Instructions for Project #1
Using your income from your current job or using income from a future job that you are planning on having after graduating from college, construct a budget.
Searching for a job: Using a daily newspaper or an online search engine, find the monthly income/salary which will be used as your income in your personal budget.
Additional information can be found at the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Statistics (http://stats.bls.gov/oco/home.htm).
You may also take the research above to confirm and/or project what you should be earning if you intend to use your current job to complete this assignment.
Use the Personal Budget spreadsheet from Doc Sharing to enter your income from your current job or the income from the job that you are planning on having, then enter the rest of the details based on this personal income (expenses, spending, etc.).
Write a short paper (two page maximum, double spaced, APA format) on your job and budget; it should include the following as a minimum:
- a job description;
- reasons why you would like to have his job;
- a salary; and
- a discussion and explanation of how this dream job will or will not help you achieve your personal goals based on the outcome of your budget.