Private sector employment resources

Graduates often find opportunities with private companies that need policy expertise, or with consulting and law firms that specialize in developing relationships between private companies, nonprofits, and government bodies both domestically and abroad. Private companies often require policy experts over a wide range of topics and specialties.

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Top job boards

  • CareerBuilder (General employment listings)
  • CareerJet (General employment listings)
  • CareerOneStop (U.S. Department of Labor sponsored career resources including a job board called AJB)
  • CareerWomen (General employment listings catered towards women)
  • Econ-Jobs (Employment listings for economists)
  • GIINJobBoard (Employment listings from the Global Impact Investing Network that is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of impact investing)
  • Glassdoor (General employment listings, career resources, employer and position reviews)
  • Guardian Unlimited (General employment listings based in the U.K.)
  • Icrunchdata (Employment listings for analytical and statistical work)
  • Indeed (General employment listings)
  • JuJu (General employment listings)
  • Linkedin (Social network catered to professionals, general employment listings)
  • Monster (General employment listings)
  • SimplyHired (General employment listings)
  • Washington Post (General employment listings based in Washington D.C.)

Industry trade associations and interest groups

Sample employers in consulting