Knowing exactly when to being a job search isn’t the same for everyone.
Some recruiters might recommend waiting until just after Labor Day; others say it’s best to start looking in December. Professional Staffing Group’s Aaron Green simply says:
“The best time to look for a job is whenever you need one…there’s no other ‘right time.'”
Despite what you hear from staffing agencies or think you’ve learned during your years in a certain industry, when you’re looking for new employment it’s never a bad idea to go with the numbers.
According to Glassdoor’s list of the 25 Best Jobs in America for 2016, there’s growth on the horizon for PR and marketing professionals. At least that’s what the numbers show. Glassdoor assigned each profession on its list a 5-point score, which included one vital piece of information useful to job seekers—current number of job openings.
Product manager came in at No. 8 on the list, the highest for the PR and marketing industry. Part of the allure of this positon—it scored 4.5 out of 5 on the Glassdoor scale—is the roughly 6,600 job openings available.
Marketing manager was at ranked No. 14, boasting just over 2,500 jobs, according to Glassdoor’s database. One such opportunity is a product marketing manager position with the ride-booking service Lyft, based in San Francisco.
Candidates for that position should possess three or more years in Web development and content management; SEO experience is a plus.
Knowledge of how to analyze and employ customer insights to develop strategy, positioning and provide feedback is preferred.
Not the job for you? See what else we have in our weekly professional picking:
Director of digital marketing— Generation Brands (Illinois)
Public relations assistant— Vanguard Events (North Carolina)
Content marketing intern— Leanplum (California)
Public relations coordinator— LEGO Group (Massachusetts)
Online marketing associate— BlaBlaCar (Italy)
Public relations intern— SAGE Publications (California)
Account executive (sports marketing)— iHeartMedia (Minnesota)
Public relations coordinator— Shinola (New York)
Trade marketing analyst— L’Oréal (Peru)
Promotional public relations assistant— Empowerment Marketing (Illinois)
Marketing director— Stage Entertainment (Russia)
Editor— Newsday Media Group (New York)
Managing editor— Sourcebooks (Illinois)
Social media and public relations coordinator— Downlite International (Ohio)
Assignment editor/morning— CBS Television Distribution (New York)
Public relations manager— ASTM International (Pennsylvania)
Marketing executive— EBS.tv (United Kngdom)
E-commerce marketing assistant— Paris Presents (Illinois)
Public relations manager— DraftKings (New York)
Associate brand manager— LEGO Group (Connecticut)
Writer, internal communications— Aon Hewitt (Illinois)
Beauty public relations manager— Krupp Kommunications (New York)
Senior marketing manager— Sky (United Kingdom)
Planning and assignment editor— CCTV-America (Washington, D.C.)
Communications officer, editorial and digital content— Walton Family Foundation (Arkansas)
Events producer— Marcus Evans Group (Illinois)
Trade marketing manager— BBC Worldwide (United Kingdom)
Associate director, digital media— Annalect (Illinois)
Brand manager—All England Lawn Tennis Club (United Kingdom)
Vice president of corporate communications— Rubenstein Public Relations (New York)
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