Finding a job can be a full-time job. But sometimes, it can be just as tough for the employer. There are a lot of jobs out there that employers are really struggling to fill – mostly due to candidates not having the right skills.  According to the 2013 Talent Shortage Survey released on Tuesday by ManpowerGroup, here is the list of the top 10 hardest jobs to fill in the U.S.



1. Skilled Trades
2. Sales Representatives
3. Drivers
4. IT Staff
5. Accounting & Finance Staff
6. Engineers
7. Technicians
8. Management/Executives
9. Mechanics
10. Teachers

So, what does this list mean to a job seeker?

  • If you’re looking for a job in one of the field above; good news – you’re in demand.
  • The bad news: if you don’t have the skills for the jobs on the list, you still may have a hard time finding a job.  However, if something on this list sounds interesting, you could explore some training or educational options in these fields.

If you’d like more information from the survey, including why employers are having a tough time and what they are (or aren’t) doing about it, click here.

Jill Kempka

About Jill Kempka

Jill loves to share information about ways to keep up with the changing world of work. She focuses on quick tips, facts and helpful lists to give job seekers tactics and advice they can immediately use.