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Top 10 Job Functions That Catches The Eye Of Recruiters On LinkedIn

As a job seeker, it’s crucial to find out whom, exactly, recruiters, hiring manager, and head hunters are looking for.

Please find below a list of top 15 types of roles hiring managers are trying to fill, as well as the number of job openings for each occupation, according to LinkedIn survey. All the best!

The top 10 job functions that are most in demand in today’s workforce.

1. Sales
Number of job openings: 1 million+ jobs
For positions such as: Director of sales, sales assistant, and sales executive.

2. Operations
Number of job openings: 700,000+ jobs
For positions such as: Director of client operations, operations manager, and operations associate

3. Engineering
Number of job openings: 300,000+ jobs
For positions such as: Engineering project manager, VP of engineering, and software engineer intern

4. Information Technology
Number of job openings: 70,000+ jobs
For positions such as: Director of information technology, information technology systems administrator, and IT manager

5. Business Development
Number of job openings: 100,000+ jobs
For positions such as: Business development manager, business development executive, and business development coordinator

6. Marketing
Number of job openings: 390,000+ jobs
For positions such as: Digital marketing associate, marketing intern, and marketing manager

7. Program & Project Management
Number of job openings: 4,000+ jobs
For positions such as: Senior project manager, digital program project manager, and technical program manager

8. Administrative
Number of job openings: 250,000+ jobs
For positions such as: Administrative assistant, administrative coordinator, and administrative receptionist

9. Finance
Number of job openings: 170,000+ jobs
For positions such as: Financial analyst

10. Product Management
Number of job openings: 35,000+ jobs
For positions such as: Product manager, director of product management, and product management specialist

Bonus: 5 job functions recruiters, head hunters, and hiring managers need to fill

11. Accounting
Number of job openings: 160,000+ jobs
For positions such as: Accounting manager, accounting associate, and senior accountant

12. Human Resources
Number of job openings: 100,000+ jobs
For positions such as: Human resources intern, human resources manager, and human resources specialist

13. Quality Assurance
Number of job openings: 80,000+ jobs
For positions such as: Quality assurance manager, director of quality assurance, and senior quality assurance engineer

14. Support
Number of job openings: 1 million+ jobs
For positions such as: Support specialist, desktop support, and client support specialist

15. Consulting
Number of job openings: 130,000+ jobs
For positions such as: Consulting analytics associate, consulting manager, and director of consulting

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Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
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