Yes, there are jobs out there. A shocking, jarring lot of really good jobs out there.
Yes, a lot of them are entry-level, but that’s not a bad thing. That’s a normal thing.
Most job openings are entry level because most companies promote from within. You start at the beginning because employers want you to demonstrate three basic skills. They can’t determine these skills in an interview, through a test or even by checking references (as long as you show up prepared and on time for the interview):
1. Be dependable
2. Make good decisions
3. Work well with other people
Employers can test people for these skills by giving them a job and evaluating on how they do. Entry-level jobs are the way to prove these skills. Although entry-level jobs might pay less, they can be a great way to get into a job with a future… an actual career.
How do you know if an entry-level job has a future? Just ask when you interview. Most employers want to hire people they can retain and will gladly entrust you with more responsibility if you prove yourself in an entry level job.
It costs an employer a lot when employees turn over. Also since unemployment is at a record low, most employers are looking to keep people for the long haul.