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Career Planning, Job Search, and Graduate School

Career Planning Resources

Evergreen State University Career Development Resource Page  A comprehensive list of good resources for conducting a job search, writing a resume, finding a grad school, writing application letters, and interviewing.  Lots of examples.

Florida State University Career Guides.  A number of focused, highly useful guides to the full range of job search issues including strategies, goals, resumes, interview issues (by job type) and so on.

McGaan's List of "Key Elements in the Job Search"

Negotiating Job Offers.  Basic advice from Florida State comprehensive guide to the full range of issues involved with how to negotiate when you receive a job offer.  Also look at the site on Job Offer Negotiations

Quintessential Careers.  Excellent and comprehensive resources for career planning.  Good advice on resumes and portfolios.

America's Career InfoNet is a comprehensive career website. ACI offers articles and advice on everything career related! Find information on career exploration, local employment services, military transitions and much more!

Job Search Sites

 Visit this America's Career InfoNet webpage to find links to advice on evaluating a job offer, accepting a job offer and even extending a counteroffer. Think it over, before accepting an offer!

Academic Employment Network Search for employment in teaching or other academic-related jobs for colleges, primary, and secondary schools across the nation., from The Wall Street Journal. The site is free and offers everything you need to find a great job, move up in the one you have, or plan your continuing education.  Search 30,000+  jobs from the nation's top companies, plus opportunities in Europe and Asia. If you're just getting started, internships and entry-level positions for college graduates are available. Sign up for alerts that tell you when new jobs are added that match your personal criteria.

CareerBuilder Post your resume, check out online job fairs, and connect with thousands of employers.  Lots of career search and planning resources.  Sponsored by a number of large newspapers and featured in the Chicago Tribune.

Career Center Large Career and Job search site with excellent company links. specializes in entry-level jobs. 's job search engine can find jobs by location, industry, or job title.

iHipo is one of the most popular international career websites for  students and graduates. iHipo’s mission is to help internationally-minded students and graduates find an internship/job and to advance their career. The site is free for students/graduates and offers users a carefully-researched overview of available internship programs worldwide, ranked by category.

Internship Search Site  Rising Star Internships. Good internet site for beginning to look for internship possibilities and how to make the most of them  Internships Abound at - FREE Internship Searching and Posting

JobBank USA Search one of the Internet's largest jobs database, use resume builder to create and submit resume to resume database.

JobDirect Connects students with companies seeking entry-level employment and assists job seekers in creating a thorough resume with Resume Workshop. is the leading job site dedicated to finance and accounting professionals. Job seekers can freely apply to thousands of financial jobs and post their resume. Free 2001 Financial Salary Survey and financial career resources.

Jobs.Net  A nice interface and easy access to international job listings.  Also provides an email notification system.

JobWeb Search a database of current job openings and read profiles of companies. Includes Job Seeker Discussion Groups and Career Planning Resources.

Juju Job Search Engine  A relatively new search site.  Juju is a “job search engine” rather than a “job board”, which means that it indexes jobs listed on thousands of sites around the web to provide job seekers a single point of access to as many job listings as possible, instead of only showing them a limited set of jobs that they have been paid to promote like traditional job boards doThe search engine is fast and easy to use.   "Net-Temps, A World of Jobs Neatly Packaged"  Net-Temps, the number one Internet recruiting center for the Staffing industry. Net-Temps brings together the world's leading staffing firms with the best candidates for contract assignments and direct placement. Net-Temps boasts a cross posting distribution of over 500 Internet search engines, portals, directories, on-line services and newsgroups as classified employment ads. These include Excite, Yahoo, Alta Vista, and Lycos.

Riley Guide Considered to be one of the best career and job information sites on the Internet, this site breaks down job resources into categories such as arts and humanities, computers and technology, business, health, education, and government jobs, to name a few. Everyone knows it and it's worth a look.

Graduate School in Communication  Advertises itself as the "leading resource for information on graduate school information."  Not specific to Communication or Theatre but easy to use.

Graduate Schools USA.  An easy to use search site for graduate school programs of all types in the United States.

The Graduate Record Exam is required by many graduate programs.  For those schools your scores must be received before you will be considered for admission and (most importantly) financial support (tuition waivers, assistantships, etc.).  Scores take a number of weeks after you take the test to arrive at the grad school so you will need to take the test during the Fall to insure your scores arrive in time.  The link here will take you to the GRE site where most all the information you need to take the exam can be found.


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