Finding a Position
LinkedIN! - Connect with recruiters and reach out to real people who work at the companies in which you are interested. If you see a 2nd degree connection, ask one of your 1sts for an introduction! Turn on job alerts!
Indeed - The 'God' of job postings. Most other job sites are simply copy/paste postings from indeed. Turn on job alerts!
One of the most visited GIS/RS jobs site on the Internet. Started in 1992, the GJC has helped thousands of GIS/RS professionals find positions. With hundreds of positions in our database, the GJC has resources for both employers and those seeking jobs.
governmentjobs.com - Great for finding local and national government postions.
USAjobs - Official government job focused on federal government jobs.
https://www.photofeeler.com/ - See how your profile photo rates in terms of ‘smart’, ‘trustworthy’, and ‘influential’
What the Body is saying - Navaro [Book] - Great book on non-verbals from an ex-FBI agent whose responsibility was to find liars.
Researching a Company
Glassdoor - The ‘Yelp’ of companies. I always check GD for employee reviews before applying to a company.
Crunchbase - Discover lots of info including financials, acquisitions, news articles, and more!
BBB’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. We do this by
Setting standards for marketplace trust
Encouraging and supporting best practices by engaging with and educating consumers and businesses
Celebrating marketplace role models
Calling out and addressing substandard marketplace behavior
Creating a community of trustworthy businesses and charities
SEC documents (Uber example) - For public companies, check out their S-1/A SEC filing containing a volume of information. The SEC requires IPOs to provide documents publically to educate potential investors on how a company intends to grow and make money. Visit the last page of ‘documents’, for the S-1/A containing a bundle of company info.
Job Fairs / Conferences
|FOSS4G||Geospatial||TBA||TBA||Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial conference|
|Esri UC||Geospatial||TBA||TBA||Esri User Conference|
|AGU||Geospatial||TBA||TBA||American Geophysical Union conference|
|GeoWeek (Colorado)||Geospatial||TBA||TBA||Geospatial conference in Colorado|
|Esri Developer Summit||Geospatial||TBA||TBA||Esri Developer Summit|
|GeoDev Meetups (Esri)||Geospatial||TBA||TBA||Geodev Meetups hosted by Esri|
|Mississippi GIS conference||Geospatial||TBA||TBA||Mississippi Geospatial Information Systems conference||https://mastgis.org/home/|
|NACIS||Geospatial||TBA||TBA||North American Cartographic Information Society annual meeting||https://nacis.org/annual-meeting/current-meeting/|
|GISPro||Geospatial||TBA||TBA||URISA's GIS Professional conference||https://www.urisa.org/gis-pro|
|OSM State of the map||Geospatial||TBA||TBA||OpenStreetMap State of the Map conference||https://stateofthemap.org/|
|Geospatial World Forum||Geospatial||TBA||TBA||Geospatial World Forum conference||https://geospatialworldforum.org/|
|GeobizSummit||Geospatial||TBA||TBA||Geobusiness Summit conference||https://geobuiz.com/summit-2023/|
|EGU General assembly||Geospatial||TBA||TBA||European Geosciences Union General Assembly||https://www.egu23.eu/|
|CalGIS||Geospatial||TBA||TBA||California Geographic Information Association conference||https://www.urisa.org/calgis|
|USGIF GEOINT||Geospatial||TBA||TBA||United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation GEOINT Symposium||https://usgif.org/geoint-2023/|
|State of the Map||Geospatial||TBA||TBA||OpenStreetMap State of the Map conference||https://stateofthemap.org/|
|OpenData Science Conference||Web3||TBA||TBA||Open Data Science Conference in California||https://odsc.com/california/|
|GeoBusiness||Geospatial||TBA||TBA||GeoBusiness Show conference||https://www.geobusinessshow.com/|
|expoverse||Web3||Feb 27th - March 5th||TBA||Blockchain and cryptocurrency conference||https://goexpoverse.com/|
|ETH Denver||Web3||TBA||TBA||Ethereum hackathon and conference|
|ETH Portland||Web3||TBA||TBA||Ethereum hackathon and conference|
|AAG||Geospatial||TBA||TBA||AAG Geospatial Conference.||https://www.aag.org/all-events/|
Cover Letters and Resumes
Reddit Cover Letters - Post your cover letter for general style and formatting critique.
Reddit Resumes - Post your resume for general style and formatting critique.
Reddit GIS - Post a resume for industry-specific advice.
My favorite guide on writing cover letters
Cover Tuner - Awesome tool for automatic cover letter analysis. Created by a Redditor!
Final Draft Resumes - Bought their resume package when I first started out; It was worth every penny. We went through several revisions until settling on a final draft.
HRnasty - Weird name, but great job hunting tips
MS word Tip - If you’re using Microsoft Word to create your resume, try hitting the keys Cntrl+Shift+8 to see all the formatting marks and hidden characters. You'll likely find inconsistencies!
InterviewThis (GitHub Repo) - Great list of questions to ask in an interview (as an applicant)
TheBalanceCareers Interview Qs A very comprehensive guide for interviewing from the applicant's perspective.
How to practice for an interview with Chat GPT
Resume Worded - They have a free LinkedIN reviewer tool that gives useful advice. Might pay for the full service in the future.
What did I miss?
Let me know in the comments!