Job Functions with Best Prospects for Executives in 2007

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ExecuNet’s projections for job functions that will be in most demand at the executive level for 2007 are out. According to their 15th annual Executive Job Market Intelligence Report,results from 121 employers indicate that demand will be high for executives with strong operations, business development, and finance experience and will most likely outstrip supply.

This is good news for executives with strengths in these areas and is a wake-up call to make sure your executive resume effectively highlights them. Functional expertise in sales, marketing, and general management is also expected to comprise a large share of management hires made in the coming year.

Here are the details regarding job functions that will drive the most growth in executive hiring this year, as cited by ExecuNet:

Operations: 16.4%
Business Development: 13.6%
Finance: 10.5%
Marketing: 9.8%
Sales: 9.4%
General Management: 9.1%
MIS/IT: 7.7%
Engineering Management: 6.3%
Research and Development: 5.9%
Consulting: 5.2%