I have read with interest several articles and letters stating that the "job market is still slow" or that there are no jobs. After working for two years helping others to secure employment, I have come to the conclusion that this is seldom the case — even in hard economic times. Those who say that the market is slow are really saying they cannot find the type of job they would like. If I have a teaching degree and I cannot find a job teaching school, that does not mean that there is no work to be had. I am not suggesting that a teacher should start applying at McDonald's, but I have suggested to more than one family bread winner that they should find temporary manual labor employment in order to pay the bills. You are only stuck in a "dead-end job" if you do not pursue other employment. And there are opportunities to be had.