At home, abroad, working, interning?  Wherever you are this summer, contact OCS or make an appointment for a virtual advising session. We are available all summer! 

Applying for Jobs Beyond the Academy

If you are considering applying for jobs beyond the academy, preparation will be key to a successful job search.  For help with every stage of the application process, get started with the resources on this page. OCS advisers are also available for confidential, one-on-one consultations on your resumes and cover letters, interviewing preparation, negotiation strategy and decision-making.  Make an appointment with us on the Yale Career Link.

Explore Careers

Craft your Story

Still exploring options? Research Humanities and Social Sciences Ph.D. pathways and STEM Ph.D pathways.   If you are also embarking on a search for faculty positions, get started with our resources on preparing for an academic job search in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM fields.

The story that you will tell through your  application materials and interviews will be critical to your success. This narrative should convincingly and coherently convey your most relevant skills and experience to potential employers as well as your interest in the job. Use our tips to develop your professional narrative,

Find Opportunities

Convert your CV to a Resume

Get started by watching our 3-minute video on how to jump-start your job search.  Be sure to devote adequate time to building and leveraging your professional network.  Studies show that a majority of jobs are found through referrals, and making professional connections will allow you to tap into this “hidden job market”.

Many jobs outside the academy will require a professional resume, not an academic CV. Learn how to construct an effective resume which is a strategic, targeted document aimed at highlighting your fit for a particular position.

Master the Interview

Negotiation and Decision-Making

Research, preparation and practice are key to a successful interview! Get started with our tips and resources on different types of interviews.

Contemplating options? Develop a strategy for negotiating and making the best decision for you.


Job Applications, Interviewing and Negotiation

Scholarly Associations

Be sure to leverage the valuable resources offered by many of these organizations, including advice on diverse career paths, salary and employment data, and jobs boards.

Part-time Experiences and Jobs Boards

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Employment Data and Trends

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Search continually updated U.S. market trends to learn about job types (job functions), growth trends, and desired skills. The results will include general information about each job (functional area), employment trends from the past two years and projections for the next 10 years, employers that have that role, desired education level, skills for the position, and more!


  1. Find Career Data by Selecting Keywords: Enter keywords of various job titles and choose a state or search nationwide to learn more about that job.
  2. Filter by Industry and Occupation: Search by industry and choose among popular occupations/job titles within that industry.

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

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