Did You Know?   Job Trend Sources

Most business journals or magazines have articles on job trends that are developing now or in the next 5-10 years.    Are you afraid to get out of your field?    Study everything on the subject first so you will know what to expect if and when you change fields.



“Understanding some of the trends that shape the job market can help narrow your search.  If you are looking for job security and growth, you’ll want to focus on the industries that are adding the most new jobs in the next decade.”


https://www.bls.gov/ces/           The Bureau of Labor Statistics


  • Entrepreneur
  • Forbes
  • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Fast Company
  • Inc.
  • USA Today
  • Fortune
  • The Atlantic


Your local library has thousands of books on topics such as becoming:

  • Molecular biologists
  • Sports medicine doctors
  • Software developers
  • Chefs
  • Life guards
  • Midwives
  • Actors
  • Singers
  • Dancers

You name it—the library has a book for that!   What one library branch doesn’t have—another branch does and your library can order it!   I love libraries! My first job was as a page in the Enoch Pratt Free Library in my East Baltimore neighborhood.  The library is where I became fascinated with books and journals.   I ended up working in libraries for most of my life.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and was one of my favorite books to look at when I worked in a college library.  It gave career information on duties, education, training, pay, and job outlook for a multitude of careers.

Here’s another interesting book:

Top 100 Careers Without A Four-Year Degree:  Your Complete Guidebook to Good Jobs in Many Fields, by Laurence Shatkin

Submitted by Rosa L. Griffin




Did you know? Free Annual Credit Reports

That you can get a FREE copy of each of your 3 credit reports (Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian) once every year?

Go to http://www.annualcreditreport.com.        You can even get your credit score for under $10.

However, they suggest that you not create your account on mobile devices.   Also, Equifax recently had a huge hacking incident.   See Katie Lobosco’s CNN article https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/money/2017/09/07/pf/victim-equifax-hack-how-to-find-out/index.html to find out if your account was hacked.