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.
Staff Human Resources General advice on finding a job at UC 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

Live Career A formula for creating dynamic cover letters
Career Trend Cover letter tips.
Career Lab 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: Use Social Media.


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 East Bay  
California State University Monterey Bay  
California State University San Francisco  
California State University San Jose  

California Community Colleges

California Community Colleges Registry & Job Bank  
Association of California Community College Administrators  
American Association of Community Colleges

Other Bay Area Campuses

Academy of Art University Cabrillo College
California Institute of Integral Studies California School of Professional Psychology
Chabot College City College of San Francisco
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
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey Mills College
Monterey Peninsula College National Hispanic University
Notre Dame De Namur University Ohlone College
Palo Alto University 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

HigherEd360 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.
Insight Into Diversity The Insight into Diversity Career Center is the premiere higher education online diversity job board connecting highly qualified job seekers and sought-after employers who understand the value of a diverse and inclusive workforce.
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.
American Association of University Women 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.
University Job Bank Free job listings in higher ed.
Women in Higher Education 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 State Teach  
Ed Join  
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  
Simcha Preschool
Twin Lakes School  

Non-Profit Career

Chronicle of Philanthropy  
Work for Good  
Non-Profit Times  
Social Worker Job Opps  

Santa Cruz County/Monterey Bay Employers and Career Resources

Newspapers, Career Services and Job Listings

Central California Small Business Development Center  Free small business assistance/resources
Santa Cruz Careers  
Santa Cruz Sentinel (newspaper)
Santa Cruz Tech Beat
Workforce Santa Cruz County  


Capitola City  
Santa Cruz City  
Santa Cruz County  
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
Career InfoNet Employer locator
Cisco Systems  
Crosswind Technologies  
Dominican Hospital  
Dovetail Genomics
Dynamic Engineering  
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute  
Poly (Plantronics/Polycom)  
Two Pore Guys

Employment Agencies

Count of Santa Cruz  
Santa Cruz Staffing
The Armada Group

High Tech. Industry Resources

Santa Cruz Tech Beat  
Santa Cruz Geeks Forums  

Silicon Valley Careers


San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Gate
San Jose Mercury

Job Listings and Services

Bay Area Jobs  
Bay Area Careers  
Career Builder  
Craig's List  
Higher Ed Jobs
Jobs and Careers  
Job Star San Francisco  
Juju Job search engine
Northern California Higher Education Consortium
Silicon Valley Careers  
Simply Hired  

Specific Career Fields

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