Good career management strategies start by exploring and understanding the industry that you are interested in. Targeted industry research, or labour market research, provides you with occupational information, councils and associations relevant to your industry, targeted company information, and industry-specific language and terminology. LMR conducted at the beginning of your career planning or transition process gives a deeper and more rich understanding of your industry.
You may already be doing labour market research but you are not even aware of it. Try these first steps:
Don't stop here!
If you are interested in learning more about labour market research & developing deep connections, review the Discovering Connections module of the Career Management Resource for Professionals.