April’s hiring activity by job title changed little from the previous month, as three of the four managerial levels surveyed by the Index enjoyed respectable gains. However, unlike in March when C-Level hiring dropped by two points, this time it was the availability of VP jobs that slipped, dropping one point to an Index score of 88. VP hiring had been on pace to overtake Manager this month as the most-available managerial job title, but instead wound up finishing in third place, just behind Director.
READING THE INDEX: The CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index measures all Index scores against a base year of 2007, where the number of job listings available online during each month of 2007 = 100 points. This means that a score that is < 100 indicates the number of job listings for a given month is less than during the same month in 2007, while a value > 100 means that more jobs are available than were during the same month in 2007.
- Table of Job Posting Index scores by Job Level, Jan 2008 - April 2010:
|Index Month||C-Level||VP Level||Director Level||Manager Level|
After enduring a whopping, 33-point loss in job availability between August and November of 2009, C-Suite hiring has enjoyed a steady recovery over the past few months, and the level boasted the biggest gains in April, as hiring job availability increased by eight points. That said, C-Suite hiring activity is still well behind other managerial positions, and it trails third place VP by 12 points.
- Chart of Job Posting Index scores by Job Title, Jan 2008 - April 2010: