Career transition can present challenges for job seekers and their families but there are options available when you need a helping hand. Here are some Austin area resources that will help you through your transition.
Whether you desire to provide volunteer services or require financial assistance, low cost medical care or are searching for educational opportunities, we suggest investigating the services available through many local and state organizations, many of which are listed on our website.
These listings are not meant to be totally inclusive listings. These are listings for organizations with a local presence that provide services at low or no cost.
If your local organization is missing from our resources list please contact us with information on who is your target audience, what you offer to the unemployed or underemployed, and how to contact the organization.
Start with researching the labor market in your area to see what jobs and skills are in demand.
Do some career exploration and assessment to match your skills to the possible career options. These resources go well with our Career Assessment forum.
Check out sites with advice specifically aimed at older job seekers.
Do basic research on potential employers.
Get salary and interview information for potential employers.
And try out a couple of tools to help you manage your job seach contacts.
More than 100 job boards and job information sites. Included with this listing are many of the larger sites (e.g., Indeed, Monster and CareerBuilder), local organizations, and industry specific sites as well.
Sources for ongoing short term employment. Some cover many industries and skills, others specialize in specific areas.
These organizations provide services and assistance in the form of food, clothing, lodging, utilities, transportation, education, consultation, and more. Many of these same organizations provide volunteer opportunities to assist others.
Resources for skills training and education. Many of the offerings are available free or for a nominal fee. Some of these organizations provide similar volunteer opportunities.
- HIREDTexas Classes (Computer Fundamentals & Microsoft Office)
- Computer Skills
- General Education
- Small Business Development Resources
Organizations that provide health and wellness services and assistance with reduced or no cost to qualified recipients. Many of these organizations provide great volunteer opportunities for individuals looking to work in these fields or desiring to provide basic services in support of their work in these disciplines.