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High-end Career Webinars, Jobs in Demand for 2007


Jobs in demand plus salaries in excess of $100,000 go hand-in-hand in the United States. High salary job board The Ladders will hold its second SeekWeek beginning 8 January 2007 with a series of webinars designed to help job seekers manage their hunt.

The week-long series will offer practical information about high-end online recruiting, job search best practices, market research and contemporary perspectives on online recruiting. Each 45 minute session will consist of a 20 minute live, online presentation and a 25 minute Q&A session.

“So many very talented executives have misconceptions about the best way to go about getting a new job,” said Marc Cenedella, president and CEO of TheLadders.com. “They think their achievements will speak for themselves on a resume or that old-fashioned networking is no longer relevant in the world of electronic searches. We launched SeekWeek to kill those myths and to give executives the tools they need to launch a fruitful job search.”

A panel of career experts will present including Gerry Crispin and Mark Mehler of CareerXroads; Susan Whitcomb, executive director, Career Masters Institute;  Richard Chang, president, Richard Chang Associates; and Tory Johnson, CEO of Women for Hire.

Interested attendees may register online at http://online-e-vents.com/theladders/seekweek2007. Recordings of all webinars will also be available on demand after the presentations are completed.

Day & Zimmermann Company subsidiary Yoh predicts the market for highly skilled technical jobs is heating up in 2007. According to Yoh’s findings, companies will have the most difficult time in 2007 finding candidates with specialized technical skills and specific domain and industry experience, especially for technology services and device manufacturers in the hardware space, as well as clinical research and research/development in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotech spaces.

Two categories Yoh consultants suggests fall short on high-impact talent --research and development, and software developers-- will continue to experience this same trend next year. Yoh’s predictions for demand in software development include Business Objects, Java and MS developers, SAS programmers, and systems architects. Additionally, a steady stream of upgrades by ERP vendors, as well as growing adoption of standardized enterprise SOA platforms, are creating a significant need for qualified talent such as Oracle and SAP consultants and experienced database administrators.

“The technology market continues to grow, which keeps pushing wages up,” says Jim Lanzalotto, vice president of Strategy & Marketing of Yoh. “Hiring managers are continuing to look for specialized talent to help them keep up with maturing technology. For example, a candidate with .Net developer skills and pharmaceutical experience is far more engaging to a hiring manager than a candidate with the skills but not the market expertise or experience.”

Yoh’s 2007 market analysis also examined the technology skills in greatest demand by employers in 12 major technology hubs in the United States. Yoh found some of the hottest regional jobs to be:

    * Atlanta: Java Developer, MS Developer, Project Manager
    * Austin/Dallas/Houston: .NET C# Developer, Java/J2EE Architect and Developer, SQL DBA
    * Boston: Business Systems Analyst, Project Manager, Clinical Research Associate
    * Charlotte: Java Developer, MS Developer, Project Manager
    * Cincinnati/Cleveland: SAP consultant, Oracle consultant, Oracle DBA
    * Indianapolis: SAP consultant, Oracle consultant, Oracle DBA
    * Northern New Jersey: ERP Consultant, CRM Project Manager, .NET Developer
    * Philadelphia: Network Security Specialist, Java Developer, .NET developer
    * Phoenix: .NET Developer, Project Manager, Java/J2EE Architect and Developer
    * Research Triangle Park: Clinical Research Associate, Clinical Project Manager, Clinical Data Manager
    * Seattle: Software Developer Engineer, Hardware/Firmware Engineer, MS Developer: .NET, C#, VB6
    * Silicon Valley: Firmware Engineer, ASIC Design Engineer, Embedded Engineer
    * Southern California: Software Engineer—Applications Development, Software Engineer—Embedded Systems, Aerospace Engineer

“Heading into 2007, hiring managers will need a foolproof battle plan to hire top talent with expertise in their specific industry,” said Lanzalotto. “And to mobilize effectively, HR leaders need to be proactive in their talent acquisition efforts, and concentrate on developing an engaging employer brand with attractive compensation packages that will draw in the best qualified talent from the shallow labor pool.”


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