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**Note: The strategies and resources listed here are not necessarily endorsed or advertised by Michigan State University. This is simply a list of resources to evaluate different ideas on these topics.
Getting Started With A Job Search: Lists, Examples, and Career Research
Competency lists of keywords to use on your resume and in your cover letter. (This list also provides some definitions and clarity to what the general competencies are and how your skillset may fit within those competencies.)
US Bureau of Labor and Statistics (Occupational Data, Job and salary outlook, etc.)
- The way to "bullet proof" your resume
- Stuck on how to design it? Here are some great, often-universal ideas to get inspiration flowing!
- 15 Articles that provide design and composition tips
Networking and Social Media
Getting started on Linkedin provides an overview of goals and important steps to launching your profile.
LinkedIn's blog and information on:
Twit-tips! A guide to the basics and simple tips to improve your tweets and up the value of your twitter page! This link provides several additional sources and articles based on what you're interested in learning more about.
Tips On Building Your Portfolio
Hosting Sites for Online Portfolios/Webpages
Practice for interviews This pdf link (from the University of Omaha) provides a worksheet for you to practice your answers to 50 of the toughest interview questions.
Job Search Strategies
Here is one book to help you think through retirement planning, beyond just the financial aspects"Get a Life: You Don't Need a Million to Retire Well" by Ralph Warner (2004).
Administration on Aging (202) 619-0724. (Helps older people in need.)
The National Retiree Volunteer Coalition (800) 899-0089 ext. 5091 (Works with universities and local governments.)
Senior Corps (800) 424-8867 (Helps seniors find opportunities in their local community.)
Job Search Web Sites
Non Profit Jobs (and Volunteer Opportunities)
Business and Industry Employers
Administrative and Association Positions
Agriculture and Life Sciences
Government Jobs (Local, State & Federal)
U.S. Department of State is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency
Higher Education Job Sources
Michigan State University Job Openings Administrative, managerial, supervisory, faculty, library, specialist, county extension, support staff, clerical/technical, nursing; resident advisors, stagehand, service maintenance employee, skilled trades employee, operating engineering, and off-campus employee positions available at MSU are listed at the web sites referenced.
Academic360.com includes links to faculty, staff, and administrative job announcements and is not restricted to teaching positions.
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) includes jobs in educational advancement: alumni relations, communications and marketing, and development (fund raising)
Chronicle of Higher Education Jobs site is one of the best resources on the web for academic positions
Career Journal from the Wall Street Journal focuses primarily on management, executive, and professional positions, with resources for switching careers, career management, and working with executive recruiters.
JobsNet includes science job listings compiled by the staff of Next Wave Magazine including international job opportunities.
International Job Opportunities Sources
MSU Office of International Development (OID) for research opportunities available to MSU faculty and graduate students interested in improving quality of life for people around the world.
Media, Communications, & Advertising
Natural Resources & Conservation
Teaching and Administrative Job Openings
Search for Schools, Colleges, & Libraries by zip, city, state, etc.
MIREAP - Michigan Regional Education Applicant & Placement Program - to search for job openings and post applications for free.
Office of Overseas Schools offering education for dependents of American citizens living abroad
International Travel Information Travel Warnings, Consular Information Sheets, Tips for Traveling Abroad and Other Important Health and Safety Information