I took a chance looking up what a school district had to offer for jobs. My image of a school was that it was only for teachers, cooks, and custodians. But to my surprise there were all kinds of jobs that fit many areas such as psychology, communications, computer science, speech, sports, and languages. And no, these aren’t teaching jobs either. I was amazed at what I found.

Edward Brewer sued Providence Hospital for failing to prevent him from raping a patient there. Yes, that’s right. He committed a crime and blamed the hospital for not stopping him.

That’s not all though, career fairs are around all the time and taking advantage of those could be a life changer. I was just looking for a fun summer job being a raft guide and it turned out the company I was applying to could also offer me an internship with the Pennsylvania Department of conservation and Natural Resources.

If you think you have what it takes to run your own business and be your own boss, then consider becoming a life coach. You might need another job to supplement your income at first. Check out “So You’re Thinking About Becoming a life Coach?” for some more insight.

Choose a quiet place to do your job search with a computer, phone and personal calendar. This could be at home, the library or your local career center.

Network with your neighbors. Seventy to eighty percent of jobs are found through networking, so get out there and talk to the people you know. Tell everyone you’re related to, everyone you see each day and everyone you meet (association members, friends of friends, airplane seatmates) that you are looking for a job and you’d love any advice or ideas they can provide. Most people are happy to offer some suggestions-or, even better, a hot lead.

If you are very flexible, want to travel, and can tolerate low pay for a few years, this might be a great option for you. As a peace corps volunteer, you will make a difference in the lives of people in need. For advice on becoming a member of the Peace Corps, read “Ten Reasons to Join the Peace Corps” and “Pros and Cons of Joining the Peace Corps.” This will also look fabulous on your resume.