Careers

The following sites have great materials for thinking about how to prepare a humanities-based resumé.

Writing a Powerful Resume (Humanities) (Brigham Young University)

Cover Letter and Resume/CV Guide (Columbia University)

Resume Tips for Liberal Arts Students (Liberal Arts Advantage)

Professionalizing in the Liberal Arts (via Mary-Catherine Harrison) — a handout on strategies for improving how you present yourself both online and on paper

 

The following sites may be useful for job searching.

 Bookjobs.com — jobs in acquisitions editing, production, marketing, finance, IT, art & design, and every aspect of the process necessary for turning a manuscript into a book; for presses large and small

Idealist.org — jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities with thousands of organizations in fields like public health, the environmental, sustainable housing, child advocacy, social welfare, and so on

Indeed.com — jobs in fields as wide-ranging as education, health care, human resources, fund-raising, non-profits, legal/paralegal, and public policy

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits — there may be similar sites for other states, though I haven’t investigated (my Twin Cities students often want to stay here)

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Jobs as an English Major (Sell Out Your Soul)

 

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