Yahoo: Get a 'hot job' in 2007

'It's that time of year again when people are out with the old and in with the new, and that includes their jobs.'
Written by Donna Bogatin, Contributor

“It's that time of year again when people are out with the old and in with the new, and that includes their jobs,” so says Yahoo, Yahoo-HotJobs online recruiting, that is.

Yahoo surveyed 5,331 employed adults in the U.S. last October 2006; Fifty-six percent of the respondents were male and 44 percent were female.

Two-thirds of currently employed respondents said they would be open to taking a new job, if the right opportunity came along. Why? Current job dissatisfaction cited:

Seventy-five percent of respondents said they did not receive the bonus or the raise they expected for their performance in 2005,

More than half of the people said they have to work on their days off at least once per month, and more than one-third said they do some aspect of work every single day,

Twenty-seven percent think they can get better salaries elsewhere,

Nineteen percent don't feel there is any potential for career growth in their current jobs,

Nineteen percent want a better benefits package.

Yahoo is pitching the HotJobs new “one minute career assessment” online quiz, ten questions designed to help job hunters “get on the path to success.”


Tom Musbach, editor, Yahoo-HotJobs:

Our new assessment tool provides…assistance to job seekers on developing a resume, handling the interview process and even preventing their current employers from knowing they're looking.

Competitor Monster.com cites online marketing and information technology as two attractive sectors for those job hunting:

'There's a lot of pressure on our firm to find experience in Internet marketing,' Sean Bisceglia, president, Aquent Marketing Staffing. 'The buzz is, how are we going to recruit the next generation of marketers?' Companies are looking for expert guidance on which online media are best suited to their marketing efforts.

Although lower-level software programming jobs continue to be offshored, experienced IT folks will have many opportunities in 2007. 'Cyberterrorism and rapidly changing Internet services challenge businesses to maintain effective and secure files,' Joanie Ruge, senior vice president at staffing firm Adecco. Demand should also be strong in healthcare IT specialties. 'We expect an increase in the need for data managers of computerized patient records' in a variety of care settings.’

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