Got a question about the CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index? Check out our FAQ file here. Detailed information on Career Levels used in the Index Within a typical company in the US, there are four major career levels each with a base title in the corporate hierarchy. The four levels are: C-Level, Vice President, Director and Manager.
The number of online job postings for U.S. managers and executives rose for the first time last month since November, a sign that hiring activity for salaried professionals is finally starting to improve. CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index May 2009 Hiring Overall Hiring by Job Title Hiring by Region The CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index, a new hiring index that measures managerial recruitment activity nationally, found that the number of job openings posted online for C-level, VP, director and other salaried candidates had an index value of 56.6 in May 2009, up from 41.4 in April 2009. The index uses data from each matching month of 2007 as its base, with monthly index values for that year equaling 100.
The CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index has tracked the online job market since January 2007. At the start of each month, the research team searches for jobs on select major job boards and also on job search engines (sometimes referred to as aggregators). Using search words to retrieve jobs for different levels of management across dozens of geographies (both cities and states), the teams then review the returns to determine the number of real, relevant jobs that exist in each geography, at each career level, and on each job site.
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