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Career Resources

There are endless resources available to job seekers, and many are incredibly useful. Use the following only as a place to start. The Yale SOM Career Coach for Working Professionals is available to work with you to develop your overall strategy and selection of relevant resources.

General Career Support

Yale SOM Career Development Guide
Databases and Salary Information
  • Leveraging Library Resources in Your Job Search

  • Payscale.com – PayScale is a market leader in global online compensation data. With the world's largest database of individual employee compensation profiles.

  • Salary.com – This site can help you to find salary information for a variety of positions. It allows you to evaluate specific positions by various level and provides regional information to help you to compare salaries in different employment markets.

  • SalaryExpert.com – Similar to Salary.com, this site can help you to find salary information for positions, and allows you to evaluate specific positions on various levels; it also provides regional information to help you to compare salaries in different employment markets.

  • BLS.gov – The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a useful site. There is a wealth of information on wages by positions and by region.

  • Glassdoor.com – Glassdoor is your free inside look at jobs and companies. Salary details, company reviews, and interview questions--all posted anonymously by employees and job seekers.

  • Additional databases provided by Yale University Library for alumni can be found at this link: https://guides.library.yale.edu/somalumni. Email som.cdo@yale.edu for a password to access.
Resources for Women
  • Yale Women – An alumni community for women.

  • Diversity Woman – “Leadership Empowerment for Women Who Mean Business.” In addition to a job board and events, the website features articles on workplace topics including leadership, transitions, aging, negotiations, teamwork, and communications.

  • CareerWoman – An e-recruiting network, The Career Exposure Network™ is dedicated to helping job candidates find career opportunities with the best companies especially focused on sought-after, targeted women and MBA candidates.

  • Forté Foundation – Forté Foundation is a consortium of leading companies and top business schools working to substantially increase the number of women business leaders. Free member services include job postings, articles, and an extensive database of female MBAs across industries and geographic locations.

  • Online Women’s Business Center – Has some potentially useful leads on start-up financing that target women entrepreneurs.

  • Catalyst – Catalyst is a leading non-profit focused on advancing women in business. Catalyst offers research and articles on women transitioning out of and into the workforce.

  • Ellevate Network – A worldwide women’s network for women and men seeking to generate exceptional professional and social value for its members. 85Broads hosts numerous events for men and women to network and seek professional and personal growth.

  • Women Returners – A consultancy, coaching and network organization based in the UK that focuses exclusively on enabling talented professionals to return to work after an extended career break.

Resources for Under-Represented Alumni of Color

Resources by Industry & Sector

Consulting

Management Consulted – the leading resource on all things consulting, with a focus on resumes, interviews, case interviews, and finding jobs. Articles inform on a range of topics from travel to salaries, from resume mistakes to summer internships, from exit opportunities to case interview preparation.

International Development
  • Devex – Devex hosts a robust job board in the international development industry and provides news, expert advice, and other resources to people interested in the development sector. Devex is a social enterprise bringing efficiency to international development through recruiting and business information services. Members find development projects, business and career advice, jobs, and professional connections.

Nonprofit

Idealist.org – This website provides non-profit jobs and non-profit salary surveys.

Entrepreneurship
International
  • Jackson Institute for Global Affairs – The University's focal point for encouraging and coordinating teaching and research on international affairs, societies, and cultures around the world. Their website contains information and links to various international resources and events.

  • MBA-Exchange – An international career and employment resource for MBA students and alumni, connecting them with employers around the world. Includes job and internship postings, online recruitment events, company information, etc.

  • MyVisaJobs.com – The site has good information on U.S. employers that hire international students and lists the companies that petition/sponsor the most H-1B Visas. You can search companies by industry, geography, function, etc.

Joining Boards
  • Boardspan Previously, lack of access to best practices, information, and insights kept boardrooms unnecessarily mysterious, unapproachable, and hard to manage. Boardspan helps boards thrive by sharing information for both candidates and board members to encourage strategic, proactive and forward thinking.
  • BoardSource  - Specializing in nonprofit boards, BoardSource offers an extensive range of tools, resources, and research data to both increase board effectiveness and strengthen organizational impact.

Non-Traditional and Project-Based Resources
  • Corps Team – Mom Corps is a job finding resource for professionals who require flexibility and nontraditional career options through contract or part-time opportunities.

  • National At Home Dad Network – A national non-profit organization and network aimed at resources and connections for stay-at-home dads.

Recruiting
  • BlueSteps – A career management service operated for experienced professionals by AESC (Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants) that provides executive talent career management resources, including absolute confidentiality and ethical connections with AESC members. The BlueSteps talent database is shared exclusively with AESC members. SOM students and graduates have access to their complimentary webinars and events and, on joining, are offered a 30% discount on lifetime membership.

  • On-Ramps – On-Ramps is a recruiting and consulting firm specializing in workplace innovation, place candidates in full-time, part-time and project-based assignments.

Resources for Re-Entering the Workforce
  • Back to Business – Provides a full range of services for anyone looking to expand their career horizons, with a particular focus on those looking to re-enter the workforce.

  • Encore! – Barclays has launched a new recruiting program designed to offer leadership development and training opportunities to experienced professionals who have taken a career break and are now looking to re-enter the workforce.

  • iRelaunch – iRelaunch produces career reentry programming, events and content for individuals, organizations, universities and employers. iRelaunch was co-founded by the authors of the acclaimed career re-entry book, Back on the Career Track: A Guide to Stay-at-Home Moms Who Want to Return to Work.

  • Women Returners – A consultancy, coaching and network organization based in the UK that focuses exclusively on enabling talented professionals to return to work after an extended career break.

Yale University Resources
  • Office of Career Strategy - The Office of Career Strategy (OCS) offers career advising, professional school advising, employment and internship opportunities, and career development resources. The office works with students and alums of Yale College, Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and postdoctoral scholars to clarify career aspirations, identify opportunities, and offer support at every stage of career development.

  • Yale Library Access & Lifelong Learning - Take advantage of a wealth of intellectual opportunities for alumni, including in-person programs on campus and around the globe, educational travel experiences, and online services like Coursera, iTunesU, and academic journal services like JSTOR. Also, the Yale University Library offers access for all Yale alumni and spouses. Access levels range from free to $200 per year and are for in-person access/borrowing only. For more information on the levels and privileges associated with each, please visit the Alumni Borrowing Guide.

  • Yale Women - An alumni community for women.

  • Career, Life and Yale - connecting Yale alumni to each other and with current students to network, for mentoring, and to develop the career and life skills that are key to thriving in today’s modern world

  • Jackson Institute for Global Affairs - The University's focal point for encouraging and coordinating teaching and research on international affairs, societies, and cultures around the world. Their website contains information and links to various international resources and events.

  • Yale Cross Campus

  • Yale Alumni Association Alumni Directory