Career Development Center



Successful job seeking requires aggressive action. It requires a significant investment of time, money, energy and ego. It requires hard work. To survive in today's highly competitive and rapidly changing job market, you will need the right attitude, the right mental approach, the right preparation and a new set of survival skills. You will need... A good understanding of yourself and the right job for you... Knowledge of types of jobs and what they require... A method to help you choose and plan long-term career goals... Knowledge of effective job-seeking skills... And how to succeed on the job once you have it.


Job Market Resources


University of  Montevallo Employer List

Alabama Employment Statistics

Alabama Dept of Commerce

Birmingham Business Alliance

Companies Headquartered in Alabama

Largest Companies in Alabama

Best Law Firms in Alabama

Best Hospitals in Alabama

United Way List of Non-Profit Agencies

Alabama Schools and Principals


Job Search Platforms




Monster Jobs


The Balance|Careers




Help Wanted

Job Findah

Alabama Jobs


Resume Resources


UM Resume Writing Kit

Resume Genius

Resume Mistakes You Need to Avoid

How to Write a Great Resume
Sample Resumes

Resume Writing Tricks

What Employers Look For in a Resume

Action Verbs & Power Words



You Belong at Montevallo: Campus Tour

Univ of Montevallo: Campus Life

UM Flacon Athletics


Workplace Issues

How to Survive the First 90 Days on the Job
New Job Tips

Millennials in the Workplace

How Prepared are Today's College Graduates?

Keep Your Career Moving

Salary Negotiation Advice


Market|Industry Tools


Top 100 Best US Cities to Live In

Top Ten Largest US Cities
Top 10 US Industries

Biggest US Industries

Fortune 500

LinkedIn: Top US Companies 2021
Manta Company and Industry Database

Hoovers Company and Industry Database

Monster Company Profiles

Economics and US Metro Areas

Directory of Charities & Non-Profits

List of Non-Profit Organizations

Cost of Living Calculator

Cost of Living National Comparison





Top 100 Best US Cities to Live In

Top Ten Largest US Cities
List of Largest US Cities

Economics and US Metro Areas
List of US Metropolitan Statistical Areas


Career Exploration Tools


What Can I do With This Major?

Careers by Major

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Academic Invest: Discover Careers

Career Ship


Call to Schedule an Appointment



Send an E-Mail Message


You Belong at Montevallo: Campus Tour

The Montevallo Experience

Univ of Montevallo: Campus Life

UM Flacon Athletics







Career Development Center

University of Montevallo

Station 6262 | Montevallo, Alabama 35115

Farmer Hall, Second Floor

205-665-6262 |


UM Career Dev Center

You Belong at Montevallo: Campus Tour

The Montevallo Experience

Univ of Montevallo: Campus Life

UM Flacon Athletics


"Conducting a successful job search isn't simple, nor does it begin when you suddenly find yourself in need of a job.  The search requires ongoing preparation -- and a lot of commitment, hard work, risk-taking and luck.  The trick isn't just to get a job, but to get a job that fits you.  The job search isn't simply a matter of who will hire you now, but of what career path you'll pursue."




Job Market Information


Make the Most of Your Career

14 Quick Tips for Finding a New Job

Zip Recruiter: Job Market Trends

How to Job Hunt: 28 Dos and Doníts

Millennials in the Workplace

Ten Things Employers Want From a New Hire

10 Rules of a Good Job-Search

Glassdoor: Job Market Trends

Tech Republic: Job Market Trends


Vault: Job Market Trends

US News: Tips for the Hidden Job Market

The Balance|Careers


Interview Strategies


Interview Preparation Video

Interview Prep: Tell Me About Yourself

Tips for Your Zoom Interview

Job Interview Tips: How To Make a Great Impression

Interview Videos
STAR Method: Prepping for Behavioral Interviews
Behavioral Interview Techniques and Strategies

How to Succeed in a Virtual Interview

Ultimate Job Interview Tips
Questions With No Right or Wrong Answer
Interview Advice and Techniques
Ten Critical Interview Skills

Virtual and Video Interview Tips
Tell Me About Yourself: Job Interview Tips

How to Ace the Job Interview

Interview Reflection

Virtual Interview Strategies

Millennial Job Interview
Common Interview Questions and Answers
How To Dress for a Job Interview

"Career planning and job seeking skills have now become essential survival skills in our economy."


"Entry-level or experienced, job hunters are not skipping off to a merry-go-round ride; they're revving up for the equivalent of an athletic event, a competitive joust with thousands of other qualified applicants...  Today, job hunting requires the cunning of a military strategist and the energy of a professional quarterback...  What does it take to get a job today?  Shrewd maneuvering along with a new attitude about career and self...  Job seekers have to be tough, resilient and flexible."





Hidden Job Market

Job Hunting Tips: Best Places to Search

How to Call a Hiring Manager

How to Get a Job With No Experience

Job Hunting Tips: Unadvertised Jobs

How to Master Your Job Search

Six Ways to Crack the Hidden Job Market

Job Hunting Tips: Fastest Way to Get a Job

Go Directly to the Hiring Manager

Hidden Job Market: Finding a Job With No Competition

How to Access the Hidden Job Market

Accessing the Hidden Job Market


Career Prep Advice


Career Cruising

Buzz File

My Plan

Path Source

Live Career

Career Shift

O Net

Career Vault

Buzz File Pro

Career Spots

The Balance|Careers

Goin Global