Career Search Resources
- Job Search Websites
- Resumes & Cover Letters
- Negotiation & Salaries
- Online Presence
- Entrepreneurship Resources
- Data Science Careers
- User Experience Careers
- Cybersecurity Careers
- Product Management Careers
- For International Students
Berkeley I School Connect is a directory and professional networking platform exclusively for the I School community. Students and alumni can browse the job board or post job openings.
To get started, register with an email and password, or sign in with LinkedIn, Google, or Facebook.
Job Search Websites
- Code for America Government Jobs Board
- CyberSN: Cybersecurity job search site
- Data Science Central: Analytic Talent
- Data Visualization Jobs Google Group
- Edsurge educational technology job board
- Internet Law & Policy Jobs (from the Foundry)
- KD Nuggets
- Lerer Hippeau Ventures Talent Tracker
- The Muse
- Open Data Science
- Simply Hired
- Spec.FM Slack Channel
- Stackoverflow Careers
- Tech Jobs for Good
- Women in Security and Privacy (WISP): Security & Privacy Job Board
For Contracts / Freelance / Short-Term Jobs:
- Toptal: a freelancing platform that connects businesses with software engineers, designers, and business consultants.
- Intern Supply
- Path Forward: mid-career internship programs for people restarting their careers after time spent focused on caregiving
- SharpestMinds: internships that lead to full-time jobs in machine learning
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.
How to Write the Perfect Data Scientist Resume, from EliteDataScience (October 20, 2017)
How to Email Busy People (tips for introductory emails), from Sparring Mind
How to Write A Cover Letter, from Glassdoor Guide
What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2018, By Kristen Bahler, Money (January 2, 2018) (with downloadable template)
43 Resume Tips That Will Help You Get Hired, by Erin Greenawald, from The Muse
Best Practices for Building Your Google Tech Job Resume, from Paysa (August 17, 2017)
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?
Berkeley Career Network: In collaboration with the Cal Alumni Association, Berkeley Career Network is a career mentorship and networking service for all UC Berkeley students and alumni. Join the Berkeley Career Network and you'll be connected with successful Cal alumni who are actively seeking the opportunity to support current students in their career endeavors through active conversation forums, 1:1 connections, informational interviews, and thought leadership.
Career Fair Tips: Recruiters come prepared to discuss job and/or internship opportunities and provide information about their organizations. How can you prepare for the Career Fair and make the connection, as a first step toward a successful interview?
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)
Coding Interview Tips (Interview Cake)
InterviewBit: Practice for tech interviews with sample problems from Google, Facebook, and more.
LeetCode: A platform to enhance your skills and prepare for technical interviews
Interview Prep Checklist (PDF)
10 Tips for the Perfect LinkedIn Profile, from Undercover Recruiter
The 31 Best LinkedIn Profile Tips for Job Seekers, from The Muse
Negotiation & Salaries
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)
A Step-by-Step Guide to Negotiating for the Pay You Deserve, MoneyGeek (2016)
LinkedIn Salary: Explore salaries by job title, location, experience, and more.
Salary Project: a platform for peers to anonymously share and compare salary data.
Levels.fyi: compare and contrast self-reported salary levels across different organizations.
Data Science Careers
The Data Analytics Handbook, an in-depth look at the data science industry
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
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)
Where should you put your data scientists? by Daniel Tunkelang. O'Reilly (January 2016)
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)
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)
User Experience Careers
Building a UX Portfolio: Slides from the Design Portfolio Workshop (February 3, 2015), by Lauren Lamonica Rosenthal, UX Designer and Product Manager.
Creating a UX Portfolio: Slides from the Design Portfolio Workshop (November 22, 2013), prepared by Maggie Law (MIMS ’03).
User Experience Careers Issue, User Experience Magazine vol. 13, no. 1 (April 2013)
Onsite UX Interviews: What They Don’t Teach You in Design School. User Experience Magazine vol. 13, no. 1 (April 2013)
The UX Portfolio: Your Golden Ticket to Job Interviews. User Experience Magazine vol. 13, no. 1 (April 2013)
How Much UX have You Put into Your UX Portfolio? UX Magazine, Article No. 1068 (August 7, 2013)
Improving Hiring for User Experience: The Applicant UX Magazine, Article No. 898 (November 7, 2012)
How to Navigate the Ocean of UX Job Titles uxbeginner.com (April 27, 2014)
Five Tips for a Great UX Portfolio Salesforce UX (August 21, 2015)
National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies: an online resource for cybersecurity training, from the US Department of Homeland Security
Information Systems Security Association (ISSA): a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals
CyberSeek: data about supply and demand in the cybersecurity job market.
Starting an InfoSec Career – The Megamix – Chapters 1-3: from tisiphone.net (October 12, 2015)
How to Build a Cybersecurity Career: by Daniel Miessler (updated June 23, 2019)
Product Management Careers
What is a Product Manager (at a Tech Company)? by Rebecca Andersen (January 2017)
Let's talk about Product Management Josh Elman, Medium (October 2015) (See also: Looking back on ten years of How to Hire a Product Manager)
How to Hire a Product Manager Ken Norton (2005)
List of Essential books for Product Managers Ken Norton (2016)
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
University of California Business Cards
(Business cards can be picked up on campus or shipped to your address by Federal Express.)
Log in for recordings of I School Career Services webinars.