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Recent Executive Job Trends by Industry and Position

Indeed.com has some really useful and informative features, not the least of which is their tool that tracks job trends by industry. Here are some recent stats from their site:

Industry — Job Postings (Annual Change)
Accounting — 123,813 (-34%)
Construction — 59,571 (-35%)
Education — 55,300 (+ 22%)
Financial Services and Banking — 122,187 (-30%)
Healthcare — 599,186 ( +4%)
Hospitality — 56,128 (-25%)
Information Technology — 405,057 (-29%)
Manufacturing — 67,470 (-31%)
Media and Newspaper — 19,044 (-38%)
Real Estate — 19,590 (-52%)
Retail — 310,241 (-26%)
Transportation — 52,231 (-34%)

As far as employment prospects for executives by field of expertise are concerned, a recent ExecuNet Recruiter Confidence poll shows that the following are fields where recruiters see the greatest possibility for growth in executive hiring over the next six months:

Business Development — 17.3%
Sales — 15.0%
Engineering — 10.4%
Operations Management (incl. supply chain, logistics, quality) — 8.7%
Marketing — 8.7%
Consulting — 8.2%
Finance — 7.9%
Research and Development — 7.7%

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