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Geography Job Resources

Geography Internships

How to write an effective geospatial & GIS cover letter

Methods of finding GIS and geomatics jobs

A Geospatial Manager’s Perspective: 20 Tips for the Successful GIS Job Seeker

Careers with geography, by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

What do cartographers do, where do they work?

What Can I Do with a Major in Geography? (Concordia)

What can I do with a degree in Geography? (Simon Fraser University)

Types of Jobs in the Geography Field

Leadership

How to make academic meetings more productive

No Formal Leadership Training? No Problem!

The necessity of consistency

How can you make yourself invincible at work?

 

Finding a Job, Interviews

Five tips for students preparing to enter the job market

 

Dean reflects on trends in today’s faculty candidates

 

9 questions to ask in a job interview that make you look smart

 

5 effective ways to boost your self-esteem

 

Staying positive on the job market in the face of constant rejection

 

Tailor your cover letter to stay out of the reject pile

 

Coping with disillusionment for those unable to find full-time academic work

 

Careers Planning: How to Choose a Career for Your Personality (YouTube)

 

Career Development Tips - Three Steps To Successful Career Planning | HR Crest (YouTube)

Early Career Faculty 

Making the most of a pre-tenure sabbatical

 

How to face the sting of being passed over as an internal candidate

 

How to spend the rest of the summer preparing for the next academic hiring season

 

Faculty writing groups can help increase peer support, productivity: opinion

 

Don’t be neurotic: UK students’ message to professors

 

Four tips for managing upward in higher ed

 

Failure is the most fulfilling part of being a professor: IHE contributor

 

Institutions must find new way to evaluate nontenured faculty in politically charged era

 

When to speak your mind as an untenured academic

Networking

I don't drink. How do I avoid missing out on networking at after-work socials?

 

Networking: Why you only need a core group of 10

 

7 Networking Tips for Introverts, Extroverts, and the Socially Awkward

10 Tips For People Who Hate Networking
 

18 Easy Conversation Starters For Networking Events

 

LinkedIn’s Top Networking Tips for Women

 

Top Networking Tips for Women

 

5 Networking Tips From Three Great Women

Career Planning and Changing Careers

3 tips for discovering yourself

 

How do you know when it’s time to leave your job?

 

When to say No

 

Learning how to say “no” to extra demands on your time

 

How to leave your job gracefully: IHE contributor

 

Seize opportunities as they arise, even when “not ready”

 

Are spurned departments likely to hire someone who has turned them down in the past?

 

What to do when you are no longer interested in what your degree has trained you for

Mental Health

The essential behaviors in healthy, successful people and organizations

 

Spend time with your pet to reduce stress

 

How to prepare your time-off getaway oasis

 

Save your health, boost your career

 

How to manage when work stress leads you to overeat

 

How to create the best of times at work

 

Video: The right way for employers to approach mental health

 

5 effective ways to boost your self-esteem

 

Perfectionist students need to beware of mental strain: Dal psychologist

 

Academic culture is too dominated by “the dreaded should”: IHE contributor

 

Knowledge translation as remedy to grad school mental health issues

 

University students not taking time to exercise even when given incentive: UBC study

 

Tips for achieving work-life balance as a busy administrator

 

6 tips for managing personal stress

How to survive your terrible coworkers

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Some links may be broken. Last updated: April 2018

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