In Slumping U.S. Economy, Sales Jobs Rank as Top Priority for Many Employers, Jobfox Report Finds

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Sales jobs are among most available positions in the U.S. right now, states a September job openings report from Jobfox.

When employers worry about the economy they put greater emphasis on building and maintaining solid sales teams

In the slumping U.S. economy, finding qualified professionals to fill in openings for sales jobs ranks as a top priority for many employers, according to Jobfox’s newest monthly report ranking the most in-demand professions.

The Sales Representative/Business Development profession ranked No. 1 in the Jobfox Most Wanted U.S. Job Candidates: September 2008 report, which analyzes the Top 25 most popular job openings over a three-month period ending September 16, 2008. In addition, the Sales Executive profession – those in charge of managing and developing sales teams – ranked No. 9, up from No. 13 in August.

“When employers worry about the economy they put greater emphasis on building and maintaining solid sales teams,” said Rob McGovern, CEO of Jobfox, the Internet’s only career site that makes personal introductions between suitable candidates and employers. “In boom times, companies can overcome less-than-stellar sales activities. In a down economy, companies must improve sales production and that often means making sales staff improvements, and more sales jobs.”

Other job openings that continue to remain in demand, despite economic concerns, include several information technology (IT) professions. Five IT professions made the Jobfox Top 25 list of job openings: Software Design/Development, Networking/System Administration, Database Administration, Testing/Quality Assurance and Technology Executive.

Account/Customer Support, Nursing, Administrative Assistant, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering were among the Jobfox Top 10. Despite difficult times for banks and lenders, the Accounting Staff job function also ranked in the Top 10 job openings, with a strong showing of accounting jobs available in sectors outside of Wall Street.

About the rankings
The Jobfox Top 25 Most Wanted U.S. Job Candidates: September 2008 rankings are derived from a stratified random sample of more than 4,000 U.S. job openings from the Jobfox database during a 120-day period ending September 16, 2008. The report also includes information about current median salary ranges and desired median salary ranges as defined by a random sample of Jobfox candidates. Salary data was derived from more than 100,000 Jobfox candidate profiles that were matched to specific professions.

About Jobfox
Jobfox is the Internet’s fastest-growing career site for connecting working professionals with corporate recruiters. A first-of-its-kind capability, Jobfox Intros™ gives candidates a “foot in the door” by making personal introductions with matching employers. With My Jobfox Connections™, employers maintain automatically updated talent networks for filling immediate hiring needs as well as maintaining longer-term relationships with top candidates. Jobfox provides recruiters with high levels of control to match candidates with specific job qualifications, helping companies save time and money. Visit http://www.jobfox.com today. Jobfox also invites you to visit its career blog at http://www.bettermondays.com.

About Rob McGovern
Jobfox is the inspiration of CEO Rob McGovern, one of the nation’s leading career experts. McGovern is the founder and former CEO of CareerBuilder and the author of “Bring Your ‘A’Game: The 10 Career Secrets of the High Achiever.”

Jobfox is a trademark of the company. All other company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies.

For more information on the Jobfox report, sales jobs and job openings:
Barry Lawrence
blawrence@jobfox.com
703.748.0162 x1106

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