Please help a high school graduate find where to look for a decent paying job.
November 21, 2012 6:00 PM Subscribe
You are a high school graduate with no other experience and credentials. You need a higher-paying job to be able to support yourself. What do you do?
posted by Autumn to Work & Money (26 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I have a job but I don't make a living wage, and I decided to find something with decent pay because I'm failing at supporting myself and in a lot of debt. I do want to return to school and make a living in my current field, but right now I can't afford the monthly payments and financial aid does not provide enough support for me to continue. I don't expect to make much, maybe $15/hr, just enough that I can afford to pay my monthly bills... which are quite high because of debt im strugglin to keep up payments on.
Most jobs I've seen with wages around that area require experience. The jobs I seem to qualify for make minimum wage or slightly above it. I check craigslist, monster.com and snagajob.com. Where else do I need to be looking? I hear stories of people getting jobs in factories and such to support themselves, but I don't see jobs like that listed online. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.