(Compiled Spring 2019)
Occupations in Demand by MN DEED: View regional data about in-demand occupations, industries, including median wage information.
Explore the MN Job Market: research employers, occupations in demand, industry sites, and salaries
Career Change Tips: The Dos and Don’ts of Navigating Your Next Step
My Next Move: Explore career options through this free resource from the US Department of Labor.
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.
Beyond Academe: Beyond Academe was created in 2003 to educate historians about their options outside of academe.
16 Personalities: Get a concrete, accurate description of who you are and why you do things the way you do, for free.
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.
How to Write a CV– 5 Outstanding Tips for 2021
Rutgers Masters & PhD – Preparing Resumes
Creating a Summary Statement: https://careersidekick.com/resume-summary-examples/, https://resources.biginterview.com/resumes/resume-summary-statement-examples/
MN DEED Job Search Guide
What To Do When You Can’t Find a Job In Your Field – 11 Smart Ideas
Academic Jobs (faculty, postdoc)
Data Science & Technology
Museums & Cultural/Historic Organizations
Nonprofits & NGOs
Writing, Editing, Publishing
Glassdoor interview questions: search common questions by industry or company
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
MBA Careers: Tough interview questions
Evaluating a Job Offer, GradSense
Negotiating a Job Offer, GradSense
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
AAUW Smart Start: national workshop specifically designed to teach you how to negotiate salaries for a new job
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
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.
Advice from Publishers:
Aptitude Test: Free Practice Aptitude Test Questions
Determine the Cost of Your Graduate Degree: The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) has developed the Financial Expenditure Evaluation for Students (FEES) tool to help current and prospective psychology graduate students calculate and evaluate the cost of attending any psychology graduate program so that they can make informed decisions about the cost of their education. FEES helps students score graduate psychology programs on their transparency about a variety of factors, including the amount of financial support available, career placement prospects, average salary of graduates, the availability of health insurance, including mental health benefits, and average time to degree completion. APAGS also encourages training programs to use the tool to assess the costs their students take on and how easy it is for students to find financial details and other important information about the program. Find it at www.apa.org/apags/resources/
LinkedIn for Students: How to Use It Right [Tips & Examples]
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.
Social Responsiveness in Health Service Psychology Education and Training: The toolkit is divided into modules (see below), so you can utilize one or all. The toolkit also includes fillable worksheets to encourage self-reflection assessments as well as implementation.