Last weekend, my brother graduated from college. Lucky for him, he already has a job. But many people aren’t so lucky. My cousin, though not a grad, is out of school for the summer and can’t find work. She’s stuck as my nanny until the school year starts up again. But being my nanny isn’t the only “interesting” job out there.
Beth Cook, who represents Craig’s List, points out that there are a number of jobs available. And that Craig’s List can be a good place to look. They may not pay a ton, but in this economy, sometimes money is money. Here are some of the more interesting suggestions Cook offered:
Personally, I think being part of a cooking/baking focus group would be awesome. And there are other focus group opportunities out there. My husband’s brother (who designs video games) has participated in looking for game focus groups. Of course, I’d expect such jobs to be competitive.
There are also some entry level jobs for those of you who are more interested in “real” work:
To do these jobs, though, you need training. If you are graduating, your university likely has some sort of career center or job placement help department. Check it out and see what’s available. Colleges have an interest in helping grads find work, since it helps them recruit when they have a high placement rate.
And, if you can’t get a job, there’s always an internship. You won’t get paid much (if anything), but you will get experience. And that can give you an edge later on.