When I first got out of college, I was without a job and did not know what I was going to do. It seemed as though there weren’t very many options available to me even though I had a college degree. This was something that was very frustrating to me, as I had just spent a whole lot of money on my education only to struggle to find work. Then a friend of mine suggested that I become a notary in Illinois. I knew nothing about this at first, and so I decided that I would look into it a little bit further. As it turns out, notary publics do make a somewhat respectable wage. However, the wage is not the only benefit to the job. Some of the other benefits include the fact that I would be mostly in control of my hours, and that having this experience would definitely help me to find better work in the future.
The only downside to trying to become a notary in the state of Illinois was the fact that I would have to pay a fee in order to get a license. Still, this fee is far less than it costs to go to school, so I kind of wished I had thought about it prior to actually going to college. I decided to apply to be a notary. I paid the fee and got my license. I have now been working as a notary for a few years now, and while the pay is not great, it is a job that I do not mind at all.
I am still hoping that my experience will pay off and I will be able to earn a better salary in the future, but this is definitely a good start for me.