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Books from the CPD Lending Library

Check out books from the CPD Lending Library. To check something out, visit our office in G-9556 or email us with your request.

The Unwritten Rules of the Highly Effective Job Search: The Proven Program Used by the World's Leading Career Services Company
By Orville Pierson

Job Search via Social Media

Link In or Miss Out: 10 Tips on Using LinkedIn Effectively for Your Job Search
From the NIH

Seeking Work in the Social Net
From Science Careers, by Clifford Mintz

Academic Listings

Additional Resources


4 Ways to Identify Smaller Companies to Work For
From NatureJobs, by Julie Gould

The Quick and Relatively Painless Guide to Your Academic Job Search
From Vitae, by Karen Kelsky

Timing is Everything
From Inside Higher Ed, by Natalie Lundsteen


LinkedIn for Students

Job Boards

Bio Careers

The School of Medicine and Dentistry has an institutional membership with Bio Careers. Bio Careers provides an in-depth look at various career paths in the sciences, maintains a jobs board and offers many resources to help you with your job search.

UR SMD students, postdocs and alumni may register for a lifetime membership for free!


CareerShift is a comprehensive job hunting and career management solution that gives job seekers complete control over the job search.

Other Job Boards/Career Resource Sites



Tooling Up: On Headhunters
From Science Careers, by David G. Jensen

A Week in the Life of a Headhunter Part 1 and Part 2
From Science Careers, by David G. Jensen

What Are Headhunters and How Do They Work?
From Science Careers, by David G. Jensen


Scientific Recruitment website and LinkedIn group