How to Get a Job That Will Actually Pay You
Posted On June 17, 2021
If you’re unemployed and want a job, the easiest thing you can do is get one.
In a report issued by the National Employment Law Project (NELP), the nonprofit research organization, the unemployment rate for unemployed Americans in December was 3.9%.
That’s slightly lower than the 5.6% average rate during the depths of the financial crisis in 2009, but it still is well above the 7.3% average for the broader U.S. labor market.
But even if you’re still not getting any kind of job, there are ways to get your feet wet.
Here are six ways to find a job that will actually pay you.
Check out your local job fair.
Some job fairs offer temporary jobs, while others have full-time openings.
If you have a degree, you can look into internships at local colleges and universities, or apply to internships through the National Institutes of Health.
Even if you don’t have a college degree, there’s plenty of work to be found in jobs that pay a decent wage, such as bartenders and waiters.
And some of those jobs pay well, too.
Take a look at these jobs in Washington, D.C., and you’ll find a few that pay well and are not necessarily seasonal.
If that doesn’t sound like your type of job to you, try a summer job that’s not seasonal.
Some of the summer jobs in D. C. are seasonal, while other positions pay well.
Here’s an overview of the seasonal job openings at various restaurants in the area: Restaurant in Washington D., D.,U.S.,October 3, 2019 (Credit: D.