September 24th, 2009 by Sarah Laleman Ward
Need a job? Most of us do! In addition to visiting the Career Development Center on Hunter’s campus for assistance with all aspects of career development, the government wants to help you out.
Studentjobs.gov is a free resource for students from high school through graduate school who are interested in government jobs. At last glance, their database had over 14,000 jobs available!!
You can also look up just about any job you can think of in the Occupational Outlook Handbook to find out what kind of training you need for specific jobs, the ballpark salary, the prospects for your chosen field in the future, and under what kind of conditions you can expect to work. Published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Occupational Outlook Handbook is an excellent resource to help you answer the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
For example…say you’ve always wanted to be a blackjack dealer in Las Vegas. Well, good news for you – Gaming Services Occupations are expected to grow more quickly than the average, and are no longer limited to Nevada and New Jersey. But you may need a degree in gaming or hospitality, so get to work!