Career Search Resources


Job Search Websites

General

Flexible and Remote Jobs

Contract / 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.
  • Experfy

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
  • TalentBoard: The new system for early career tech hiring

Diversity Related

Startups

Data Science & Engineering

Social Impact / Public Service / Education

Cybersecurity

Product Related Jobs


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.

Data Scientist Resume Samples (from Enhancv)

How to Write the Perfect Data Scientist Resume, from EliteDataScience (October 20, 2017)

How to Write A Cover Letter, from Glassdoor Guide

Do I need a Cover Letter?, Rebecca Andersen (January 22, 2019)

Resume tips from the Muse

How to Write an International Resume (Resume.io, March 29, 2021)

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

Resume Templates


Networking

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?

How to Stand Out at Career Fairs, Rebecca Andersen (October 8, 2019)

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 Your Informational Interview, by Eva Mollett (August 14, 2018)

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

Connecting on LinkedIn: The 5-Point Email, by the Berkeley Career Center


Interviewing

General Interview Tips

Design Interviews

Technical Interviews

Product Manager Interviews


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 Your Tech Offer, Rebecca Andersen (May 14, 2019)

13 Tips to Negotiate Your Salary and Job Offer (March 9, 2021)

Ten Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer (July 11, 2016)

Cybersecurity Salaries and Compensation: Negotiate the Best Deal (November 4, 2020)

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)

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

Evaluating Tech Compensation

Salary Data


Entrepreneurship Resources

BEGIN: Berkeley Gateway to Innovation: Overview of entrepreneurship resources available to Berkeley students.

Berkeley Haas Entrepreneurship Mentoring Sessions: Chat with Bay Area entrepreneurs, VCs, and attorneys in 20-minute sessions; open to all students and alumni. Sign up for email announcements to be notified of availability.

BerkeleyBase: Public database of UC Berkeley-incubated startups created in 2018 by a research fellow at Startup@BerkeleyLaw.

Berkeley Haas Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: Overview of entrepreneurship resources sponsored by Berkeley Haas, most of which are open to all Berkeley students.

Berkeley Innovators: Resources for Berkeley alumni to navigate the innovator ecosystem at UC Berkeley.

Berkeley Law Entrepreneur Resources: Database of resources created by a research fellow at Startup@BerkeleyLaw.

FORM+FUND: Berkeley Law’s workshop series for Berkeley-affiliated entrepreneurs. Attendance is by registration only and applications are necessary. See more details and sign up for the mailing list on the FORM+FUND website.

Startup Law Initiative: The startup Law Initiative provides free legal training to entrepreneurs. Check this website for workshops and details.

Startup@Berkeley: Website with curated resources for connecting with the UC Berkeley entrepreneurship landscape.

Berkeley Startup Cluster: Website providing an overview of entrepreneurship resources for Berkeley based startups.

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

Looking for Love in All The Wrong Places: How to Find a Co-founder: Steve Blank explains how entrepreneurs can use a tool called the Business Model Canvas to find the ideal co-founder for their startup. (from First Round Review)

Startup School by Y Combinator: Includes a library of resources and a set of modules for new founders. This site also has a co-founder matching site and open forum for entrepreneurs.

30 Tips for New Startup Employees: Actionable tips for new startup employees by First Round.

Accelerators, Incubators, & Funding

Batchery: A Berkeley-founded virtual community of veteran investors, advisors, & mentors that works with series seed and A stage entrepreneurs. Startups can apply to fall and spring cohorts, check website for program schedule.

Berkeley Angel Network: UC Berkeley alumni faculty and former faculty angel investors who are particularly interested in investing in UC Berkeley startups. Check the website for the application process and guidelines to apply.

Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator: Ecosystem of entrepreneurship resources relating to blockchain.

Berkeley Crowdfunding: Students, staff, faculty, and researchers can list their projects here to raise money to fund their ideas.

CalFounders: Professional network of Berkeley alumni who support entrepreneurship at Berkeley. The group holds monthly meetings which are open format and confidential, providing mentorship and support for founders.

Citris Foundry: A Incubator serving multiple UC campuses and offering guidance, education, and a home-base to de-risk entrepreneurship for early-stage founders, especially supporting those who have been historically marginalized.

Contrary Capital: A decentralized, university-focused venture capital fund backing university students and their ideas, providing both mentorship and capital.

Dorm Room Fund: A student-run venture firm backed by First Round Capital that invest in student-run companies.

Free Ventures: UC Berkeley pre-seed startup semester-long program for students, with spring and fall cohorts.

Launch Accelerator: University of California three-month accelerator designed to transform early-stage startups into fundable companies.

Skydeck: Application-based incubator and accelerator for Berkeley students, alumni, and faculty.

Student Entrepreneurship Program (STEP): A 10 week startup incubator program that connects UC Berkeley community members with complementary skills and helps bring their ideas into the world. (Open to students & alumni)

The House Fund: A pre-seed and early-stage venture capital fund and accelerator for Berkeley startups. Sign up here for alerts and newsletter.

Annual Competitions

Big Ideas: Innovation ecosystem with an annual fall contest that provides training, networks, recognition and funding to interdisciplinary teams of students who have transformative solutions to real-world problems.

CalHacks: Largest collegiate hackathon bringing teams together to pitch innovative project ideas. Cal Hacks Fellowships are also available to further support projects with mentorship, interactions with industry professionals, equity-free funding, and more.


Data Science Careers

Advice on Building Data Science Portfolio Projects, Jason Goodman (December 3, 2016)

How to build a Data Science Portfolio, Michael Galarnyk, Towards Data Science (July 8, 2018)

Advice for New and Junior Data Scientists, Robert Chang (Data Scientist at Airbnb) (October 8, 2017)

Kaggle Competitions

Data Sources for Personal Projects


User Experience Careers

Top UX Communities & Groups

UX Design Portfolio: Best Practices, They Make Design (March 14, 2019)

The UX Portfolio: Telling Your Story, Usability Counts (January 17, 2013)

How to Build a UX Portfolio, Tom Scott, UX Collective (April 10, 2019)

Tips for UX Research Portfolios, H Locke, UX Planet (June 2, 2020)

Build a simple, compelling Design Portfolio in Days, not Weeks, Patrick Chan, Salesforce UX (June 25, 2020)

How to Create a Powerful Case Study for your UX Portfolio, Dave Travis (October 29, 2018)


Cybersecurity Careers

National Cybersecurity Student Association

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies: an online resource for cybersecurity training, from the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies Cyber Career Pathways Tool: tool presenting an interactive way to explore work roles within the Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity (NICE Framework).

Cybersecurity Workforce Training Guide (from the US Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency; August 2021)

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)

35 Cybersecurity Job Categories (from CyberSN)

The State of Cybersecurity Hiring, Burning Glass Technologies (June, 2019)

Blog Post compilation of where to start for cybersecurity careers, Ean Meyer (March, 2020)

CyberSN Blog, Popular Blog from a cybersecurity recruiting company 


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)

Open Product Management, by Producthired

Getting a Gig: A Guide, PM Edition, Mohammed Shabbar Manek (November 25, 2017)

Product School Slack Community

Women in Product Community


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

H-1B Data Hub


Miscellaneous

UC Berkeley Career Center

UC Berkeley Data Science Student Community

University of California Business Cards
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