by Lou H, CPRW, ResumeEdge Certified Writer -
If you’re on the job hunt in 2013, research organizations that are experiencing growth. After the economic struggles of the past few years, many industries are now financially stronger, and companies are ready to start hiring again. Focus on these types of companies during your job search.
Positions with Excellent Growth Potential
A few positions that are showing good growth according to Forbes include the following:
- Software Developers (Applications and Systems Software) (70,872 jobs added since 2010, 7% growth)
- Accountants and Auditors (37,123 jobs added since 2010, 3% growth)
- Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists (31,335 jobs added since 2010, 10% growth)
- Computer Systems Analysts (26,937 jobs added since 2010, 5% growth)
- Human Resources, Training and Labor Relations Specialists (22,773 jobs added since 2010, 5% growth)
- Network and Computer Systems Administrators (18,626 jobs added since 2010, 5% growth)
- Sales Representatives (Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific) (17,405 jobs added since 2010, 4% growth)
- Information Security Analysts, Web Developers and Computer Network Architects (15,715 jobs added since 2010, 5% growth)
- Mechanical Engineers (13,847 jobs added since 2010, 6% growth)
- Industrial Engineers (12,269 jobs added since 2010, 6% growth)
- Computer Programmers (11,540 jobs added since 2010, 3% growth)
- Financial Analysts (10,016 jobs added since 2010, 4% growth)
- Public Relations Specialists (8,541 jobs added since 2010, 4% growth)
- Logisticians (8,522 jobs added since 2010, 8% growth)
- Database Administrators (7,468 jobs added since 2010, 7% growth)
- Meeting, Convention and Event Planners (7,072 jobs added since 2010, 10% growth)
- Cost Estimators (6,781 jobs added since 2010, 3% growth)
- Personal Financial Advisors (5,212 jobs added since 2010, 3% growth)
Companies to Avoid
Unfortunately, Wall Street predicts some companies to be on the downward swing as far as profitability and sustainability. In an article published on Yahoo! Finance, the following companies are experiencing difficulties:
- Best Buy
- Research In Motion
- The U.S. Postal Service
- Eastman Kodak
Always Research First
Do your research before applying for and accepting a position to make certain you’re not entering an unstable situation, especially before you relocate for a job that could be eliminated due to financial losses.
To target companies that are growing, visit some of the popular job board sites and determine which companies are posting multiple positions. This will be a strong indicator as to which employers are most profitable. CNN recently posted a valuable article mapping out these strategies.
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