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Observed: You Know the Industry is Booming When…

I will be the first to admit it wasn’t a scientific survey, however by my reckoning our industry is exploding. (Insert collective sigh of relief here.) Here are the three reasons why I say this:
First, all the recruiters that I know are busier than they’ve ever been in years. In fact, some of the recruiting firms are hiring recruiters themselves to deal with the workload!
Second, the number of online job postings related to Internet marketing has skyrocketed. Workopolis, Monster, and Yahoo! HotJobs are bursting at the seams, and even the smaller job posting boards are bulging. MultiMediator’s Betaville Classifieds (full disclosure: it’s one of my ventures) passed the 100 job postings threshold for the first time ever a few weeks ago. Six months ago, you’d be lucky to see 25 postings there.
Third, and finally, I’ve been helping a colleague find a new position this month, and in doing so I contacted about 20 Internet marketing firms I have a relationship with. Almost all of them were hiring and wanted to meet with her. She’s now in the enviable position of being courted by multiple potential employers.
Is your company hiring? Are you contemplating a move? What’s your perspective on the current job market?


  1. Ken Schafer
    Ken Schafer April 18, 2005

    I’m feeling the same thing Bill. It’s nice to see the industry alive and full of growth and ideas again.
    Employers on a search for talent should of course take us up on our free Paid Job Listings while they are in fact still free.

  2. mose
    mose April 20, 2005

    I agree – I have spoken to a few folks – not only in TO, but out west and in Montreal. Seems things are heating up.

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