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November 03, 1999
On-line job searches show mainstreaming of Web
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eerMosaic study shows more non-technical types using web

Writers, teachers, secretaries and other non-technical types are increasingly turning to the Internet to find employment, according to a new ranking of Top 25 jobs searched via the Web by CareerMosaic.

The CareerMosaic Index released today finds that job seekers on the Web are looking for a broader range of interests and job titles, such as writer, teacher, and executive. The index was compiled by analyzing the most popular on-line job searches by position during the first six months of 1999.

The Index found that by far the most popular searches were "manager/management," with 1,763,471 searches. The second most frequent search was "sales" totaling 827,685, followed by "engineer" with 642,723, "accounting" with 468,739 and "marketing" with 430,465.

Job seeking on the Internet reflects the widening use of computers, with searches for "legal/law" professionals (No.15), "teachers" (No.16), "customer service representatives" (No.17), "medical" professionals (No.20), "writers" (No.23), "executives" (No.24), and "entry level" positions (No.25), cracking the CareerMosaic index.

"The pool of job seekers using the Internet to find employment continues to expand in all professional areas, including customer service, secretarial, and, not surprisingly, entry level positions," said Bernard S. Hodes, president, CareerMosaic. "While computer and engineering jobs are still widely sought, this survey shows that the Web is increasingly becoming mainstream."

Other non-technical jobs and professions within the most popular 25 jobs searched were "administrative" at No.7, with 373,601 searches; "finance," No.8, with 351,165 searches, "consulting," No.18, with 154,151 searches and "medical" No.20 with 148,630 searches.

The 25 most desired jobs or fields according to the number of positions searched are:

Rank Title/Field 1999 Searches

  1. Manager/management - 1,763,471
  2. Sales - 827,685
  3. Engineer - 642,723
  4. Accounting - 468,739
  5. Marketing - 430,465
  6. Human Resource - 396,366
  7. Administrative/Clerical - 373,601
  8. Finance - 351,165
  9. Computer - 310,066
  10. Analyst - 251,063
  11. Programmer - 230,732
  12. Nurse - 198,554
  13. Technician - 186,682
  14. Network/Network Admin. - 175,715
  15. Legal - 174,578
  16. Teacher - 167,070
  17. Customer Service - 155,179
  18. Consultant/Consulting - 154,151
  19. Secretary - 152,957
  20. Medical - 148,630
  21. Information technology - 146,594
  22. Training/trainer - 133,096
  23. Writer - 122,022
  24. Executive - 115,952
  25. Entry Level - 102,983

CareerMosaic conducted the survey by analyzing the positions typed in by job seekers using the site's search engine and its JOBS database. The company offers industry-specific sites, including accounting and finance, engineering, healthcare, human resources, insurance, sales and marketing, and public sector.

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