Career Development Center




The UM Career Development Center provides services, resources, and assistance to all UM graduates and alumni. We offer support to job starters and job changers alike.


The UM Career Development Center is happy to offer flexible scheduling for recent graduates, long-time graduates, and lifelong alumni. We offer extended sessions, video consultation (Zoom platform), telephone consultation, or e-mail exchange to accommodate individuals who travel long distances or who live out of state.


UM Career Development Center

UM Alumni Affairs Department



Professional Tools


Career Planning | For UM graduates and alumni, the Career Development Center offers professional and comprehensive services to address career planning issues... Career Counseling, Career Consultation, Career Coaching, Career Exploration, Career Assessment, Personality Testing, Goal Setting, Decision Making


Job Market Strategies | The UM Career Development Center provides the necessary tools and assistance to ensure success in the job market... Job Market Information, Job Search Strategies. Networking Techniques, Prospecting Techniques, Follow Up Strategies, Job Market Campaign, Career Opportunities, Contacts and Referrals


Professional Resources

Resume Resources

Career Planning Information

Career Exploration Resources

Job Market Tools

Skills Employers Value

Special Issues

Grad School Application

Job Loss Resources



Job Market Tools | The UM Career Development Center offers professional help to candidates in the job market... Resume and CV Writing, Resume Review and Critique. Cover Letter Writing, Interview Skills and Preparation, Interview Coaching, Mock Interviews, Professional Portfolio, and more.


Professional Tools | The UM Career Development Center addresses your professional development needs... Interview Attire, Professional Appearance, Etiquette and Protocol, Negotiation Skills, Letters of Recommendation, Reference List, Writing Samples, Graduate School Application


Real World Tips for College Grads
Fall Forward, Dream Big, Take Chances, Change Your Life
Welcome to the Real World

Beyond Specific Skills to a New Way of Thinking
Tim Minchin: Live to Learn
Rules to Follow to Get Ahead in Your Career

Transition Tips for New College Grads

Get Noticed and Get Ahead
Reality of the Real World

Career Success: Tips to Excel in Your Career

Multi Passions | Multi Callings



How to Find and Live Your Calling

Tactics for Getting Ahead at Work

Showing Professionalism in the Workplace
Habits of Employees That Get Promoted
Shocking Statistics: Millennial Challenges
Money Geek: Salary Negotiation Guide
Confused Millennial: Entering the Workforce
How to Get a Promotion at Work
New Grad to New Job

Fastest Ways to Get Ahead in Your Career
Fall Forward, Dream Big, Take Chances, Change Your Life

Professional Behavior at Work
Guide to Getting a Promotion

SNL: Corporate Nightmare Song



Real World Resources


Workplace Issues | We also address the ongoing issues, concerns, and challenges of the workplace... Professional Development, Advancement and Promotion, Skills Employers Value, Getting Ahead, Career Transition, Career Crisis, Job Loss


Post Graduation | Welcoming to the real world! You are on your own now. As a recent grad, it is now time to begin the challenge of "adulting." There is an assortment of issues to be faced...  Professional Identity, Workplace Success, Business Etiquette, Work ethic.


Adulting 101

Trends: Things Millennials Refuse to Buy

Adulting: Emotional Maturity
Adulting: Real World 101

Why is Adulting Trending?

Amazon Books: Adulthood, Real World, Life Skills



Career Transition | For professionals in transition, the issues and concerns regarding career change can be critical.  For mature, experienced workers considering a mid-life career transition, many important factors must be addressed.  Are there new directions you want to explore?  Is it time to try new things?  Are you seeking a new challenge?  Are you seeking more freedom and independence?


Successful Career Change
Making the Most of Your Mid-Life Career Transition
Unconventional Mid-Life Career Change Tips
What Makes a Successful Mid-Life Career Transition?

Making a Mid-Life Career Change
Simple Steps to Mid-Life Career Change Success

Job Loss Resources



Work/Life Balance | For ambitious college graduates seeking their professional identity, there are a number of challenges facing them.  The integration and balance of office life and home life is chief among the concerns for first-time employees in a professional setting. Issues for young professionals include . . . Time Management, Stress Management, Etiquette, Protocol, Personal Finance, Healthy Lifestyle, Fitness, Diet, Lifestyle Balance, Wellness.


Real World Issues


Work/Life Balance

Lifestyle and Wellness

Integration of Work and Life

New Grad Tips

Career Planning Information

Job Market Tools

Resume Resources

Career Exploration Resources

Healthy Lifestyle Tips

Time Management

Getting Enough Sleep

Stress Management



Lowering Your Stress

Stress/Mental Health

Diet/Weight Management

Be Careful With Alcohol


Getting Proper Exercise

Professional Etiquette

Social Etiquette Rules

Accepting Criticism in a Positive Way

Getting Ahead in Your Career

Workplace Issues

Career Crisis

Changing Course

Successful Career Change

Job Loss Resources



Time Management


Time Management Skills
Time Management Tips for Achieving Your Goals
Time Management: Be More Productive
Ways to Improve Your Time Management Skills

Time Management Information

Tips for Effective Time Management
Time Management Tips for College Students

Restaurant Etiquette

Things That Definitely Annoy Your Waiter
Waiters Reveal Annoying Things That Customers Do
Most Annoying Things Customers Do in a Restaurant
Restaurant Servers Talk About Rude Customers
Inappropriate Things Restaurant Customers Do


Financial Tips


Cost of Living

Personal Finance Tips

How Much Money You Need to Earn to Get By

How Debt Works

Rent and Hourly Wage

Money Geek: Salary Negotiation Guide
Valuable Financial Tips for College Students
Straightforward Money-Saving Tips for College Students
New College Students: Financial Tips
First Time Renter Guide

Financial Planning
Financial Tips for College Grads

Managing Your Money as a College Student
Parent Guide: Personal Finance Tips for College Students
Colleges Students and Grads: Financial Literacy
Credit Guide for College Grads
College Grad's Guide to Getting Credit
Personal Finance Tips for College Grads

College Grad's Financial Guide

Things People Foolishly Waste Money On


Career Crisis


Identifying and Capitalizing on a Mid-Career Crisis
Preparing for a Corporate Layoff

Career Crisis

Facing Your Mid-Career Crisis
Dealing With a Mid Life Career Crisis
How to Be Happy at Work
Fall Forward, Dream Big, Take Chances, Change Your Life

How to Make the Most of a Dead End Job
When the Mid-Life Career Crisis Hits
Good Reasons to Quit Your Job
Feeling Stuck: Changing Career Paths Midlife
Breaking Into a New Career
Signs of a Midlife Crisis
Work Related Stress and Burnout
How to Leave a Toxic Workplace
How to Avoid a Mid Life Career Crisis
Signs You Should Quit Your Job

Job Loss Resources



Videos: Workplace Issues

Mistakes I Made at My First Job
College Habits That Don't Fly in the Workplace
What I Wish I Knew Before I Started My Career

Find Your Passion

How to Find and Live Your Calling

Warning Signs You Should Get a New Job
How to Know Your Life Purpose
Design Your Life
Don't Find a Job, Find a Mission
Do What You Like, Like What You Do
How to Change Careers When You're Lost
Change Your Career, Step Into Your Strengths
The Job Hunt is Dead
Unconventional Career Advice

Our Definition of Failure is All Wrong

Finding the Work You Love

Beyond Specific Skills to a New Way of Thinking

Multi Passions | Multi Callings

How to Make Your Life a Success

Consider a Change in Career

Changing the World Starts with You

How Successful People Think

What Skills Lead to Success
Skills for the Future Workforce
Strengthening Your Soft Skills

What Are You Going to Do with What You Have?

Redefining Happiness

Stop Wishing, Start Doing

Fall Forward, Dream Big, Take Chances, Change Your Life
Life Lessons

Doing Good for Others


Career Development Center

University of Montevallo

Station 6262 | Montevallo, Alabama 35115

Farmer Hall, Second Floor

205-665-6262 |


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