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Finding a job can be a challenging process if you don't know where to begin. The following list of resources can help lead you to success.

General Geography Career Resources

Careers in Geoscience An informational handout from CSU-Long Beach
Esri News for Students & Recent Graduates News and information from an industry leader in GIS technology
GIS Jobs, GISP Certification and Geospatial Careers A free eBook compiled from past articles published by Directions Magazine
Going Places with Geography Part 1
Going Places with Geography Part 2
I'm a Geographer Exploring new vistas
What Are You Going to Do with a Degree in Geography? About.com guide to geography jobs

Job Searching

American Congress on Surveying and Mapping Career center for job opportunities
Careerbuilder.com
 Recommendations, resume postings, and resources for all sectors
Careerjet.com A search engine for job openings in the U.S.
Careeronestop.org Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor
Idealist.org Career planning, internships, and job postings in the nonprofit sector
Indeed.com Job search and resume postings for all job sectors
Quintessential Careers Provides content, tools, and motivation to to empower job seekers

Networking

LinkedIn.com Career readiness and career planning for all job sectors
The Riley Guide: Networking Advice A collection of diverse resources about networking in a variety of settings

Resume Writing

BestSampleResume.com Ready-made resumes for different job sectors
eResumes & Resume Writing Services Free sample resumes and cover letters
Resume.com Allows users to build a resume and apply for jobs that fit their field
Resumes-Cover-Letters-Jobs.com Free resume templates, cover letters, and an Indeed job search engine to help you in your job search
Resume Workshop Online tutorial from Purdue Online Writing Lab
RezScore.com Analyzes resumes and provides advice
Survival Guide: Resumes Resumes for college students

Working in the Government

Making the Difference Information on employment in the U.S. federal government, including internships
USAjobs.gov Job postings and career resources
USAjobs.gov/Citizen Jobs, education, and volunteerism
Environmental Protection Agency Careers and internships postings
U.S. Geological Survey Online job recruitment system
UN Careers Program for launching a career as an international civil servant

Resources for Current and Prospective Students

PhinisheD Discussion and support group for people finishing dissertations and theses
The College Payoff: Education, Occupations, Lifetime Earnings A report on the economic value of college degrees
What Can I Do with My Liberal Arts Degree? Career paths and strategies for students with broad academic training
Writing Personal Statements Online A handbook for students applying for scholarships and graduate study
15 Pillars Towards Becoming a Successful Geography Graduate Student Dr. Mark Fonstad's tips for success

Resources for Academic Geographers

Versatile PhD Resources and support for PhDs in nonacademic careers
Chronicle of Higher Education's Vitae Career advice and news exclusively focused on higher education
The Professor Is In Straightforward advice and consulting services for aspiring and current academics
Science Careers.org Build your individual development plan for a career as a PhD geographer
Vitae A UK organization for doctoral researchers and research staff
HigherEdJobs Postings, career advice, and data about working in colleges and universities
On the Cutting Edge Professional development for geoscience faculty
Online PhD Resources Presents potential, current and former PhD students with all of the information necessary to thrive

 

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