A Quick Guide to Navigating A Challenging Job Market

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A Quick Guide to Navigating A Challenging Job Market

Whether you’ve been on the lookout for employment or an opportunity to improve your current situation, navigating the job market through unpredictable times is tough.

Even though it may not seem like it, this is the perfect time to think about what you want to do with your life and find the right career. Here are a couple of ideas to help you find the right job for you:

Consider the Statistics

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of unemployed people went from 1.4 million to 7.1 million from mid-March to the beginning of April. Recent figures also state that at least 26 million Americans have now filed for unemployment aid as businesses have been forced to close. While these sharp increases reflect the effects of the coronavirus and the efforts to contain it, even in the best of times, the number of recent college graduates who can’t find a job is exceeding the rest of the general population.

The good news, there will always be a demand for professionals who strive to provide safety, security, and make a difference. Law enforcement job opportunities at the California Highway Patrol are growing and CHP is always hiring. This may be a chance for you to find a job you love.

Don’t Limit Yourself

Switching careers and doing something that’s more meaningful and gives you purpose doesn’t always require a sacrifice. If you’re looking to pivot into a field where you can make a real difference in the world and the lives of others, you don’t have to take a step back and start over financially. You will get the necessary training to start your career at the world-renowned CHP Academy. At the CHP Academy, you will receive free room and board and be paid during training.

By the way, you don’t have to feel like you’re “wasting” your college degree. One out of five college graduates end up in a career that has nothing to do with their field of study. So, you’re not alone. At CHP, your college degree is valued and can even earn you additional specialty pay.

The California Highway Patrol has an average starting salary in the high $90,000’s, making it one of the top paying law enforcement jobs in the nation! Also, you can count on generous benefits like health insurance and annual leave, but most importantly – a rewarding future!

Are you made for more? Explore CHP opportunities, email a recruiter at recruiting@chp.ca.gov or call direct at 916.843.3275 (toll-free at 1.888.422.4756) to find dream jobs you’re looking for.