Career Search Resources

COVID-19 Career Resources

Job Search Resources/Who’s Hiring

Hashtags to follow

Remote Job Boards

Remote Interviewing

Big Interview (video interviewing practice tool)

11 Tips for Video Interview Success

8 Video Interviewing Tips You Need to Know

7 Tips for a Successful Video Interview



Hiring Update during COVID by National Association of Colleges and Employers

LinkedIn’s Get Hired Newsletter

Job Search Websites

For Contracts / Freelance / Short-Term Jobs

  • Toptal: a freelancing platform that connects businesses with software engineers, designers, and business consultants.
  • PwC Talent Exchange: a marketplace for short-term contract opportunities at PwC.

For Internships

  • Intern Supply
  • WayUp
  • 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.

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)

Resume Templates


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


Interviewing Best Practices

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

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

Onsite UX Interviews: What They Don't Teach You in Design School (April, 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)

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)

“Tell Me About Yourself” Checklist (PDF)

Online Presence

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 DeserveMoneyGeek (2016)

“Salary strategies everyone in tech already knows — but you don’t”, from Candor

Tech Compensation: Beyond the Offer Letter, The Skip (2021)

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

Salary Project: a platform for peers to anonymously share and compare salary data. compare and contrast self-reported salary levels across different organizations.

What to ask about equity when you get a job offer (free startup equity calculator), from Carta

Entrepreneurship Resources

Lester Center for Entrepreneurship Reading List

Berkeley Entrepreneurs Association



Berkeley Startup Cluster

BearX: Connect with students, alumni, faculty, and staff to advance your career, find mentors, join startups, attend exclusive events, and more.

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)

2016 Burtch Works Executive Recruiting Data Science Salary Study. (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)

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 (April 27, 2014)

Five Tips for a Great UX Portfolio Salesforce UX (August 21, 2015)

Cybersecurity Careers

National Cybersecurity Student Association

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 (October 12, 2015)

How to Build a Cybersecurity Career: by Daniel Miessler (updated June 23, 2019)

35 Cybersecurity Job Categories (from CyberSN)

Product Management Careers

Product Management: Core Skills & Interview Questions Two handouts for product management careers, prepared by Justin Hu, vice president of product management at Dotloop.

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


UC Berkeley Career Center

UC Berkeley Data Science Student Community

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

Archived Webinars
Log in for recordings of I School Career Services webinars.

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