Non-Academic Careers

Are you considering a career outside academia? Not sure if a academic career is suitable for you?  CaPS has compiled a list of job search websites, social network websites, articles of interest, books & other resources for graduate students interested in non-academic careers.


Please note that CaPS and McGill do not endorse any particular websites/services; the listing is for your information only.

Non-Academic C.V. and Cover Letters

For a list of sample CVs or résumés and cover letters, consult the following sites:


Articles of Interest

Consult the following sites for tips and advice on writing non-academic résumés, CVs and cover letters.

Career Planning

Information, tips and advice for those who are interested in opportunities beyond academia.  The following resources cover information on how to transfer your skill sets to industry setting, and panels that explore and explain everything you need to know about careers outside academia.


Non-Academic Career Options

The following articles provide tips and advice on career options beyond academe:


Working in Public Service

If you are interested in working in the public service sector, consult the following resources:


For additional career information, consult the following resources:

Networking

One of the best ways to secure a job lead is through networking and informational interviews with professionals in the field.  The following websites will give you tips and advice on how to build your network and prepare for information interviews.