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Websites about Careers

There are many resources on the web with good information about building your career and finding the right job for you. We can recommend the following external websites as having been helpful to some of our recent graduates.

Websites for Career Information and preparation

  • Job Choices - Get resume and interview tips, and learn how to market yourself to employers.
  • WetFeet - Helping you make smarter career decisions is their byline, and there are numerous resources to help you do just that.
  • Quintessential Careers - Advice for career and job searching, including free resume posting, salary wizard, and advanced job searches.

Websites with Job/Internship Opportunities

  • Monster - Largest job posting service on the internet, with resources for career advice and networking as well.
  • Indeed - Millions of jobs from thousands of company websites, job boards, and newspapers." One search. All jobs. Indeed."
  • Careerjet - An employment search engine. In just one search access 58,279,665 jobs published on 69,772 websites in the world.

Websites for Job Market Research/Labor Statistics

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics - The Bureau of Labor Statistics meets the information needs of a rapidly changing U.S. and global economy by continuously improving its products and services, investing in its workforce, and modernizing its business processes.
  • Labor Market and Career Information (LMCI) - The Labor Market and Career Information Department (LCMI) of the Texas Workforce Commission provides statistics and analyses of the dynamics of the Texas labor market and informational products designed to support informed and educational career decisions.
  • National Assocation of Colleges and Employers (NACE) - NACE Salary Calculator is a great tool for easily obtaining accurate, reliable, and up-to-date wage information that is specific to the manufacturing industry. The search engine is easy, which saves me time, and I can feel comfortable that our wages are competitive for any specific geographical area.
  • Standardized Occupational Components for Research and Analysis of Trends in Employment System (SOCRATES) - software designed as a tool to assist local Texas planners in performing a regional labor market analysis. SOCRATES is useful for local workforce planning under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) to generate lists of Targeted Industries and Targeted Occupations.
  • O*NET - SOC AutoCoder - Employs a new theory developed by R. M. Wilson Consulting, Inc., called Thematics, that works well with Job titles, and even better with job titles plus job descriptions. In fact, in contrast to traditional keyword searches, the more information provided about a job, the better the match.

Websites of Career Exploration and Assessments

  • Texas CARES (Career Alternative Resource Evaluation System)
  • What Can I Do with this Major? - Click on any major title to access information and links. The information outlines common career areas students enter with this major, typical employers that hire students in this field and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. Understand that the areas and websites are representative of typical career paths associated with each major and are not an exhaustive list.

Websites about Technology

The following websites are good sources of information about some of the exciting things that are happening in technology. Utilizing these sites can help you stay current with what is happening now and where the new trends are heading in the fast-paced world of technology.

  • Career Guide to Industries - U.S. Government source for statistics, career overviews and outlooks for different industries, including information technology, manufacturing, trade, and transportation.
  • Adventures In Education - Advice, resources and current issues about college life in general. Includes college aid and loan calculators, forms for student aid inquiries and other great resources.