Current Job Market
The economical crisis of 2008 affected many countries in the world. Even, the economics of the first world power as United States was not spared of this tragedy, 50 millions of American are poor, in this sense, the American government need to create 4 millions of state jobs to having an economic condition equal to before 2008, not counting the 1.5 millions of persons who will enter to job market per year.
Fortunately, the American government is achieving this objective, a clear example of this achieve is the decrease of people claiming unemployment insurance benefits as result of the declines of layoffs and improving job market.
The job market in United States is a system of market based in free dismissal therefore its labor market is dynamic and growing. Any company and employer can layoff to their workers without reason or explication, except racial reason; in this case a judge can take action on the matter. Also, despite of American laws agree with free dismissal, this process no is cheaper by the companies that want dispense with the services of a worker. In this way, a common work contract contains clauses which have the terms of unemployment insurance benefits and compensation for dismissal. Other benefits for the worker that are describing in a work contract are the level of minimum wage, which varies from state to state, hours of sleep, work of minors inter alia.
These flexible conditions of American job market generate work and workstation every day, encourages companies to hire and the workers can move to a better workstation. Other important factor is the low remuneration of unemployment insurance that anime worker to search work as fast as possible.
JOB EXPERIENCE WITHOUT SALARY
Progressively, it is received knowledge that you will need work experience prior to applying for your first job, and that, especially in the arts, this will presumably have been unpaid. The number of graduates has been growing quickly over the past few years, with employment competition becoming something difficult, but do you really need to offer yourself as a slave just to get a foot in the door, and how valuable will such experience be considered by others?
If you want to work for nothing, make a point that it is on your terms and for your benefit, maybe to try out a particular company, or to determine if you like a specific area of work. Don't persist too long in this sort of position, a pair of months at most; learn as much as you can, ensure that the situation is to your benefit, not others.
The dilemma of working for nothing is that the value of any commodity, including your experience, is decided by cost; if you are prepared to work for nothing it is likely that is exactly the value placed upon your experience when you apply for your first paid job. At the very least, try to make sure that you are reimbursed all travel costs, price of lunch and so on, calculate how much money you need for expenses and ask for at least this much.
If two applicants have similar experience, but one has been paid then this will be more highly valued than that gained through unpaid work. Basically, you are more valuable if you were paid than if not.