While we’re still in a deep hole in terms of the huge numbers of jobs lost during the recession that began in 2008, we are definitely seeing unmistakable signs that the job losses have ceased. In fact, for the last two months, the US economy has added jobs. But we still have lots of lost ground to cover if we’re to simply return to pre-recessionary levels of employment. For students of the Allen School Online who may be nearing the end of their course of study, thoughts are turning to where the jobs are in this very difficult environment. To help, I have uncovered a very useful resource that I want to share with our users. It’s called the Occupational Outlook Handbook for 2010-2011. It is a website maintained by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
For hundreds of different types of jobs—such as teacher, lawyer, and nurse—the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you:
- the training and education needed
- expected job prospects
- what workers do on the job
- working conditions
In addition, the Handbook gives you job search tips, links to information about the job market in each State, and more. You can also view frequently asked questions about the Handbook.
Have a look around this useful site for good, up-to-date info on ways you can supercharge your job search.