Where the Executive Jobs Are: Recruiters Look for Leadership Talent in Key Growth Areas

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New ExecuNet survey of executive recruiters points to healthcare, high tech and life sciences as top 3 industries for senior management growth.

“Recruiters have consistently ranked healthcare as the greatest growth sector for executive leadership over the last few years, and the industry will only continue to expand.”

http://www.ExecuNet.com – November 27, 2012 – Search firm recruiters say the winning combination for executive job seekers eyeing a new opportunity could be a director-level business development position in the healthcare industry.

“Recruiters have consistently ranked healthcare as the greatest growth sector for executive leadership over the last few years, and the industry will only continue to expand,” says Mark Anderson, ExecuNet President and Chief Economist. “An aging population, increasing lifespans, technological advancements, government involvement and reform, a greater emphasis on wellness – these factors all contribute to a boom in the healthcare industry.”

Top 10 Growth Industries for Executives
According to Recruiters, Next 12 Months
1. Healthcare
2. High Technology
3. Life Sciences (pharmaceuticals, medical, biotech)
4. Manufacturing    
5. Energy/Utilities
6. Business Services
7. Clean/Green Technology
8. Financial Services/Banking/Insurance
9. Internet/Online Services
10. Consumer Products
Source: ExecuNet, 2012

Further, ExecuNet’s survey of recruiters has identified the executive job functions that will be in high demand over the next 12 months, with the greatest need for business development professionals followed by sales.

Top 5 Growth Functions for Executives
According to Recruiters, Next 12 Months
1. Business Development
2. Sales
3. Engineering
4. Operations Management (including quality, supply chain)
5. Marketing
Source: ExecuNet: 2012

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Since 1988, ExecuNet has helped business leaders shape positive change to achieve what’s next in their individual lives. From its beginnings as a small gathering of executives in Connecticut, ExecuNet has evolved into a private network of over 250,000 senior-level executive members with a belief in the transformative potential of trusted insight, real connections and personal introductions to help them find meaningful new work, advance in their careers, better manage the growth of their businesses, and become high-value leaders. A recognized authority in executive employment, retention and recruitment, as well as human capital trends, ExecuNet keeps its members informed about what’s important to them in business and their careers.

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