Tired of lounging on the sofa all day eating bonbons? Or perhaps you spend your days on hold waiting for a representative from the Department of Labor’s unemployment office to answer. Whatever the motivation, you should know which professions are actively hiring in today’s shaky economy. But you’ll have to do the rest – we can’t forcibly remove those bonbons from your grasp.
According to a survey by Robert Half International and featured on Forbes, the legal arena is the best place to begin your job hunt. From administrative work to lucrative lawyering posts, many gigs are up for grabs. Not surprisingly, the legal world is bustling due to the overload of foreclosures and bankruptcies.
If the thought of working at a law firm makes your skin crawl, another field worth pursuing is sales and business development (a.k.a. biz dev). The survey showed that 10 percent of polled biz dev executives were planning to hire. And, as long as you don’t despise the human race, looking for something in sales is a savvy way to get your foot in the door.
Computer geeks will be glad to hear that information technology is another hot profession (5 percent plan to hire). Other industries experiencing growth include human resources and marketing.
Forbes also mentioned that the best geographic area to land a job in the U.S. is the West North Central part of the country (think Kansas up through Minnesota). But don’t move there if you’re not fond of cows or corn.