What’s Hot and What’s Hotter – Top Industries and Functions!

By: Fred Coon, Chairman, CEO

As a preferred member of ExecuNet, I participate in national surveys.  Here are the results of one of the surveys of recruiters across the U.S.  provided by ExecuNet Recruiting Services. As you look ahead to 2013, in terms of where the most hiring activity will be, below are the top industries and functions according to 180 executive search firm recruiters responding to our recent survey.

Where the Jobs Are…
Top Six Industries Predicted to Generate the Most Executive Jobs in 2013
(in rank order) 

  1. Healthcare/Hospitals/Clinics/Managed Care
  2. Technology
  3. Pharmaceuticals/Medical/Biotech
  4. Manufacturing
  5. Energy/Utilities
  6. Business & Professional Services

Top Six Functions Predicted to Generate the Most Executive Jobs in 2013
(in rank order)

  1. Business Development
  2. Sales
  3. Engineering
  4. Operations Management (including Quality & Supply Chain)
  5. General Management
  6. Marketing