If you're in sales and IT, now's the time to look for that dream job. A CareerBuilder survey finds that these two disciplines will be the most sought-after in 2014 by those planning to build staff.

But if you're in HR or R&D, learn to love your current job. Those are the two lowest-priority positions to fill for 2014.

CareerBuilder sought input from more than 2,000 professionals engaged in the hiring process. A quarter of those surveyed cited current debt level negotiations taking place in Washington as an "uncertainty" in their planning, and the percent who said they planned to increase their permanent, fulltime staff dropped from 26 percent a year ago to 24 percent this time around.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.