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Top Jobs for 2011

By February 7, 2011

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When you are job searching, it's important to be aware of what employers are seeking in candidates - and what jobs are hot for 2011.

The top job trends for 2010, which will continue into 2011, based on the keywords companies are including in job postings, include social media (Twitter and Facebook) skills and app (iPhone, Android, Mobile app) skills.  In general, if you've got information technology and social media skills you'll be well positioned in this job market.

Job search engine Indeed.com has compiled a list of the top job trends. Take a look at the list and if you have skills that are listed, be sure to incorporate them into your resume. It'll make you marketable to companies that are hiring and it will make it easier for companies that are hiring to find you.

Top Job Trends

  • HTML5
  • Mobile app
  • Android
  • Twitter
  • jQuery
  • Facebook
  • Social media
  • iPhone
  • Cloud computing
  • Virtualization

If you're not a techy, and many of us aren't, brush up your social media presence and see if you can tap into social media to boost your job search.  Do keep in mind that social media skills can be self-taught. So, it's important, regardless of your area of expertise, to be familiar with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and social media, in general.  Here are tips on using social media to job search.

Related: How to Ensure Companies Can Find You | Boost Your Job Search With Social Media< /p>

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February 8, 2011 at 1:36 pm
(1) Adrian Maynard says:

Thanks Alison! That top ten really affirms the importance of technology in the hiring industry. At , you can show employers how you’ve worked with technology by being in control of your own search results and bringing the most important information to the forefront.

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