Spotlight On Houston Careers

Houston careers are full of possibility as America’s fourth largest city is a boom town. Many people reluctantly move to Houston for a job, only to discover that the quality of life in Houston is much higher than is generally thought. Houston is more than just humidity, mosquitoes, refineries, and hurricanes.

Houston, Texas, USA

Houston, also known as Bayou City, Space City, Magnolia City, or H-Town, has an optimistic vibe and a reputation as a “can do” place. Houston has won a large number of awards lauding it as a wonderful place to work and live. Check out this list by

In 2017, the Houston Business Journal published their most recent Best Places To Work in Houston list of 104 companies. These are good companies to explore for potential employment.

Fortune magazine listed 8 Houston employers on their 2018 “100 Best Companies To Work For” list. They are:

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (31)
David Weekley Homes (36)
Burns & McDonnell (50)
Camden Property Trust (24)
Protiviti (46)
Hilcorp Energy Company (67)
Ryan (71)
TD Industries (73)

The Houston Chronicle is the main newspaper in town and is an excellent source of business news. Another great source of information is the Houston Business Journal.’s list of Houston recruiters is a resource you can use if you wish to contact recruiters or employment agencies directly. (Keep in mind, however, that I recommend that you try to find a colleague in your professional field to introduce you. Recruiters respond more positively to you when you are introduced by a trusted third party who knows you both). If you need professional help and career advice with defining your career goals, creating a strategy to achieve them, and/or implementing a career plan, then working with a Houston area career counselor is your best bet. Here is a list of Houston career counselors and career coaches.

If you want to search for Houston job openings, here is a list of websites to help you find Houston employment:

Fort Bend Jobs
Grant Beehler’s List of Houston Employers
Houston Chronicle’s Job Search Section
Houston CraigsList’s Houston Job Search Houston

One of the best ways to look for a Houston job or to advance a career you already have is to become involved with the professional association for your occupational niche. Here is a directory of Houston professional associations.

And if you are seeking additional education while you are in Houston, here is a list of Houston colleges and universities.

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