MIDS Career Search Resources

Job Search Websites

Resumes & Cover Letters

Resume Basics: Required elements, personalized elements, sample action verbs, and how to give a great first impression — use these basics, as well as your personal brand, to create a successful resume which lands you the interview.

Sample Resume Template: This template can be used as a guide and example for resume formatting. Keep in mind, there are many ways to format a resume, and this is only one example! As you use this guide, be careful that you pay attention to the built-in formatting (e.g., spacing) so that you keep the look of your resume consistent.

5 Secrets for Writing the Perfect Data Scientist Resume, by Michael Li, O'Reilly (June 29, 2016)

How to Email Busy People (tips for introductory emails), from Sparring Mind

How to Write a Cover Letter, by Amy Gallo, Harvard Business Review Blog Network (February 4, 2014)

How to Make a Résumé Shine (infographic), from CareerBuilder

Write a Resumé that Travels Across Countries and Cultures, Harvard Business Review Blog Network (May 3, 2012) 


Networking Basics: Networking is a collection of skills and activities centered around cultivating meaningful, lasting relationships. How can you develop effective networking skills to make the most of your opportunities?

A Simple Formula for Answering "Tell Me About Yourself" from the Muse

5 Tips for Non-Awkward Informational Interviews, from the Muse


How To Ace The 50 Most Common Interview Questions, Forbes (May 22, 2013)

Want to Nail an Interview? Use Mirroring, Forbes (May 22, 2013)

An Introvert's Guide to Job Interviews (Infographic from Entrepreneur, January 2017)

How to Prep for Your Technical Interview: Advice From a Hiring Manager (The Muse)

Coding Interview Tips (Interview Cake)

Interview Prep Checklist (PDF)

“Tell Me About Yourself” Checklist (PDF)


Negotiating Worksheet: Successful negotiation starts with effective planning. The goal is to create a win-win for everyone, as it is (hopefully) the start of a long, successful relationship. Use this worskeet to prepare for a successful negotiation.

Negotiating with Confidence: Slides from the Negotiation Workshop, by Rebecca Andersen.

The Exact Words to Use When Negotiating Salary, US News & World Report (February 21, 2013)

7 Negotiation Tips Given To Harvard Business School Students, Business Insider (August 19, 2013)

How to Negotiate Your Next Salary, Harvard Business Review Blog Network (April 6, 2012)

LinkedIn Salary: Explore salaries by job title, location, experience, and more.

Online Presence

6 Steps to a More Marketable LinkedIn Profile, Inc.com (December 7, 2011)

Five Simple Ways to Boost Your Professional Brand On LinkedIn (infographic), LinkedIn Blog (July 29, 2013)

Entrepreneurship Resources

Lester Center for Entrepreneurship Reading List

Berkeley Entrepreneurs Association

Berkeley Startup Cluster


Data Science Careers

The Data Analytics Handbook, an in-depth look at the data science industry

Kaggle Data Science Jobs Board

Doing Data Science Right- Your Most Common Questions Answered, by Jeremy Stanley (Instacart VP Data Science). First Round Review 

How to Consistently Hire Remarkable Data Scientists, by Jeremy Stanley (Chief Data Scientist and EVP Engineering at Sailthru). First Round Review

Where should you put your data scientists? by Daniel Tunkelang. O'Reilly (January 2016)

Analyzing the Analyzers: An Introspective Survey of Data Scientists and Their Work, by Harlan Harris, Sean Murphy, Marck Vaisman. O'Reilly (June 2013) (free e-book)

2014 Data Science Salary Survey: Tools, Trends, What Pays (and What Doesn't) for Data Professionals, by Roger Magoulas and John King. O'Reilly (November 2014) (free e-book)

2015 Data Science Salary Survey, by John King and Roger Magoulas. O'Reilly (September 2015) (free e-book)

2016 Data Science Salary Survey: Tools, Trends, What Pays (and What Doesn't) for Data Professionals, by Roger Magoulas and John King. O'Reilly (September 2016) (free e-book)

2016 Burtch Works Executive Recruiting Data Science Salary Study. (free e-book)

The Team Solution to the Data Scientist Shortage, by Jeanne G. Harris, Nathan Shetterley, Allan E. Alter and Krista Schnell. Accenture Institute for High Performance (2013)

Women in Data: Cutting-Edge Practitioners and Their Views on Critical Skills, Background, and Education, by Cornelia Levy-Bencheton. O'Reilly (January 2015) (free e-book)

For International Students

Berkeley International Office: information, advising, immigration services, advocacy, and programming for Berkeley international students

International student services from the UC Berkeley Career Center: including advising, workshops, services, and more

International Employee Friendly Employers: from the UC Berkeley Career Center

H-1B Salary Database: This database may indicate employers who have previously sponsored employees for H-1B visas


UC Berkeley Career Center

University of California Business Cards
(Business cards can be picked up on campus or shipped to your address by Federal Express.)

Archived Webinars: Recordings of I School Career Services webinars.

Last updated:

January 12, 2018