Executive Job Seeker/Job Ratio Best in San Francisco

October 2, 2008 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The financial sector may be under stress, but an executive job search site says that executive job opportunities in some sectors continue to expand.

Regarding specific career areas, the report cited year-over-year increases in:

  • Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial

According to TheLadders.com’s Quarterly Executive Job Market Trends Report, which tracks hiring patterns in 20 major cities and surveys “in-the-trenches” job seekers nationwide, the executive job markets in San Francisco, San Diego, Washington, D.C., Boston, Seattle, Houston and New York are growing.

TheLadders.com’s Quarterly Executive Job Market Trends Report measured hiring activity across a variety of metrics and found the regional markets with the most favorable $100,000+ climates (ratio of job seekers to job postings) were:

  • 2:1 – San Francisco
  • 3.1 – San Diego, Washington, DC
  • 4:1 – Boston, Houston, New York, Seattle

On the other hand, in Detroit the ratio is 20:1, while Atlanta, Dallas and Tampa are contending with ratios of 8:1.

Job markets attracting the highest number of job seekers from other parts of the country are New York, San Francisco and Boston, according to TheLadders.com, an online service catering exclusively to the $100k+ job market.

As part of TheLadders.com Quarterly Executive Job Market Trends Report, active job seekers throughout the country were asked to weigh in with their own first-hand accounts on the status of the current job market in their cities. When describing the high-end job markets in their cities:

  • 58% said they expect to land a new job within six months or less
  • 55% cited a general lack of stability
  • 63% said they were willing to move from their current cities for a new job opportunity
  • 46% said they are actively looking for new job opportunities in cities outside of their own

Complete city-by-city data and survey results are available at http://www.theladders.com/static/boom/