Posts Tagged ‘Job Search Engine’

All Major Industries Job Postings Decline

April 27, 2009

Indeed Job Search Engine’s March 2009 job posting and click count data for major U.S. industries showed declines across all 12 major sectors compared to March 2008.

Accounting, Construction, Financial Services and Banking, Healthcare, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Media and Newspaper, Real Estate, Retail and Transportation all experienced double digit contraction.

Major Industries Job Postings March 2009

Major Industries Job Postings March 2009

Indeed.com uses statistical approximations to compute their results.

As expected, the Real Estate sector showed the largest percentage decline of job postings of all industries contracting 58%.

Transportation, Media and Newspaper and Construction saw the next largest percentage drop in job postings with 43%, 43% and 42% respectively.

The only major industry to experience a single digit percentage decline was Education shrinking just 5%.

Job Search Engine Indeed.com

February 17, 2009

I read a piece about job search engine site Indeed.com on Tech Crunch today and thought I would give the site a try.

Indeed.com searches job sites to produce and serve lists of jobs posted by what type of job ( job titles, keywords or company name) is available where (city, state or zip code)

Indeed.com Job Search Engine

Indeed.com Job Search Engine

Indeed.com’s job search produced a list of jobs by locations as promised, however I was more interested in their Google Trends like data snapshots.

Although Indeed.com’s latest data appears to be from the third quarter of 2008, I found its Job Trends search tool and Job Postings per Capita map both useful and interesting.

To put their Job Trends tool to the test, I searched for social networking, search marketing and banker job trends to help visualized demand for each type of job.

Indeed their graph delivered the results I was looking for – social networking jobs available are on the rise, search marketing jobs are trending consistently while available jobs for bankers are decreasing.

Indeed.com Job Trends

Indeed.com Job Trends

Indeed.com’s Job Postings Per Capita is also an interesting visualization of demand. The Job Postings Per Capita map illustrates the number of job postings per capita in the 50 most populous metropolitan areas in the United States by dot size. The bigger the dot the more jobs posted per capita.

Although job postings online and Indeed’s ability to aggregate them may be a function of the propensity of a market to post jobs online more frequently than not, the map may provide job seekers job availability insight by market.

Job Posting Per Capita Q3 2008

Job Posting Per Capita Q3 2008

When Indeed.com releases their 4th quarter data, I will revisit the above Job Trends chart to see what has happened to each of the three job categories.

Surely, job postings for bankers will have continued its decline.