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Life After Graduate School
Academic Paths: Career Decisions and Experiences of Psychologists
A collection of 13 autobiographies from psychologists who work in academia. Read about their experiences as students and what led them to become professors and researchers. Not only is this book a good read, but it is very insightful about what life in academia is about. This is a useful resource if you are trying to decide between a professional or academic career in psychology. Edited by Peter A. Keller.
Faculty in New Jobs: A Guide to Settling In, Becoming Established, and Building Institutional Support
A guide to succeeding and adapting in academia as a faculty member. A collaboration of the experiences and advice from 18 contributors coming from different viewpoints designed to nurture faculty and to aid in their professional development. Start your new position ahead of the game! Written by Robert Menges and Associates.

The Compleat Academic
A book that covers a range of issues new academic social scientists face from job-hunting to being an assistant professor, teaching, and graduate student supervision. Get a head start on these issues and get an idea of things you should be aware of and will face when just starting off. Although this is a 1987 book and out of print, used copies are available--and the book still is relevant and helpful. Edited by Mark P. Zanna and John M. Darley.
Advice for New Faculty Members: Nihil Nimus
Designed to teach new faculty how to work--with constancy and moderation in their new field. The main sections provide advice for teaching, writing, and socialization and have been proven effective through years of experience and research in the area. This book teaches you how to do the least to get the most out of your work. Written by Robert Boice.

The Psychologist's Guide to an Academic Career
A very well written book with specific advice for psychologists entering the academic field. Topics cover the end of graduate school, steps to your career, advice on how to organize your day and your life, and how to develop your career and become an influential professional. Written by Harriet L. Rheingold.
College Grad Job Hunter: Insider Techniques and Tactics for Finding a Top-Paying Entry Level Job
The Riley Guide
Employment opportunities and job resources on the internet compiled by Margaret F. Dikel. Resource topics include: preparing for a job search, putting together resumes and cover letters, targeting and researching employers, executing your job search campaign, networking, interviewing and negotiating, and job listings. Not specifically for psychology students but a good resource.

Career Mosaic
Otherwise known as headhunter.net. Looking for a job? Search by job type, industry, or by community. (Check out the boss button, it's too cool.)

The Academic Position Network: Simplify the task of finding a job in higher education
A tool for finding positions in academia. Search through positions from around the world for a specific location or type of job.

National Association of Colleges and Employers' Jobweb
This is jobweb.com's "Catapult" site. It contains many links to career and job-related sites as well as other resources designed to answer your questions and give you some guidance.

Summer Jobs, Internships, Fieldwork, and Postgraduate Options
Another site provided by jobweb.com. Browse through various links on information concerning summer jobs, internships, and fieldwork.

This is the APA's Career Resource Center. You have to register (it's free), but the perks include posting your resume on a database and searching online job classifieds.

Outlook on all Professions
Find out about the current status and the predictions for the employment outlook for your career of choice. Brought to you by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

APA Online: Classified Ads
Classified ads for the US (arranged by state) and for abroad (arranged by country) from the APA Monitor on Psychology. Also, career help and links to other APA resources.
Miscellaneous Resources     
Applying Advice
For those interested in applying for a position at a small, liberal arts institution. Take advantage of over 15 years of experience and learn how to put together a successful application. Compiled by Hugh Foley.

Teaching Clinical Psychology
For those just beginning to teach clinical psychology courses. This site is devoted to sharing ideas and resources for courses (particularly undergraduate) on abnormal psychology, psychology, psychotherapy, group dynamics, psychological testing, and the clinical components of introductory psychology. Compiled by John R. Suler, Ph.D..

Continuing Professional Education
The APA Office of Continuing Education offers a wide variety of continuing education opportunities for psychologists. Choices include workshops, forming an independent study program, or becoming involved in new programs designed to earn CE credits.

An Interesting Career in Psychology: Non Academic Careers for Scientific Psychologists
A series from APA Science that highlights nonacademic careers that a number of psychologists have chosen to pursue. If you are interested in less traditional options available for scientific psychologists, these articles will enlighten and inspire you.



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