We are committed to the personal and professional success of our students and alumni. Please take advantage of the variety of resources on this page to help you stay competitive in your field and navigate career changes.
Technology and Career Skills Courses
UT Austin’s Informal Classes offers a variety of short courses covering some of today’s most in-demand workplace skills to give your resume a boost. Check out the Career and Computer Skills page for additional course options not listed here.
Career Research Resources
Unsure about your next career move? Use the resources below to help you assess your interests and explore career paths. Then check out our programs and courses to see how we can help you reach your career goals.
- MyNextMove – Career information site providing career research, industry research, interest assessments and job search resources.
- Inside Jobs – Career site with tools to help you discover and pursue career options.
- Idealist Careers – Career site that helps purpose-driven professionals find, land and love their social impact jobs.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics – Government site with information on occupational outlooks and other employment data.
- O*Net OnLine - Career exploration and research site with greater analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics information.
- Glassdoor – Career information site with millions of company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more.
- NACE Salary Calculator – Tool with salary information by location from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
- Online Career Resources – Industry-specific career search and interview advice from the University of Texas.
- Texas Reality Check - Calculator estimating how much money would need to make to to cover living expenses in different situations
Whether you are looking to change careers or advance your skills, we recommend spending some time reading articles on the sites below. If you have more time, check out some of the books as well.
- It's Your Career – CPE's blog provides insights, tips and tools for professionals interested in a variety of career-related topics.
- The Muse Career Advice – Website with articles and advice on job searching and career advancement updated regularly.
- LinkedIn Official Blog – Blog with career and job search tips.
- What Color is Your Parachute? 2020 Edition: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard N. Bolles
- Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath
- The Renaissance Soul: How to Make Your Passions Your Life – A Creative and Practical Guide by Margaret Lobenstine
- Professional Networking Guide from the Moody college career services department
Job Search Preparation
Does your resume need a touch-up? Do you want to get better prepared in order to ace that job interview? These sites give great tips on resume building and interview skills/preparation.
- Resume tips from Monster.com – Website with resume and cover letter tips and examples.
- Glassdoor resume tips blog – Blog with tips on creating or updating resumes.
- Monster.com interview preparation – Website with information for interview preparation and follow-up.
- The Balance interview tips – Website with interview tips.
- Interviewing - A guide from the UT College of Liberal Arts on multiple interview styles and techniques
- ZipRecruiter Resources for Entering the Workforce - Website with resume, job search, and interview guidance