The UGA Career Center has compiled a list of resources we recommend covering an assortment of topics. We hope that you will use these resources to help your continued career development. Remember to continue to check back in with blogs, podcasts and webinar sites, as they update regularly with new content.


Blogs/Podcasts/Webinars

Fatimah Williams Castro: A Blogger Who Writes about a Variety of Topics
A blog post about the experience of leaving the tenure track to pursue a post-academic job. This post can help students think through the emotions and experiences of what it may be like to exit the tenure track.

DukePostdocServices
A YouTube channel that supplies a multitude of videos that provide advice for Postdocs in such topics as negotiating an academic job offer or the academic interview process.

Extending the Credential [Webinar]
Join Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman in a free webinar for a lively discussion on the issue of graduate student’s credentials being viewed in new and different views that change the way people market themselves, their experiences, and their learning.

GradHacker Blog
A blog that covers a diverse range of topics that relate to graduate and PhD students who are still in school or are about to graduate.

Hiring Trends in Higher Education [Webinar]
Join Inside Higher Ed editor Scott Jaschik in this free webinar, as he explores some of the hot debates over academic hiring today, focusing on faculty and administrator issues.

Podcasts on Graduate School, Careers and Hot Topics
A website that offers podcasts that cover a variety of topics relating to graduate school, careers and career advice, the work environment, doctoral programs, academic climates, etc.

The Grad Student Way Blog – Science Careers
A blog that goes through considerations for choosing a career path and provides descriptions for entry level options for PhD science careers.

The Thesis Whisperer – Current Blog Database
A website that offers a variety of different blogs for PhD students or students who are considering pursuing a PhD.

Top 50 Blogs Every Graduate Student Should Read
A database that provides graduate students with a multitude of different blogs that cover topics such as graduate student life, graduate studies, writing, work and money.

A PhD Job Search – What’s Normal and What’s Not
An article that goes through facts and tips about the right and wrong way to job search when you are pursuing an industry position.

Crafting a Successful Cover Letter
An article written by Melissa Dennihy, who gives pointers on how to create an outstanding cover letter that is smart, engaging, concrete, detailed and polished to perfection.

Curriculum Vitae Tips and Samples
A document that provides an in-depth description as well as examples relating to constructing a CV.

CVs & Resumes for Graduate Students
A document that breaks down the process of creating a CV and resume and what to include on both.

CV Writing Academic & Industry Job Search
A guide to writing a CV for either the academic or industry job search. This guide goes through things that should be considered when writing your CV, what hiring managers are looking for, and how to develop a successful CV.

Job Applicant Pitfalls
An article written by Joseph Barber who provides advice on how to avoid job applicant pitfalls that can occur on your CV, resume, or in your interview answers.

Job Seeking Out of Your Industry: 5 Steps to Take
This article breaks down helpful steps to take to search and apply for a job that is in an industry you are unfamiliar with, but want to pursue.

Making Leadership and Service Count in the Job Search
An article written by Amanda Cornwall, who argues that graduate students need to recognize the marketability and value of their unpaid work and anticipate how it could be attractive to a future employer.

Résumé Advice From a Magical Place
An article written by Joseph Barber, who discusses how to create your personal and professional brand on your resume, taking inspiration from Disney World.

The Menagerie of Potential Employers
An article that advises on how employers understand things differently from the applicants and how applicants need to be aware of these different perceptions and attitudes in the applications process.

Using Google Docs to Publish Your CV to the Web
A resource for those interested in publishing their CV to the web or who want to upload their CV to their personal website or portfolio.

Applying for a postdoc job? Here are 18 tips for a successful application
An article that discusses things to do as a doctoral student to be successful in the job search and application process.

Extending the Credential [Webinar]
Join Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman in a free webinar for a lively discussion on the issue of graduate student’s credentials being viewed in new and different views that change the way people market themselves, their experiences, and their learning.

Postdocs' Guide to Gaining Independence
An article that goes into depth about things to do to prepare to be successful after you graduate including working with your mentor, conducting research, publishing papers, and applying for grants.

Resources : National Association of Graduate-Professional Students
The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students offers students online services and resources regarding resumes, CVs, graduate school life, stress relief, thesis and dissertation assistance, and job seeking.

5 Quick Tips for Finding a Nonacademic Job
An article written by Jessica A. Hutchins, who provides some brief general guidelines for the obstacles that come with various career paths that require more specific skills and job search techniques.

Academia or Industry? A Brief Guide to Jobs After the Ph.D.
A guide that explores the multiple options for jobs after completing a PhD, including academia, industry, abroad, or start-ups.

Academia or Industry? Finding the Right Fit – For Science Related Focus
A guide for PhD students in the science field that considers the career paths of academia and industry, and what may be the best option for you.

Four Tips for a Non-Teaching Academic Job Search
An article that offers meaningful tips for students searching for a non-teaching career.

From Doctoral Study to … Institutional Research
An article that explores non-faculty options for PhD students that want to work in higher education.

PhD Myth Busters: Making the Transition From Academia to Industry
A blog that offers helpful information about the PhD process and answers to questions regarding choosing between academia and industry.

Ten Simple Rules for Choosing between Industry and Academia
An article that states ten rules to follow when deciding between industry or academia.

Time to Choose Your Posttenure Pathway
An article written by Kerry Ann Rockquemore, who suggests three ways of determining what to pursue as your posttenure path.

Top 11 Alternative Entry Level PhD Science Careers To Skip the PostDoc
An article written by Ryan Raver, who breaks down the process of preparing yourself for the job world before completing your degree. He discusses misconceptions about the job search and your qualifications as well as alternative paths to take if a PhD is not for you.

Fatimah Williams Castro: A Blogger Who Blogs about a Variety of Topics
A blog post about the experience of leaving the tenure track to pursue a post-academic job. This post can help students think through the emotions and experiences of what it may be like to exit the tenure track.

Podcasts on Graduate School, Careers and Hot Topics
A website that offers podcasts that cover a variety of topics relating to graduate school, careers and career advice, the work environment, doctoral programs, academic climates, etc.

Academic Job Hunts From Hell: Why You Weren’t Picked
An article that discusses the factors that go in to the hiring process and reasons why you were not hired.

HigherEd Jobs
An article by Heather Steffen, who describes how you can fail at an academic job search and provides tips for how to get through the process of job searching.

How to Fail on the Academic Job Market
An article by Heather Steffen, who describes how you can fail at an academic job search and provides tips for how to get through the process of job searching.

How to graduate college with a job you love & less debt: Jullien Gordon at TEDxMidwest
A TEDx Talk about how students can realize their full potential and the blending of books smarts and streets smarts for the work environment and to help students get a return on the investment that they have put in to higher education.

How to Ace an Interview: 5 Tips from a Harvard Career Advisor
A short video outlining five simple steps to take to excel in your interview.

Resources : National Association of Graduate-Professional Students
The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students offers students online services and resources regarding resumes, CVs, graduate school life, stress relief, thesis and dissertation assistance, and job seeking.

Planning for Post-Degree Pursuits
A resource that offers information for graduate and PhD students, with information and skills focused on postdoc goals and resources relating to the processes of finding a job after school.

Academic Job Search Series: The Academic Job Search Interview
A video on preparing for an academic interview from the perspective of four academic professionals.

5 Quick Tips for Finding a Nonacademic Job
An article written by Jessica A. Hutchins, who provides some brief general guidelines for the obstacles that come with various career paths that require more specific skills and job search techniques.

5 Quick Tips for Finding a Nonacademic Job
An article written by Jessica A. Hutchins, who provides some brief general guidelines for the obstacles that come with various career paths that require more specific skills and job search techniques.

A PhD Job Search – What’s Normal and What’s Not
An article that goes through facts and tips about the right and wrong way to job search when you are pursuing an industry position.

Academia or Industry? A Brief Guide to Jobs After the Ph.D.
A guide that explores the multiple options for jobs after completing a PhD, including academia, industry, abroad, or start-ups.

Four Tips for a Non-Teaching Academic Job Search
An article that offers meaningful tips for students searching for a non-teaching career.

Higher Education Job Opportunities – Global
A website that offers the ability to search international jobs in academic, science, research, and administrative employment.

Higher Education Job Opportunities – United States
A website that provides a job search platform for job in higher education as well as career advice.

How to Secure a Postdoc Position – Advice from Postdocs
A document designed by the University Washington that provides tips for every step of the way of searching for, finding, and acquiring a postdoc position that is right for you.

Job Applicant Pitfalls
An article written by Joseph Barber who provides advice on how to avoid job applicant pitfalls that can occur on your CV, resume, or in your interview answers.

Job Seeking Out of Your Industry: 5 Steps to Take
This article breaks down helpful steps to take to search and apply for a job that is in an industry you are unfamiliar with, but want to pursue.

Making Leadership and Service Count in the Job Search
An article written by Amanda Cornwall, who argues that graduate students need to recognize the marketability and value of their unpaid work and anticipate how it could be attractive to a future employer.

The Menagerie of Potential Employers
An article that advises on how employers understand things differently from the applicants and how applicants need to be aware of these different perceptions and attitudes in the applications process.

Top 11 Alternative Entry Level PhD Science Careers To Skip the PostDoc
An article written by Ryan Raver, who breaks down the process of preparing yourself for the job world before completing your degree. He discusses misconceptions about the job search and your qualifications as well as alternative paths to take if a PhD is not for you.

Versatile Ph.D.
A website that helps graduate and PhD students look for, prepare for, and find a non-academic career through online chat rooms, job postings, and a database of non-academic careers related to your field of study.

Applying for a postdoc job? Here are 18 tips for a successful application
An article that discusses things to do as a doctoral student to be successful in the job search and application process.

How to Secure a Postdoc Position – Advice from Postdocs
A document designed by the University Washington that provides tips for every step of the way of searching for, finding, and acquiring a postdoc position that is right for you.

Maximizing the Postdoc Period: 10 Habits for a Successful Postdoc
A document tailored to those who are studying STEM subjects containing advice on gaining beneficial skills and things to do to prepare for after graduation.

Postdocs' Guide to Gaining Independence
An article that goes into depth about things to do to prepare to be successful after you graduate including working with your mentor, conducting research, publishing papers, and applying for grants.

DukePostdocServices
A YouTube channel that supplies a multitude of videos that provide advice for Postdocs in such topics as negotiating an academic job offer or the academic interview process.

3 Steps to a Perfect Informational Interview
An article that offers options for questions to ask during an informational interview based on what you hope to gain from the interview.

How to Network at a Conference: 101 Tips from Marketing’s Best
An article that goes through 5 truths about networking and then includes many quotes from professionals about tips on how to network at a conference to get the most of your experience.

How to Network on LinkedIn
A document that provides 10 different tips on how to network or ways to network successfully on LinkedIn.

Informational Interviewing
An article that describes important steps to take to prepare for and complete an informational interview in person.

Ph.D.’s at Work
A website that provides an online space for making connections and learning from others about their transitions from academia to industry through blogs and podcasts.

Resources: National Association of Graduate-Professional Students
The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students offers students online services and resources regarding resumes, CVs, graduate school life, stress relief, thesis and dissertation assistance, and job seeking.

#alt-academy
A resource for those studying humanities that offers information on the wide range of career paths achievable after graduation.

Beyond the Tenure Track
A professional website created by an avid blogger, Fatimah Williams Castro who left the tenure track. The website includes information about options for graduate and PhD students.

From Ph.D. to Life
A website designed for graduate and Ph.D. students to help will the struggles of completing a degree and finding or changing career paths.

Ph.D.’s at Work
A website that provides an online space for making connections and learning from others about their transitions from academia to industry through blogs and podcasts.

Versatile Ph.D.
A website that helps graduate and PhD students look for, prepare for, and find a non-academic career through online chat rooms, job postings, and a database of non-academic careers related to your field of study.

5 Quick Tips for Finding a Nonacademic Job
An article written by Jessica A. Hutchins, who provides some brief general guidelines for the obstacles that come with various career paths that require more specific skills and job search techniques.

Academia or Industry? A Brief Guide to Jobs After the Ph.D.
A guide that explores the multiple options for jobs after completing a PhD, including academia, industry, abroad, or start-ups.

Academia or Industry? Finding the Right Fit – For Science Related Focus
A guide for PhD students in the science field that considers the career paths of academia and industry, and what may be the best option for you.

Four Tips for a Non-Teaching Academic Job Search
An article that offers meaningful tips for students searching for a non-teaching career.

PhD Myth Busters: Making the Transition From Academia to Industry
A blog that offers helpful information about the PhD process and answers to questions regarding choosing between academia and industry.

The Grad Student Way Blog – Science Careers
A blog that goes through considerations for choosing a career path and provides descriptions for entry level options for PhD science careers.

Doctoral Student Timeline
A timeline created to provide a framework of important professional development activities that you should be doing at different points during your graduate career beyond taking coursework or writing a dissertation.

Ph.D. in Progress Podcast
A podcast that breakdowns the PhD process from start to finish to post-doctoral experiences.

GradHacker Blog
A blog that covers a diverse range of topics that relate to graduate and PhD students who are still in school or are about to graduate.

How to graduate college with a job you love & less debt: Jullien Gordon at TEDxMidwest
A TEDx Talk about how students can realize their full potential and the blending of books smarts and streets smarts for the work environment and to help students get a return on the investment that they have put in to higher education.

Making Leadership and Service Count in the Job Search
An article written by Amanda Cornwall, who argues that graduate students need to recognize the marketability and value of their unpaid work and anticipate how it could be attractive to a future employer.

My Individual Development Plan (IDP)
A resource that helps you explore career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits you best.

Podcasts on Graduate School, Careers and Hot Topics
A website that offers podcasts that cover a variety of topics relating to graduate school, careers and career advice, the work environment, doctoral programs, academic climates, etc.

Resources : National Association of Graduate-Professional Students
The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students offers students online services and resources regarding resumes, CVs, graduate school life, stress relief, thesis and dissertation assistance, and job seeking.

Top 50 Blogs Every Graduate Student Should Read
A database that provides graduate students with a multitude of different blogs that cover topics such as graduate student life, graduate studies, writing, work and money.

Higher Education Job Opportunities – United States
A website that provides a job search platform for job in higher education as well as career advice.

Higher Education Job Opportunities – Global
A website that offers the ability to search international jobs in academic, science, research, and administrative employment.

Science Careers Resource
A website that offers a plethora of articles on a variety of topics ranging from current events in STEM fields to information about the workplace.

HigherEd Jobs
A website that provides job search advice and opportunities in higher education.

Writing a Teaching Philosophy
A resource that details the importance of having a philosophy of teaching and how to write a philosophy of teaching statement.

Writing a Research Statement
A resource offered by Duke University that describes how to formulate and format a research statement.

Academic Job Hunts From Hell: Why You Weren’t Picked
An article that discusses the factors that go in to the hiring process and reasons why you were not hired.

Academic Job Search Series: The Academic Job Search Interview
A video on preparing for an academic interview from the perspective of four academic professionals.

HigherEd Jobs
A website that provides job search advice and opportunities in higher education.

Hiring Trends in Higher Education [Webinar]
Join Inside Higher Ed editor Scott Jaschik in this free webinar, as he explores some of the hot debates over academic hiring today, focusing on faculty and administrator issues.

How to Fail on the Academic Job Market
An article by Heather Steffen, who describes how you can fail at an academic job search and provides tips for how to get through the process of job searching.