In between bouts of sorting, de-cluttering, and apartment hunting, I’ve also been working on my job search. Here’s some helpful links I’ve found during my search.
How to avoid hassle during an out-of-state job search.
I might sign up for freelance editing work on things like oDesk or eLance (any tips, readers?). I don’t want to freelance forever, probably, but a little cash here and there might help. Mostly I’m looking for an office job.
PhDs at Work looks interesting, but I haven’t spent a lot of time on there. Does anyone want to investigate and report back in the comments?
Miriam Posner discusses what alt-ac (alternative-academic) jobs can and can’t provide.
There is a LinkedIn group called PhD Careers Outside of Academia, which is where I found this huge collection of links and articles for scientists transitioning to industry. (I’ve also been checking out Ask A Manager but mostly for giggles.)
Do you have any recommendations for resources for PhDs seeking jobs outside of academia? Specifically for social scientists or scientists who have some data skills and good writing skills, but only tiny amounts of programming skills, and nothing in biotech/pharma? Thanks!