One of the common themes you’ll find throughout this blog is a firm belief that an informed job seeker is a much better job seeker. The more you understand about what you’re facing, the more likely you are to set reasonable personal expectations and better cope with daily job search frustrations.
To that end, we talk a lot about how job seekers can become and stay informed about the job market, and some of the most common questions we get are about trends in it: What jobs are coming; what jobs are going; where are the most opportunities; what jobs pay the most, etc.
The good folks in our Labor Market and Career Information department have a number of tools that provide a ton of data on these topics, but there’s one in particular for job seekers I’d like to call out.
TexasCARES is a website that lets you explore job opportunities based on your interests and work values, match characteristics of your most recent job with other similar jobs, and find specific job trend and related information. And the cool part, the site links to WorkInTexas.com so you can see actual open jobs, posted in WorkInTexas.com, in the career field you’re researching or interested in.
Below is a list of job trend questions that TexasCARES can help answer, and instructions to help you quickly navigate the pages to get to the jobs themselves.
Click one of the links below, then select an Occupation title (you may have to select twice if there’s more than one), then click TX Openings in the lower right hand corner, and that will take you to the list of jobs.