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A video on employment for English Majors:


Click here to read David Deming's article, "Engineers Start Fast, but Poets Can Catch Up," published in The New York Times on September 22, 2019, about strong job outlooks for liberal arts majors.

General Job-Searching Databases

  • Career This site is an award-winning job-seekers website; see especially the "Resources" section.
  • Career Jet Careerjet is an employment search engine for the United States. It allows you to search multiple jobsites at one time.
  • Career Builder This site is a database of job openings. It also includes company profiles, career counseling, listings of job fairs, and a resource called "Salary Wizard" which is "for assessing the current market value" of specific positions based on region.
  • Indeed This comprehensive database of job openings gives the option to search specifically for non-profit jobs.
  • Jooble This jobs database can be searched by keyword and location. Results can be filtered by date posted, salary, distance within search radius, and type (internship, temporary, part- or full-time). Job listings contain links to employer websites where applications can be submitted.
  • Monster See especially the "Monster Campus."  The major advantage of this site is the ability to type in a quick search for entry-level jobs and a list of options will appear.
  • Nation Job This database allows job seekers to search for job openings by location and to apply directly through the site.
  • ZipRecruiter This is a database of job openings that can be searched by keyword and location. Job applications can be submitted directly through the site. Veteran-Friendly Jobs by ZipRecruiter ZipRecruiter offers job searching tools specialized for veterans.

Career-Specific Databases and Resources

    Non-Profit and Public Service

  • Idealist This site connects people to job, internship, volunteer, and organization opportunities. It has a special career page, Idealist Careers, that allows the user to find non-profit jobs by location, area of focus, job function, employment type, professional level, education requirements, salary, and what type of organization posted the job. It is also good for all majors as a source of how to write a resume, jobs and internships, and academic programs offering degrees for nonprofit managers working.
  • Indeed This comprehensive database of job openings gives the option to search specifically for non-profit jobs.
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy This database of nonprofit jobs can be searched by location and career.
  • Work for Good This site is a database of job openings for careers in public service. The Career Insight page has advice meant to professionalize job seekers and employees.
  • Public Service Degrees This guide outlines public service career options in teaching, social work, and public safety, helps readers find one that suits their strengths, and provides practical and actionable next steps.
  • NovoResume Guide to Non-Profit Jobs This career guide to nonprofit jobs describes common nonprofit jobs, identifies major nonprofit employers, and offers guidance for finding these jobs.
  • Education

  • Academic Careers This website is designed for people looking for teaching or administrative jobs in an academic setting.
  • Higher Ed. Jobs This website features an extensive listing of available jobs in higher education and a good collection of resources on higher education careers and job-searching.
  • Inside Higher Ed. Along with having valuable news and updates on what's going on in the world of higher education, this site also features a listing of current jobs available for you to browse or view by category.
  • Teacher Certification Degrees This site has information for potential K-12 teachers and educators. It includes information and links to various resources and paths to teacher certification. It also offers descriptions and statistics for specific careers within k-12 education as well as information about degree types and programs both on campus and online.
  • Southern Teachers This agency screens job candidates who have applied for assistance obtaining job positions in independent schools in the South. Candidates accepted after an interview and references check are referred to member schools with teaching and leadership job openings that match candidate skills and interests.
  • Government

  • Government Jobs This database of government jobs offers fulltime, parttime, and temporary jobs that can be searched by location and career.
  • USA Jobs This official website of the United States government is a database of state, local, and federal job openings that can be searched by career, location, and income.
  • U.S. Department of State Careers Search for jobs and student programs with the State Department.
  • Miscellaneous

  • Good Food Jobs This site is a database of job openings in a wide variety of food work, including restaurant, kombucha, beekeeping and farming. It also includes a blog about successful gastro-careers and offers a newsletter.
  • Cyber Security Masters Degree The site supports prospective graduate students as they transition from traditional IT jobs to cybersecurity. It features scholarship opportunities, such as the CyberCorps SFS Scholarship, industry insights, and profiles of cybersecurity pioneers.
  • Cyber Security Guide This website provides a wealth of information for those seeking degrees in cybersecurity. There is information and resources, descriptions of specific careers and degree programs, as well as a list of programs in the US by state and online.
  • Forensic Science Online This provides information on forensic science degrees and specialities, linking to education programs that offer these courses of study.

Job-Candidate Tips

  • Chegg Career Match This site offers multiple job preparation guides and educational videos that cover everything from how to research a company to ways to ace the job interview. It also features 700 career profiles.
  • My Job Search Connect to specialized career guides and job hunting tips.
  • Inside Career Info For each job, there are warnings, advice, and stories from a professional in each field, as well as information on what kind of degree/experience they used to get the job.
  • Best Resume Builders ( This is a ranked list of resume builders for job seekers by Features, prices, and starred review rankings are included so that those wishing to make use of a resume builder can make a quick but informed choice.
  • Auburn University Career Center The center's online hub offers resources for current students as well as general information that anyone can access. The University Career Center's yearly Job Search Guide has tips on how to search for jobs, write resumes and cover letters, and prepare for interviews, among other helpful topics.    

Scholarships and Loans Resources

  • College Affordability Guide This site is designed to help students gain valuable information about the financial options available to them when paying for college. It offers information and advice on how to pay for different degree types, what to look for in a school, and which schools offer the best education for the lowest cost. This is a link directly to the financial aid page of their website. 
  • College Scorecard Allows user to search for and compare schools by program, location, size, and more. The site gives organized details on cost, salaries of graduates, and graduation rates in comparison to the national average. It also provides sources for students searching for financial aid.
  • Career One Stop Scholarships Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this website offers a database of more than 8,000 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other financial aid award opportunities. Awards can be searched by keyword, and application instructions are included.
  • College Board Scholarship Search This site is a database of more than 2,200 undergraduate scholarships, financial aid opportunities, and internships. Relevant awards are shown to potential applicants based on the site user's profile.
  • U.S. Department of Education Grants This U.S. government website explains the three types of grants offered by the Department of Education, eligibility requirements, and application processes.
  • Student Loans This U.S. government website offers information on repaying student loans, loan consolidation, and student loan forgiveness.