Make Your Next Job a Better Job

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Maybe you’re unemployed. Or maybe a job change seems a distinct possibility.

That happens a lot, these days. Fortunately, you have choices.

The detailed list of professions from the Bureau of Labor Statistics[1] lists more than eight hundred choices. You won’t find 800+ opportunities in your immediate neighborhood, but should be a handful, at least. More than one!

Exploring the options

The Department of Labor will help you find that career. They offer free, easy way to explore different professions. If you’re interested, head over to O-Net Online[2]

The job you want is in the career you want.

Have you considered other careers in your current (or most recent) job search? Take a few seconds to answer this poll:

In your most recent job search, did you consider other professions?

Find the best employers

If you have found your ideal profession, that’s great. And if you’re happily employed, that’s even better! If something is still not quite right, you may have the wrong employer.

You can learn from the experiences of others by checking out Glassdoor.com[3] or Indeed.com[4]. Both are free websites. On both, thousands of current and former employees have reviewed their companies.

Glassdoor also lists high, low, and average salaries for different jobs, along with interview tips, and links to company websites where you can apply for open jobs.

Indeed puts more focus on job searching. They get over 100 million visits per month, mostly for their promise of “one search, all jobs”. While considering one of those companies, you can also see ratings by current and former employees.

[1] US Department of Labor Occupation Statistics (all states)
[2] O-Net Online (data from Bureau of Labor Statistics)
[3] Glassdoor.com
[4] Indeed.com

If you get a chance to check out these resources, or have any other observations/recommendations from your career search, please share your experiences below. Thanks again!

George Pond

If the internet is like a sea, George is the guy you see fishing along the shore. All sorts of good and bad ideas surface each day. He casts out for career development tricks and tools, hoping to land the best of them to share at WageScope.com.

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