Looking for work can be a long and challenging process. The current wisdom says that the average job search takes about one month for every $10,000 you're looking to earn. But, who can afford to be out of work for that long? Recent college graduates currently shoulder an average of $30,100 in student loan debt. So, perhaps it makes sense to do a little something to make money while waiting for that first big offer.
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In response to this need, FlexJobs recently released a list of high-paying side jobs for recent college grads. Each of the positions on the list offer part-time scheduling options, allow work-from-home opportunities, require skills that recent college graduates likely possess, and pay more than double the federal minimum wage.
Median Hourly Rate: $17.49
An English major, or any recent grad with excellent writing skills, might enjoy working as proofreader while they work on finding permanent employment. Proofreaders can work with a vast variety of materials for many different kinds of organizations. They need to catch errors, but they also need to watch for consistency and that all of the assigned guidelines have been met. Although employers often require prior experience for these positions, a relevant degree might help you get a foot in the door.