Help Wanted: Career expectations vs. reality

In this week’s Help Wanted: Are your career expectations out of line with reality? Your high school student’s may be.

A new survey from CareerBuilder found that high school students’ expectations are high. They’re more likely than current workers to associate success with the following three things: a sense of accomplishment, the ability to make a positive impact on other people’s lives, and making a lot of money. 

In fact, high school students today were nearly three times as likely as current workers to say they need to make $200,000 or more to be successful. 

One in four current workers said they’d feel successful making less than $50,000 a year.

To see the full survey from CareerBuilder, click here.

The Kentucky Career Center wanted us to pass along the these upcoming job fairs:

1.) LYNX Services is hosting an on-site job fair at their facility on Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Applicants can go to their location at 101 Marshall Court in Paducah to attend, after completing the application online by clicking here. The positions start at $9 an hour.

2.) Crown Services has immediate openings for servers, bartenders, hosts/hostesses, and in housekeeping, laundry and golf maintenance. They will host a hiring event at the Paducah Career Center at 416 S. 6th St. on Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. You are advised to bring I-9 documentation, as there are often on-the-spot hires.

3.) Dippin’ Dots will host an event on Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Paducah Career Center at 416 S. 6th St. to interview production candidates.

4.) Lowes will host an event on Sept.17 at the Paducah Career Center at 416 S. 6th St. to fill multiple full- and part-time positions.

If there’s a job opening you’d like us to pass along to others, let me know about it by emailing me at

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