Dual Career Resources

The information on this page has been provided to help spouses and partners of new faculty members find out about career opportunities in and around Santa Cruz County.

Job Search Tips

General Job Hunting Tips

Capitola Career Center Applicant Workshops
LiveCareer A career and job-hunting resources guide.
Monster College Advice on how to conduct an effective job search.
UC Davis Career Management Toolkit Includes self assessments, career exploration, goal setting, job search tools, and more.
UC Santa Cruz Job Seeker Toolkit General advice on finding a job in Santa Cruz.

Resume Writing Tips

Damn Good Resume Guide Resume writing guide and resources.
UCSC Career Center Resume guide.

C.V. Writing Tips

C.V. Tips Tips for writing a successful curriculum vitae.
Curriculum Vitae & Resume Tips from the Graduate Information Program at UCSC.

Cover Letter and Interview Thank You Letter Tips

Quintessential Careers A formula for creating dynamic cover letters
So You Wanna.com Cover letter tips.
CareerLab 200 sample letters for all sorts of career situations.
UCSC Career Center Cover letter guide.

Interview Tips

General Interview Tips

Job Interview Net Job interview question bank by field.
Career Builder Interview advice and resources.
Job Interviews for Dummies Large job interview question bank.
UCSC Career Center Interview guide - although geared towards students, the guide has good suggestions and sample questions.

Career Networking Tips

Linkedin Networking Rules for Job-seekers: the Good, the Bad and the Almost Perfect.
Monster.com Career Networking Tips: Get Started on LinkedIn.


UCSC is a member of the Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)

UC Santa Cruz

Academic Employment  
Staff Employment  
UCO Lick Observatory  

Nearby UC Campuses & Office of the President

UC Berkeley  
UC Davis  
UC San Francisco  
UC Office of the President  

California State University

Web site for all campuses  
California State University Monterey Bay  
California State University East Bay  
California State University San Francisco  
San Jose State University  

California Community Colleges

California Community Colleges Registry & Job Bank  
Association of California Community College Administrators  
American Association of Community Colleges Career Line The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is the primary advocacy organization for over 1000 two-year degree granting institutions. The CareerLine is a collection of online job announcements from the AACC Community College Times. The emphasis appears to be on upper-level administrative positions. Be careful that you don't bookmark the actual CareerLine page, the location changes with each update.

Other Bay Area Campuses

Academy of Art University Bethany College
Cabrillo College California Institute of Integral Studies
California School of Professional Psychology Chabot College
City College of San Francisco Notre Dame De Namur University
Five Branches Institute Foothill-De Anza Community College District
Gavilan College Golden Gate University
Graduate Theological Union Hartnell College
Holy Names College John F. Kennedy University
Mills College Monterey Institute of International Studies
Monterey Peninsula College National Hispanic University
New College of California Ohlone College
Pacific Graduate School of Psychology Peralta Community College District
Saint Mary's College of California Samuel Merritt College
San Francisco Conservatory of Music San Francisco Theological Seminary
San Jose-Evergreen Community College Dist. San Mateo County Community College District
Santa Clara University Silicon Valley University
Stanford University Stanford University School of Medicine
University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry The Wright Institute

Academic Associations and Job Banks

Academic360.com Academic360.com is meta-collection of Internet resources that have been gathered for the academic job hunter. It includes links to faculty, staff, and administrative announcements and is not restricted to teaching positions.
Academic Employment Network A moderate-size collection of job opportunities at school districts, colleges, and universities. One of the few sitesthat appears to charge users to access full information.
Academic Position Network The Academic Position Network (APN) provides daily updates of faculty, administrative, post-doc, and professional staff positions in higher education. An interactive database allows you to search for openings by geographic region, position title, or institutional type.
Affirmative Action Register The Affirmative Action Register is the national Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) recruitment publication "directed to females, minorities, veterans, and all other applicants." The publication contains a listing of professional, managerial, and administrative positions in all employment sectors including many opportunities in higher education. Employers are listed alphabetically, geographically, and by type of position.
Association Jesuit Colleges and Universities Job Bank The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) provides informationon employment opportunities at Jesuit institutions through The Jesuit College Job Bank. Announcements include job title, category (admin, faculty, dean, etc.), school, position start date, and application deadline.
Chronicle of Higher Education Weekly listing of faculty, administrative, executive, and research positions from The Chronicle of Higher Education's Academe This Week. Focus is primarily on US institutions. Subscriber-based user ID and password are required to view current week's listing. Previous week's announcements are freely available. One of the largest collections of higher education employment opportunities on the Internet.
Council for Christian Colleges and Universities A well-maintained listing of administrative and faculty job announcements provided by the Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities. Position openings are listed as either faculty or non-teaching/administrative and include both member and non-member affiliated institutions.
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education  
Guide to California Colleges and Universities  
Higher Ed Jobs HigherEdJobs.com lists over 1,000 faculty and staff positions at hundreds of colleges and universitiesacross the country. Job seekers can search www.HigherEdJobs.com bycategory, state, or institution.
Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education The Hispanic Outlook for Higher Education is published bi-weekly for the campus community. Their web site provides a listings of employment opportunities in higher education categorized by geographical region.
Humanities A weekly listing of academic teaching opportunities in History, the Humanities, and the social sciences. Announcements are updated every Monday.
IM Diversity The Minorities Job Bank carries an extensive listing of private, public, and academic sector positions. The site includes the opportunity to post resumes, browse employer/member profiles, and read career-related articles. Special sections provide additional information for African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Native-Americans, and Women.
National Association of Women in Education Job categorizations include Academic affairs, Admissions, Development, Executive director/C.E.O, Faculty/non-tenure track, Faculty/tenure track, Human resources, Other, Student affairs, and Technology.
Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium Free jobs web site for faculty, staff, and executive positions at Northern California Colleges and Universities.
Student Affairs.com Created by, and for, people with a student affairs background, the StudentAffairs.Com employment section allows you to search by category, state or province, institution, region,or keyword Academic job listings in student affairs.
University Job Bank Free job listings in higher ed.
Women in Higher Education.com The Women in Higher Education monthly journal carries announcements from schools that are actively seeking qualified women candidates for faculty and administrative positions. The WIHE web site allows you to search by job title and/or geographical region.

Education, K-12

Employment Search Sites

California School Districts  
Cal Teach  
Education World  
EduTech Online Educational Employment Search California K-12 and Community College Administrative, Teaching, and classified positions. Search by job title, category or location.
K-12 Teaching Jobs  
Private School Employment Network  

Public Schools

Santa Cruz County Office of Education  
Monterey County Office of Education  

Santa Cruz County

Bonny Doon Schools  
Happy Valley School  
Live Oak School Dist.  
Pajaro Valley Schools  
San Lorenzo Valley Schools  
Santa Cruz City Schools  
Scotts Valley Schools  
Soquel Schools  

Private Schools

Gateway School  
Georgiana Bruce Kirby Prep. School  
Good Shepherd School  
Green Valley Christian  
Santa Cruz Waldorf School  
Twin Lakes School  

Non-Profit Career

Chronicle of Philanthropy  
Jobs In Non-Profit  
Non-Profit Times  
Opportunity Knocks  
Social Worker Job Opps  

Santa Cruz County/Monterey Bay Employers and Career Resources

Newspapers, Career Services and Job Listings

Santa Cruz Sentinel (newspaper)  
About.Com, Santa Cruz Employment Resources  
Bay Area Careers, Santa Cruz  
Workforce Santa Cruz County  
Profile Volunteer networking group for skilled professionals
Central Coast Small Business Development Center Free small business assistance/resources


Capitola City  
Santa Cruz County  
Santa Cruz City  
Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit Dist.  

Santa Cruz Area Employers

Hoover's Company directory of local employers
California Labor Market Info Find local employers through variety of searches
infoUSA List of major employers in Santa Cruz County
Career InfoNet Employer locator
Array Microsystems  
Cisco Systems  
Crosswind Technologies  
Digital Square  
Dominican Hospital  
Dynamic Engineering  
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute  

Employment Agencies

List of local employment agencies  

High Tech. Industry Resources

Santa Cruz Next  
Santa Cruz Geeks  
Santa Cruz Geeks Forums  

Silicon Valley Careers


San Francisco Chronicle/Examiner Newspaper
San Jose Mercury Newspaper

Job Listings and Services

Bay Area Jobs  
CareerPath.com meta-resource for online newspaper links
Craig's List  
Jobs and Careers  
Job Star San Francisco  
Juju Job search engine
Northern California Higher Education Consortium
Silicon Valley Careers  
Silicon Valley Gateway  

Specific Career Fields

View UCSC's Career Center listing of websites for specific career fields