Not everyone is finding it tough to land a new job these days. Despite warnings of a slower-growing economy, highly skilled professionals such as software developers, nurses, sales representatives, and accountants remain in high demand to fill critical roles for U.S. companies, according to the latest Jobfox Top 25 Most Wanted U.S. Professions ranking.
"These professions are thriving and will continue to be in demand for the foreseeable future," says Rob McGovern, CEO of Jobfox, a Website that matches, alerts, and connects personally branded candidates with employers. "While hiring activity is reportedly slow in some industry sectors [such as] construction and manufacturing," he says, "companies continue to go after a host of high-impact professions requiring degrees or specialized skills."
Software design/development, nursing, accounting/finance executive, sales/business development representative, and administrative assistant are the top six most active professions in the March 2008 Jobfox Top 25 Most Wanted U.S. Professions rankings. The report reflects the professions most often targeted by employers and recruiters using Jobfox to search for and find new or replacement workers during a 120-day period ending February 21, 2008.
Professions rounding out the top 10 are corporate finance, networking/system administration, intelligence, general accounting, and technical customer support.