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Starting a Summer Job? Know Your Rights

Summer is the perfect time for students to take a break from the books and go make some money. A summer job teaches responsibility, discipline, and money management. USA.gov has some great resources to help get teens and young adults started, along with reminders about youth labor laws and safety:


For more information, visit our Youth Employment page.

Many college students are looking for experience to ramp up their resumes. Volunteering in your community is a great way to start. Find opportunities with the National Park Service by state.

New Veterans Job-Search Website Connects Employers with Service Members

Service members, veterans and their families who are looking for jobs now have a one-stop shop where they can create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to search.

Because the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down veterans are in need of guidance and jobs as they transition into civilian life. The new website, ebenefits.va.gov, helps simplify the job-searching process, letting veterans and their spouses build resumes, get career training, and convert their military skills into private sector skills—all online on one website.

Veterans will have access to:

  • Quick public resume posting with an instant connection to thousands of public and private employers

  • Targeted job searches based on specific, high-demand career paths

  • A single search for both public and private sector positions

  • A military skills translator and resume generator

  • Social media integration with bookmarking capability for saving job postings

Employers will have access to:

  • A targeted feed of qualified resumes from veteran applicants

  • Reverse skills translation (military to civilian skills) for applicants

  • A showcase of their veterans hiring goals and progress toward those goals

  • Resources designed to help recruit and retain talented veteran employees

Considering a Career Change? What you Need to Know

Tired of life as an accountant, and thinking of following your passion to be a high school teacher? Many people reach a point in their lives when they’re ready for a change in careerA lot of times this can be more fulfilling, and make you happier in the long run.

But before you make the leap into a new field, be sure you have realistic and informed expectations about what your new salary is likely to be, and whether or not you’d be able to maintain your current lifestyle.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Department of Labor can give you an overview of lots of occupations, along with their median salaries and what training / degree requirements that job may require. You can also see what the job outlook is for positions, and whether that particular area is growing or in decline.

It can be both scary and satisfying to change your career path, but being properly informed and realistic about a new field of work can lessen some of the trepidation that comes with contemplating changes to your professional life.

Being an entrepreneur is part of the American spirit. Get help starting a business here.