your CV on the email. If you don’t hear back in a week or so you can follow this up with a second email or a phone call. Some employers will admire this courageous and proactive approach to job searching and you might find they have just what you’re looking for.
Ultimately, it might take a combination of these three approaches to help you find your perfect e-commerce role, but stick at it and you will get there. Happy job hunting!