Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Content Strategist Job Postings Up Dramatically for 2008

Despite an economic recession that apparently goes back to December of 2007, job postings looking for Content Strategists are up 74% from April 1, 2007 to Oct 1, 2008 according the the job index site SimplyHired.com (http://www.simplyhired.com/a/jobtrends/trend/q-content+strategist)

Over the same period, the postings for Senior Content Strategists are up an astonishing 93%! (http://www.simplyhired.com/a/jobtrends/trend/q-Senior+Content+Strategist)

It seems that the value of having a content strategist as part of the core project team is being recognized, and more importantly, companies are willing to pay for it!

In looking at the graphs for the last several years, it seems that job postings go down with the new year. But if current trends continue, and the economy starts to pick up, I'd look for a boom in content strategist hiring for mid-year 2009.

If you are thinking of making the jump into content strategy, NOW would be the time to work on your portfolio and fill in as many gaps as you can.

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