Job Search Sites for Careers beyond Academia


General - For All Disciplines

Aggie Job Link - Search local and regional job and internship listings. - A customizable job search site that offers suggested job openings based on your LinkedIn profile.

Simply Hired - Search engine that finds announcements from other career and job sites. - Search engine that finds announcements from other career and job sites.

Career Builder - Good all-purpose job search site. Contains many helpful features. provides comprehensive industry guides, job postings, and career management services. posts trends, markets, major players, and jobs in leading industries.

Craig's List - Sacramento - An increasingly important site for job listings - check other cities too. - Another good all-purpose job search site.

UCD/UCDMC Postions - Local positions in Davis and Sacramento. Includes the temporary job pool at UCD. - Excellent source of job listings for postdoc positions in many disciplines. - Not limited to academic positions - contains listings for student affairs and other university-oriented positions outside of traditional faculty career paths.

Think Tank Directory - Foreign Policy Research Institute's searchable database of think tanks. Contains many different types of think tanks - not just foreign policy.

Think Tanks - Wikipedia Listing of Think Tanks

Association of Management Consulting Firms - Information and list of some of the major consulting firms

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Government Jobs - A meta-site for government jobs throughout the United States - even listings for other countries.

US Federal Government - Tips on how to apply as well as how to find a job in the Federal government.

Federal Resume Template - Step by step guide to building a federal resume - downloads as Word document.

Index of all Federal Government Agencies - A-Z Listing of Federal Government Agencies & Departments.

Best Places to Work in the Federal Government - Federal departments that have high satisfaction rates and demographic information.

Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF) - Competitive fellowship program for various government agencies.

California Government Positions - This site allows you to search by county, as well as position type. Contains an explanation of the state examination process.

California Association of Counties - Link to county websites.

California Special Districts - Job site from the California Special Districts Association

Western Cities Magazine - Job postings for cities in Western states.

Municipal Management Association of Northern California Cities - Job site for California cities.

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Chronicle of Philanthropy Job Site - This site contains links to philanthropic and non-profit job listings.

Opportunity Knocks - Career positions in non-profit organizations, including universities and other institutions looking for highly educated individuals. - Non-profit careers and volunteer positions. - Non-profit information site.

Foundation Center - Foundation Center's Resources for Job Seekers in the Non-Profit Sector.

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Contract Employment Handbook - Information on working as a contract employee.

Contract Employment Weekly - Site for finding contract positions.

Entreworld - Entrepreneurship tools and resources.

Entrepreneur’s Resource Center - Hundreds of articles and briefs - solutions gleaned from CEOs, presidents and business owners.

Guru - Site for finding freelance work.

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International (Abroad)

Escape Artist - Information for living and working overseas.

Overseas Jobs - Features overseas jobs and international employment opportunities.

Top Jobs - Jobs in the UK.

International Employment Weekly - A comprehensive source of international careers for professionals, including international development jobs

H1Visa Jobs - Online database of american employers for international professionals.

Insidetrak - Jobs in Australia.

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For International (Graduate Students and Postdocs) includes information on top employer sponsors by year and visa options as well as a job search function. lists international jobs and internships. includes a searchable database with thousands of firms and jobs available.

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Social Sciences & Humanities

The Versatile Ph.D. - Some job listings, job search tips, sharing job postings, career panels. UC Davis has a subscription for premium content.

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation - The Doctorate Beyond the Academy. Provides innovation awards for doctoral students in the Humanities and some disciplines with the Social Sciences to pursue careers outside of academia. - For History Ph.D.'s leaving academia, but contains information of interest to anyone looking for careers beyond academia.

Art Historians - Creative career alternatives for art historians. - Career opportunities for linguists. - Source for media jobs of all kinds - writers, editors, journalists, television media etc.

California Courts - Listings for many types of positions such as analysts, managers, attorneys and researchers.

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Physical Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics

Statistics Job Site - Maintained by the American Statistical Association, this job site contains both academic and non-academic job listings for advanced degree holders in Statistics.

Employment Information in the Mathematical Sciences - Not just for mathematicians! Contains listings for computer science, engineering, operations research, statistics etc. Academic and non-academic listings both featured.

Engineering Jobs - Engineering Jobs has a wealth of career opportunity information - also allows you to post your contact information and on-line resumes.

Engineering Central - Engineering Central also has a variety of resources similar to the above - including job banks and space to submit your resume.

DICE - Career hub for jobs in technology. - Chemistry and other science positions in North America and abroad. - Earth science-related positions abroad and in the U.S. - Jobs related to climate change. - Click on "Jobs in Climate Change in left menu.

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Biological & Natural Sciences

Science Careers - Job search site, career advice, and other information for positions both inside and out of academia. - Biology, Chemistry and other science positions in North America and abroad. - Jobs in biotechnology - contains an extensive list of links to biotech companies currently seeking employees.

AgBiotechNet - Leading database on agricultural biotechnology information.

The Alliance for BetterFoods - The Alliance encourages fact-based discussion about development in plant biotechnology.

American Dietetic Association - Organization for food and nutrition professionals.

Baybio - Northern California's lifescience association.

BIO - Biotechnology industry association.

Biospace - Biotech and pharmaceutical news and jobs.

Biotech Career Center - Biotech job board.

Council for Biotech - Council for biotechnology informatjion.

Café Pharma - Website for pharmaceutical and medical sales professionals.

Food and Drug Administration - Federal food safety information.

International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) - Not-for-profit international organization that shares the benefits of crop biotechnology to various stakeholders, particularly resource-poor farmers in developing countries, through knowledge sharing initiatives and the transfer and delivery of proprietary biotechnology applications.

Job Science - Sales and marketing science jobs.

New Scientist - Site for jobs in science, general.

Science Online - Science magazine online job search tool through AAAS.

USDA - USDA's agricultural biotechnology website.

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