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(Compiled Spring 2019)

CAREER EXPLORATION


Exploring Industries: https://www.careereducation.columbia.edu/career-exploration/industries

Occupations in Demand by MN DEED: View regional data about in-demand occupations, industries, including median wage information http://mn.gov/deed/data/data-tools/oid/

Explore the MN Job Market: research employers, occupations in demand, industry sites, and salaries https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/jobs/jobmarket.html

Career Change Tips: The Dos and Don’ts of Navigating Your Next Step: https://biginterview.com/blog/2018/03/career-change-tips.html

My Next Move: Explore career options through this free resource from the US Department of Labor. https://www.mynextmove.org/

O*NET: The O*NET program is the nation’s primary source of occupational information. They collect occupation data and provide free applications for career exploration. https://www.onetcenter.org/

Beyond Academe: Beyond Academe was created in 2003 to educate historians about their options outside of academe. http://beyondacademe.com/index.html

16 Personalities: Get a concrete, accurate description of who you are and why you do things the way you do, for free. https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test

The Seven Stories Exercise: Deciding what you want starts with understanding your accomplishments and the skills you enjoy using. Understanding those enjoyable skills and accomplishments will help you focus on them. Then, you can develop a career direction and find the job where you can use the skills you enjoy. https://getfive.com/blog/exercises-to-identify-the-job-of-your-dreams-start-with-the-seven-stories-exercise/

 

RESUMES/CVS


CV or Résumé?: https://chroniclevitae.com/news/995-the-professor-is-in-cv-or-resume

How to write CVs: http://theprofessorisin.com/category/how-to-write-cvs/

Creating and Maintaining Your CV: https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/creatingmaintaining-your-cv/26887

Rutgers Masters & PhD – Preparing Resumes: https://careercenter.camden.rutgers.edu/masters-phd-preparing-resumes

Resume length: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/job_search_writing/resumes_and_vitas/using_two_pages_or_more.html

Creating a Summary Statement: https://careersidekick.com/resume-summary-examples/, https://biginterview.com/blog/2013/11/resume-summary-statement-examples.html

5 Resume Tips for Career Changers: https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/5-resume-tips-for-career-changers, https://biginterview.com/blog/2012/07/resume-tips-career-changers.html

Harvard sample MBA resumes: https://ocs.fas.harvard.edu/files/ocs/files/hes-resume-cover-letter-guide.pdf

 

JOB SEARCH


MN DEED Job Search Guide: https://mn.gov/deed/job-seekers/job-guide/

The Informational Interview: I Want Jessie’s Job (With Apologies to Rick Springfield): https://gradschool.duke.edu/professional-development/blog/informational-interview-i-want-jessie-s-job-apologies-rick-springfield

What Job Hunters Should Expect in 2019: https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/what-job-hunters-should-expect-in-2019

How to Start a Quiet Job Search: https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/how-to-start-a-quiet-job-search

5 LinkedIn Tips to Get Hired: https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/5-linkedin-tips-to-get-hired

What To Do When You Can’t Find a Job In Your Field – 11 Smart Ideas: https://careersidekick.com/what-to-do-cant-find-job-in-field/

 

JOB BOARDS


Generalist/Multiple Disciplines

Indeed: https://www.indeed.com/

LinkedIn Job Directory: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/directory/

GlassDoor.com: https://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm

 

Local/State

MN Council of Nonprofits: http://www.minnesotanonprofits.org/jobs

MNworks: https://www.minnesotaworks.net/

State of MN: https://careers.mn.gov

Springboard for the Arts: https://springboardforthearts.org/jobs/

Minnesota Citizens for the Arts: http://artsmn.org/about/jobs/

Creative Mornings MPLS: https://creativemornings.com/cities/msp

 

Academic Jobs (faculty, postdoc)

Academic 360 Job Board: http://www.academic360.com/

Adjunct Nation: http://www.adjunctnation.com/

Chronicle of Higher Ed Vitae Job Board: https://chroniclevitae.com/job_search/new

Higher Ed Jobs: http://www.higheredjobs.com/default.cfm

Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC): http://www.hercjobs.org/

HNet: Humanities and Social Sciences: https://h-net.org/jobs/job_browse.php

 

Data Science & Technology

Analytic Talent Job Database: http://analytictalent.com/

ComputerWork.com: http://computerwork.com/us/en/IT-Jobs/

Dice.com: http://www.dice.com/

Stack Overflow: http://careers.stackoverflow.com/

TeraData Careers: http://www.teradata.com/careers/

 

Finance/Economics

CareerBank: http://www.careerbank.com/

eFinancialCareers: http://www.efinancialcareers.com/

QuantFinance: http://www.quantfinancejobs.com/

 

Government

USAJobs: http://www.usajobs.gov/

CDC (Centers for Disease Control): https://www.cdc.gov/

Govt.com: http://www.govtjobs.com/

NIH (National Institutes of Health): https://jobs.nih.gov/

 

Independent Work/Freelancing

Freelancers Union: http://www.freelancersunion.org/

SoloGig (part of CareerBuilder.com): http://www.sologig.com/SG/Default.aspx

Upwork: https://www.upwork.com/

 

Education

Carney, Sandoe & Associates: http://www.carneysandoe.com/

National Association of Independent Schools: http://www.nais.org/

 

Museums & Cultural/Historic Organizations

American Association of Museums: http://www.aam-us.org/resources/careers

American Cultural Resources Association: http://acra-crm.org/

Association of Midwestern Museums: https://www.midwestmuseums.org/jobs/

Association of Science-Technology Centers: http://www.astc.org/

Global Museum 2000: http://www.globalmuseum.org/

Museum Employment Resource Center: http://www.museum-employment.com/

Smithsonian Institution: http://www.sihr.si.edu/

 

Nonprofits & NGOs

Association Career HQ: http://www.associationcareerhq.org/

Association of Fundraising Professionals: http://www.nsfre.org/

Chronicle of Philanthropy: http://philanthropy.com/jobs

http://www.idealist.org

National Council of Nonprofits: http://careers.councilofnonprofits.org/

NonProfitJobs.org: http://www.nonprofitjobs.org/

NPO.net: http://www.npo.net/

Relief Web: http://reliefweb.int/jobs

United Nations Careers: https://careers.un.org/lbw/Home.aspx

Work for Good: http://www.opportunityknocks.org/

 

Writing, Editing, Publishing

Association of American Publishers: http://www.publishers.org/

Association of American University Presses: http://www.aaupnet.org/index.php

Council of Science Editors: http://www.councilscienceeditors.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1

 

National Association of Science Writers: http://www.nasw.org/

Publishers Marketplace: http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/jobs/

Society for Technical Communication: http://www.stc.org/

 

Music:

National Association for Music Education: http://www.nafme.org/jobs/

Music Therapy: https://www.musictherapy.org/careers/

 

INTERVIEWING


Graduate Student Transferable Skills: https://graduate.ku.edu/sites/graduate.ku.edu/files/docs/profdev/Graduate%20Student%20Transferable%20Skills%20Handout.pdf

Glassdoor interview questions: search common questions by industry or company https://www.glassdoor.com/Interview/index.htm

How to Ace a Job Interview: What to Wear, What to Bring and Other Tips: https://money.usnews.com/money/careers/interviewing/articles/how-to-ace-a-job-interview

Top 5 Interview Questions & Answers for Career Changers: https://humanresourcesblog.in/2016/03/29/top-5-interview-questions-answers-for-career-changers/, https://www.ivyexec.com/career-advice/2014/5-questions-hiring-managers-ask-career-changers/

Creative Writing, Career resources and Industry Tips – Top Interview Questions: https://cwfsu.wordpress.com/top-interview-questions/

MBA Careers: Tough interview questions: https://www.ft.com/content/2c3d050c-e830-11e3-b923-00144feabdc0

 

JOB OFFERS/SALARIES


Evaluating a Job Offer, GradSense: http://gradsense.org/gradsense/job-tips-evaluating-job-offer

Negotiating a Job Offer, GradSense: http://gradsense.org/gradsense/job-tips-negotiating-job-offer

Salary Negotiation: How to Negotiate Salary and Succeed: https://money.usnews.com/money/careers/salaries-and-benefits/articles/how-to-negotiate-your-salary-and-succeed

Understanding Value in Negotiating, Inside Higher Ed: https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2016/08/08/know-difference-between-your-worth-and-your-value-job-negotiations-essay

Salary Research Resources:

CAREERwise Education: Search for salary data by location and occupation

Talk to professionals in your field. They tend to have the best information about salary ranges in your specific location.

Professional associations often conduct salary surveys. Check their websites for more information.

Cost of Living Calculator, Bankrate: http://www.bankrate.com/calculators/savings/moving-cost-of-living-calculator.aspx

AAUW Smart Start: national workshop specifically designed to teach you how to negotiate salaries for a new job https://salary.aauw.org/start-smart/

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS


National Association of Graduate-Professional Students: Resources: The NAGPS provides a link to a variety of resources that may be of interest as you progress through various stages of your graduate education: Financial Information, Graduate School Life, Job Seeking, Legislative, Resume’/Curriculum Vitae, Stress Relief, Thesis/Dissertation Assistance http://nagps.org/benefits-resources/resources/

National Postdoctoral Association: (NPA) is a member-driven, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides a unique, national voice for postdoctoral scholars including enhancing the quality of the postdoctoral experience in the United States. Online toolkit includes career planning, webinars, PostDoc policies and practices, core competencies, survival guides, etc. https://www.nationalpostdoc.org/

Career One Stop Professional Association Finder: https://www.careeronestop.org/BusinessCenter/Toolkit/find-professional-associations.aspx?newsearch=true&frd=true

 

OTHER RESOURCES


myIDP at ScienceCareers: Exercises to help you examine your skills, interests, and values, A list of 20 scientific career paths with a prediction of which ones best fit your skills and interests, A tool for setting strategic goals for the coming year, with optional reminders to keep you on track, Articles and resources to guide you through the process http://myidp.sciencecareers.org/

NIH IDP policy: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-13-093.html

Advice from Publishers:

Berghahn: http://berghahnbooks.com/blog/advice-from-the-editors-turning-your-dissertation-into-a-manuscript

University of Texas Press: http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/authors/dissrev.html

LinkedIn for Students: How to Use It Right [Tips & Examples]https://ivypanda.com/blog/linkedin-for-students