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Many resolve to seek better job, survey finds

Survey by finds 38 percent of Americans resolve to get new, better jobs. Oklahoma recruiters confirm the findings.
by Paula Burkes Published: January 6, 2013

A new or better job is among the new year resolutions of more than one-third of Americans, according to findings released last week by a leading job search engine.

In a survey of 1,000 people, 38 percent of respondents said a new job is one of their 2013 resolutions, according to, which reported handling 54 percent of all job search traffic in the U.S.

Indeed found the occupations with the greatest employer demand include registered nurses, customer service representatives, software quality assurance engineers/testers, sales managers and representatives, retail store managers and associates, software engineers, physical therapists, accountants and auditors, truck drivers and occupational therapists.

Based on postings per 1,000 people, the top cities hiring include San Jose, Calif., Washington, D.C., Raleigh, N.C., Hartford, Conn., and Boston. But Oklahoma recruiters report similar trends.

Oklahoma City human resources expert James Farris agrees with Indeed's findings, and adds sales professionals to jobs in greatest demand here.

Some job seekers see the economy stabilizing and feel like they can look for a better job, Farris said. “Others,” he said, “would like to get into a career field that better fits their desires.”

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by Paula Burkes
A 1981 journalism graduate of Oklahoma State University, Paula Burkes has more than 30 years experience writing and editing award-winning material for newspapers and healthcare, educational and telecommunications institutions in Tulsa, Oklahoma...
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