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How To Find Out Who’s Hiring In Your Industry

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Did you know that you could find out which industries were hot? (By “hot,” I mean which industries are doing the most hiring at the time.) Oh, you didn’t know you could do that? Well, you can and here is how you do it.

Hop over to Yahoo Finance and mouse over the “Investing” tab, then mouse down to “Industries” (as shown in the screenshot below).

How to find a job with Yahoo Finance

On the Industries page there are two options that I want you to check out the  A)  list of industries and B) top industries based on job postings made on  (At this writing, the top industries that are hiring are Health Care, Retail and Sales.)

How to find a job with Yahoo Finance

Let’s say that our interest is in Biotechnology (A). I click the link.  There is a “HotJobs Top Companies” section (See the arrow?)  It lists which companies are posting the most jobs on Monster that are affiliated with the Biotechnology industry.

How to Find a job with Yahoo finance

Just fyi, at this writing, the companies that are hiring the most in the Biotechnology industry are:

  • West Houston Medical Center
  • LabCorp
  • Kingwood Medical Center
  • East houston Regional Medical Center
  • MedFocus

Happy Hunting!




Jim Stroud is a “Searchologist” with an expertise in the full life-cycle placement of Executive and Technical personnel, Recruitment Research and Competitive Intelligence. He has consulted for such companies as Google, Siemens, MCI and a host of start-up companies. During his 3-year tenure with Microsoft, he served as a Technical Sourcing Consultant and was a regular contributor to Microsoft’s Technical Careers Blog. He is presently a Social Media Development Manager for EnglishCafe – the premier English learning community for global professionals which has English quizzes, online classes and more.

Jim Stroud is also the Chief Blogger at  The Searchologist where he publishes a website, magazine and online video series dedicated to lead generation strategies for Recruiters.

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