Job Search Outside of Academia

The Career Center is here to assist you with job search strategies. Additionally, we review CVs, resumes and cover letters, conduct practice interviews and discussions revolving around networking strategies.




  • Research the specifics for your discipline
    • The job search varies widely across disciplines, consult your advisor and mentors to:
      • Identify the annual hiring cycle for your field
      • Determine which application materials are usually required
      • Learn typical deadlines and decision-making timelines


Research Related Resources

Non-Profit Resources 

  • Commongood CareersCommongood Careers is a mission-driven search firm that is committed to social impact. Their purpose is to support the hiring needs of organizations that are dedicated to tackling today’s most pressing social problems.
  • Job Search
    Idealist is all about connecting idealists – people who want to do good – with opportunities for action and collaboration.
  • National Council of Non Profits: Jobs 
    Job search resource for non-profit jobs.
  • Work for Good: Jobs 
    One of the first job boards focused exclusively on the nonprofit sector, our team at Work for Good has helped more than 30,000 purpose-driven organizations find everyone from their next executive director to managers, support staff, and even interns

Think Tank Resources 


Networking with professionals in your field(s) of interest exposes you to industry information and is greatly helpful in beginning and furthering your career.


Applying for an academic job could entail submitting professional documents, references and an application. These materials will provide an organization with the opportunity to evaluate your skills, abilities, accomplishments, and overall work history. 


Interviewing is an educational institution's opportunity to evaluate your fit for a position and the institution as a whole. This is a prime opportunity to display your capabilities and qualifications. It is also your chance to determine if the position and institution are a good fit for you.