How to Find Jobs in the Wellness Industry
Wellness now, more than ever, is on the rise and is constantly trending upwards.
If you ever had a thought that the wellness industry was too saturated or too popular to work in, just think about what has recently emerged; CBD as a healer, women speaking up about infertility, lymphatic health (think about your jade roller), the impossible burger, chickpea pasta, health data on your watch, and therapy!
Health and wellness are evolving, as women strive to become more informed, better versions of ourselves.
For the Queens out there who are looking to change careers, or want to help facilitate others in their journey of self-discovery from the inside out; this is for you!
The industry needs more representation of the beautiful, multifaceted women that we are.
But, before you take this leap of faith to jump all in, let me give you some tips on navigating your job search.
Below are a few strategies that will help you to be more confident, more efficient, and more effective in landing your dream role:
Have a Wellness Resume
This is a resume separate from your everyday job.
If you have a full-time job that has nothing to do with anything wellness, look for volunteer opportunities that can help you to gain some experience, and get your foot in the door.
Just like we advertise our skillset to land those corporate jobs with confidence, don't be afraid to think out-of-the-box (become a blog contributor for a wellness magazine, shadow a yoga teacher, study healthy nutrition, etc), to highlight your best wellness attributes.
Spent all day looking at job boards? Well, Instagram is another place to look.
You will be surprised at how many companies use IG or other social media outlets to post about job openings.
If there is a company that you are interested in learning more about, or want to work for, your best bet is to follow them on social media.
Don’t be afraid to get a leg up on the competition by familiarizing yourself with what your desired employer's workflow looks like, what they're looking for, and keeping your eyes peeled on their daily posts.
Be sure to turn on your notifications so you don't miss any important updates.
Another important tip is to search for jobs using hashtags.
For example, if you are looking to teach yoga, search through hashtags like #YogaJob, #YogaJobs or #Yoga(cityyoulivein) to see if any local studios made mention about auditions or open teaching roles.
Companies like @yogaworks post on LinkedIn when they are hiring!
If you stay ready, you ain't gotta get ready!
Do you have an online community?
An online wellness group can be labeled a community and network too!
Join Facebook or Linkedin groups that interest you and simply ask your community if they know anyone hiring in your specific industry.
Join groups and look through who the members are.
If you find someone that you want to connect with or join their network, don’t be afraid to friend them and send a message letting them know what you are interested in, and why you would be a great addition.
If you are going to message someone on FB, IG or Linkedin here are some tips below:
Be concise, and professional
Build rapport by letting them know “who” or “what” you have in common
Tell people how you know them, or draw a connection if you don’t (i.e.we met last week at X networking event, or we haven’t met but I notice we both share a background in X function or with X company).
After the initial contact, follow up with a more in-depth email about your services and how you can provide a solution for what they're looking for (personal email addresses or preferred contact info is usually located on their social profiles)
Get on Indeed
This may seem like a no-brainer, but have you set up email notifications for the jobs you want in your city?
Get on Indeed and activate your notifications to be emailed open roles in the wellness industry.
Google alerts is the truth!
⠀1. Go to your web browser and type in “Google Alerts”
2. Click the first result you see – Google Alerts
3. Type in yoga jobs, yoga instructor, (insert city) wellness coach, nutrition for black women, or any other alert you want to be notified for.
5. Google will give you a preview of the alert so you can know what to expect⠀
6. You can then set the preference of when you want to receive information about your alert: weekly or daily, you decide!⠀
People often say that looking for a job can be a job within itself, but if you apply these useful tips/resources it doesn't have to be.
Let the notifications work for you, let your community help you, and your drive fuel you.