“One thing my mother always tells me is ‘blessed is he who gets paid for what he would do for free.’ I think about that every day. I mean, I play the trumpet for a living. Life is good.” - Irvin Mayfield, Jazz Trumpeter
From the field: “It is one of the greatest joys of my life. To be able to live my life in a way that brings me such great pleasure and, I hope, brings beauty into the life of others.” -Denyce Graves. Opera Singer/Performer
Recording artists are singers or musicians who perform on stage, radio, television, or in motion pictures, and who often write their own music. From the field: ”That's what I love about [songwriting] – that it helps me to connect with people. It helps me to know myself, it helps others to know me." – Adesha Adefela
This Job/Opportunity Search groups jobs by category and then provides links for job seekers. It also list competitions, grants and awards, job search and application tips, and other professional resources.
Each article offers detailed career information, sidebars, and other user-friendly features, including a new Career Ladder, which shows common career paths for each profession, and Tips for Entry.
Commercial Job Sites
These commercial sites have job listings, some internships, information on employers, on-line job fairs, advice on job hunting, and places where you can post your resume for free. There are many others.
Tutorials and e-books to help with job preparation, career advancement, and college readiness, as well as practice tests and a video on how to take a test; includes Job & Career Accelerator: Explore occupations, Find a job, Build resumes and cover letters, Prepare to apply and interview. Learning Express (and not ACC) requires that you register for a free account to access.