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Finding a Job in Austin, Texas

As most people know, there are plenty of good reasons to move to Austin, Texas.  

Incredible live music? Check.

Burgeoning film scene? Check.

Hip and happening culture? Done.

Another good reason you may not already be aware of is our awesome job market.  Austin is swiftly securing its spot among other tech industry destinations such as Palo Alto, California and Seattle, Washington. Some of the big-name tech giants who have found a home here in Austin include Apple, Google, Samsung, and Dell. In addition to these monoliths, there are some really great start-ups like Spiceworks and Bazaarvoice which have carved out a niche of their own.

If the tech industry is not your thing, Austin is still booming with other forms of business. The University of Texas is one of Austin's top employers, along with AT&T and Seton Family of Hospitals. Many advertising agencies are located in Austin, including GSD&M and Latinworks. There are also plenty of jobs for educators with the University of Texas, St. Edwards, Concordia University, and Southwestern University, along with a large network of community college campuses as well. 

But if you're new in town, how do you find a job? There's the standard Craigslist search mixed with or, but if you're moving here, you'll probably want to do as the Austinites do, and get a little weird. Austin has several resources for job seekers that you might find handy. 

Austin Digital Jobs (Facebook Group) - This group is founded and run by Austin local writer (and my friend) Lani Rosales. This group periodically meets up for networking events. Even if you can't make it to the events, there are still several job postings that make it to this job board that don't pop up elsewhere.

Austin Freelance Gigs (Facebook Group) - This group is much the same as the ADJ group, except it is specifically aimed at freelancers. 

Tweetups - A great way to make real connections is to search for local tweetups in your industry, and they happen pretty often here. All you have to do is google "Austin Tweetups" to see tons of different tweetups going on at any given time.

Join an association - No matter what kind of field you work in, there is likely an association for it. If you're curious what is available in this area, check out Texas Society of Association Excecutives.

Join an athletic league - Not only is Austin a great place to live and work, it's one of Texas' fittest cities. Consider getting into the Austin scene and make some good connections by joining a sports team. It's a fun and healthy way to make friends and network. Austin Sports and Social Club is a great resource for athletic teams in Austin.

If none of that sounds good to you, you could take the more direct approach and start sending out resumes to companies in town. Austin Business Journal posts a list every year of the best companies to work for in Austin. Here's the list for 2014

Best of luck in your job search, and as always, if you are looking for a home in Austin, be sure to give us a call at (512) 796-7653.

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Comment balloon 4 commentsJason Crouch • July 08 2014 01:27PM
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