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Occupational Outlook Handbook
This website provides so much invaluable information for anyone wishing to gain information about salaries, jobs, US job trends, etc. The data is broken down by state, region, and even more detailed metro areas. The information found here can be used by someone entering the job force for the first time or someone at the twilight of their career.
This government site is very easy to navigate and you can also access the data using a smart device (Android or Apple)!! I know! Impressive right! Hey, these are free resources provided by our government!
The website shows occupations by groups, pay levels based on experience, and projected growth within a particular category by geographic region!
I believe that this resource is very valuable to everyone!
3 Ways to Use this Resource
- You can use this if you are in an annual review and wish to ask for a raise in your current position. Is your current aligned with the most recent trends? Are you being paid fairly for your efforts? Wonder no more!! Search the site and see for yourself (since companies typically restrict employees from openly discussing all things related to pay).
- If you are moving to a new region/relocating, use this resource to aid your job search! You will come to the negotiation table ready with solid salary data! Can you imagine confidently pulling a chair up to the table armed with salary data! Yes, ma’am! Sign me up!
- A new graduate entering the job market should be time reviewing the data on this site! Great way for graduates to establishing expectations! (Parents, just point them to this site and save yourself the argument!)
I wish you the best in your job search and enhancing your current position! I would love feedback on how you were able to use the data found on the OOH site! I can think of 1000 ways to engage with the information but let’s see how you do it!
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