General Resources

General Resources for Career Exploration

Below are available resources that may help you determine your skills and interests, where they may be well suited, and how you can start planning and exploring career options. These resources below are not exhaustive and you can easily find additional resources. These are meant as examples to guide the career exploration process. Apart from the examples below, VersatilePhD also offers some beneficial resources similar to ImaginePhD detailed below. However, it requires you to pay to access many of the features.


ImaginePhD is a free resource available for all but geared towards social sciences and humanities graduate students. With just a creation of a free account, you can take an interests, skills, and values assessment. This is a self-report assessment that will help you better streamline what you are looking for in a career.

The results of the assessments provide information on fit and experience requirements for different job families. Resources available to students are then categorized according to these job families to make it easier to find and use the resources.


O*NET is a web-based platform that provides comprehensive information on a variety of occupations across all disciplines. It provides resources to be able to identify occupations that are related to each other. It also provides users with the ability to search for occupations based on their interests, values, skills, or other characteristics. Alternatively, users can search for various details of occupations in terms of the values, skills, or interests they afford. Last, it also connects users to other online resources on careers.

Rethinking Humanities PhD Resources- Council of Graduate Schools

Rethinking Humanities PhD Resources by the Council of Graduate Schools provides a collection of links to resources for the humanities that fall under the following categories: “Career Advice for PhDs,” “Career Exploration,” “Career Paths Data Collection,” “Intellectual Leadership and Resources for Graduate Programs,” “Scholarship on Career Paths,” and “Stories of PhD Career Paths”