Posted by Robert Hosking on Friday, January 16, 2015 - 17:13
Hoping to snag a job in the next few months? Hone in on these industries and positions in demand to maximize your efforts!
If you decided to take a break from your job search during the holidays, it’s time to refocus. Many companies are kicking off projects for the year and could use administrative assistance.
Companies may need help in the areas below due to an increase in business during the first quarter:
• Healthcare: During flu season, physicians’ offices and clinics require additional staff to address the higher patient volume. In addition, organizations of all types need workers to fill in for sick employees.
• Tax prep: Administrative professionals with customer service and clerical skills are sought by CPA or bookkeeping firms and corporate tax departments during tax season.
• HR: HR staff is in demand as employers actively recruit candidates to join their teams.
• Winter tourism/hospitality: Hotels, resorts and other facilities in certain geographies see increased visitors and could use additional hands on deck.
Jobs in Demand
According to the December report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the unemployment rate dropped to 5.6%, the lowest level since June 2008. Also, 2.95 million jobs were created in 2014, making it the best year for job growth since 1999. Hopefully this trend will continue in the new year.
In addition, below are fourth-quarter 2014 unemployment rates pulled from the BLS reports for select administrative and administrative healthcare positions that fall below the current national average and may be in demand:
• First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers: 2.4%
• Dispatchers: 3.2%
• Word processors and typists: 3.2%
• Switchboard operators: 4.1%
• Secretaries and administrative assistants: 4.3%
• Administrative services managers: 4.5%
• Human resources workers: 4.5%
• Office clerks, general: 5.5%
By keeping on target and re-gathering your motivation, you could start the new year with a new job!
How did you successfully snag a job? Chime in below!