Below are a list of Job Search Tools for all students in Education, Kinesiology, and Youth & Community Studies.
- UT Career Services' Facebook, College of Education
- Online Career Resources (this link organizes career resources from each college and school at the University of Texas at Austin)
- Work In Texas - Texas Workforce Commission
- AAEE Job Board
- ASCD Job Ramp
- National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
- Career Builder
- College Grad Job Hunter
- Equal Opportunity Publications
- Simply Hired
- Quintessential Career and Job-Hunting Resources Guide
- Texas Exes
- PAN Job Readiness and Leadership Skills Platform
- Affordable Colleges Online
- USA Jobs
- Learn How to Become
Kinesiology and Health Education
UT Sport Management - information about the UT sport management program and resources for those interested in sport related careers.
ASA Entertainment - action sports company that is always seeking great people to join their team.
Cadence Sports - Austin area company seeking staff to assist with various events throughout the year.
Re:Search International - specializes in the global recruitment of accomplished executives and managers for the footwear, apparel and sporting goods industries.
Disabled Sports USA - search for jobs with Disabled Sports USA which offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent disability.
Entertainment Careers - search for jobs in the entertainment industry.
ESPN - search for a job with the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities.
First Job in Sports - was developed specifically for those seeking entry-level positions in the sports field. You will not find any executive level positions or any positions that require more than three years experience on this site.
General Sports - is the perfect setting for goal-oriented, self-motivated individuals who are willing to go the extra mile to ensure the success of each and every project.
Golfing Careers - is the leading golf employment resource on the web providing unparalleled resources to job seeking golf professionals and employers, unmatched job postings and a community to network with fellow golfing professionals.
Golfsurfin - features a free job board, a résumé listing service, an e-mail alert system and more.
Houston Rockets & Toyota Center - part-time and full-time employment opportunities.
Houston Texans - job openings with the Texans and their affiliates.
IMG World - worldwide IMG opportunities in the area of sports, entertainment and media.
Jobs in Sports - has been expediting the job search of tens of thousands of people as they find their dream sports jobs and sports internships in marketing, events, promotions, sales, media, administration, management, coaching, health, fitness & recreation.
NAIA - offers several career opportunities, both with our member institutions and our national offices.
NBA & WNBA - career opportunities in the NBA, WNBA and NBA Development League.
NCAA - information on careers in college athletics.
Nike - opportunities and career areas for Nike.
NRG Park - job opportunities with NRG Park in Houston, Texas.
Octagon - job opportunities in the North American region.
PGA - job openings with the PGA Tour.
Sher-Co - a Sales Agent Recruiter who builds sales forces for sports and ath-leisure companies.
Sports Group International - is an executive search firm serving client companies in the sporting goods and recreational products industries.
STACK Velocity Sports Performance - nationwide opportunities in various career areas.
Team Work Online - an online job board/applicant tracking system to assist in recruiting and identifying the most appropriate candidates for an open sports position.
Texas Stars Hockey - various job openings with the Cedar Park Center and the Texas Stars.
US Golf Jobs - provides you with everything you need to know, from researching the industry to accepting a position.
US Olympic Committee - various job openings with the USOC.
Work in Sports - is a sports industry employment resource featuring hard-to-find sports jobs and internships nationwide.
Youth and Community Studies
Non-Profit Search Engines:
- The Bridgespan Group
- Mission Capital
- Texas Non Profits
- Work for Good
Other Job Search Resources:
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Through the course of your education, internships, extracurricular activities, and work, you have developed skills in many areas. Work skills -- also called job skills -- are the competencies you need to perform tasks the job requires.
If you've researched, written, edited, and presented papers for a class, you've used skills that are not limited to that class, but are transferable to many situations or occupations. A prospective employer expects you to apply the skills you have learned to the work environment.
But sometimes, it's hard to identify your OWN skills and know how to transfer them into different fields.
By identifying your skills and knowing the "language" to describe and discuss skills, you can better communicate your value to potential employers.
You will use the "language of skills" throughout your professional life when you:
- Write a resume.
- Read about a job opening.
- Go for a job interview.
- Talk with your supervisor.
- Ask for a raise.
- Seek a promotion.
- Change your career.
According to the 2012 National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Job Outlook Survey, the top 10 qualities/skills employers seek are:
- Ability to work in a team structure.
- Ability to verbally communicate with persons inside and outside the organization.
- Ability to make decisions and solve problems.
- Ability to obtain and process information.
- Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work.
- Ability to analyze quantitative data.
- Technical knowledge related to the job.
- Proficiency with computer software programs.
- Ability to create and/or edit written reports.
- Ability to sell or influence others.
Without fail, communication skills and team work rank high on the list of skills employers want year after year. Which of the top ten skills do you excel in? How have you demonstrated these? How can you develop them further?
"Transferable Skills: What Do You Do Well?" will help you identify your skills and give you the language to communicate them. Also, it will help you find areas that you need to develop. Finally, you should be able to provide a brief example of how you have used each skill.
Teachers: Transferable Skills
Sometimes you train to be a teacher, but can’t find a teaching position or you finish the program and realize that you do not want to teach.
How do you translate your teaching education and experiences into terms a private sector employer will understand and value? What transferable skills do you have?
In addition to the information previous section, consider the following examples as you identify transferable skills that you gained through teaching and the Professional Development Sequence.
Teachers are passionate and committed.
Teachers tend to be passionate about helping people. In spite of many obstacles, you persevere in order to get the job done. You perform above and beyond normal standards because you want your students to succeed.
Employers want people who can power through the rough patches and get the job done.
Teachers are creative and innovative.
In an era of low budgets and student iPhones, classroom teachers have to think outside the box in order to provide engaging and meaningful learning experiences.
Companies need employees who can innovate in order to bring success to a client, program, or system.
Teachers are effective communicators.
Teachers are adept at communicating verbally and in writing to different audiences – students, administration, and parents, etc. Each of these interactions requires a different communication style tailored to the audience’s level.
The private sector requires effective communicators. It comes down to knowing one’s audience and assessing its needs, a skill that teachers are constantly perfecting.
Teachers are multi-taskers.
Teachers simultaneously monitor 20 to 30 students per class, explain the lesson, assess, react, and adapt to individual student and class progress on a constant basis. Teachers are the epitome of multi-tasking.
In fast-paced businesses, it’s crucial that employees juggle several tasks or projects at once while maintaining focus and cool.
Teachers are planners and organizers.
Organizational and planning skills are some of the most transferable abilities a teacher possesses. Teachers conduct long-term lesson planning and short-term preparation for individual student needs. Teachers constantly think about how to organize their day, student exercises, and parent/teacher meetings. Most teachers’ organizational and planning competencies include time management, scheduling, coordinating resources, and meeting deadlines.
Companies need employees who can stay organized and focused on the projects at hand and managers to keep everyone focused.
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