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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

AAG Guide to Geography Programs Detailed information on geography programs throughout the U.S., Canada, and Latin America
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? guide to geography jobs

Job Searching

AAG Jobs in Geography and GIS Center Preeminent source for academic jobs in geography, as well as a wide variety of jobs in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors
American Congress on Surveying and Mapping Career center for job opportunities
 Recommendations, resume postings, and resources for all sectors A search engine for job openings in the U.S. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor
Chegg Provides access to over 110,00 internships from top companies in the world
Jobs2Careers Job search engine featuring millions of jobs from most major search engines. Also includes resources and advice for job seekers, students, and businesses Career planning, internships, and job postings in the nonprofit sector Job search and resume postings for all job sectors
Neuvoo Indexes jobs directly for free from companies' career websites, placement agencies, and job boards
Quintessential Careers Provides content, tools, and motivation to to empower job seekers
ZipRecruiter Free search engine for students to find jobs or internships related to geography. Users can apply for positions with one click and access content from over 100 job boards


AAG Knowledge Communities Online discussion forums for anyone with an AAG account
AAG Annual Meeting Network with thousands of geographers, GIS specialists, environmental scientists, and other leaders in the geosciences
AAG Facebook and Twitter Follow the AAG on Facebook and Twitter and learn about the latest happenings in geography education and professional development 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 Ready-made resumes for different job sectors
eResumes & Resume Writing Services Free sample resumes and cover letters
Hloom Free Resume Templates Provides over 250 free resume templates Career Toolkit includes expert-driven guides to writing eye-catching resumes, acing job interviews, volunteer opportunities and non-profit careers, and more General information on resume writing with examples and tips Allows users to build a resume and apply for jobs that fit their field
Resume Builder Allows users to build a professional resume in minutes and does all the work for you 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 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 Job postings and career resources 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

AAG Guide to Geography Programs Detailed information on geography programs throughout the U.S., Canada, and Latin America
AAG Student Opportunities Website Features available graduate student assistantships, internships, and postdoctoral researcher positions Guide to internships featuring search tools, tips, tricks and other resources to help you land an internship Guide to Internships featuring search tools to help you find an internship in a specific field and advice on how to make the most of your internship
Online Teaching Degrees Guide to online teaching degrees with tips on how to search for quality online programs
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 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