Job Market Resources

Resources for Students on the Job Market

Meeting Dates for 2020-21
– September 9, 4pm: Initial Fall Meeting
– October 16, 11am: Interview Meeting
– November 2-6: Mock Interviews
– December 2, 11am: Fly-outs Meeting
Complete Fall timeline here (2020 schedule)

General Resource Guides
Resources & Tips for UW Econ Students
Job Market Interviews
Job Market Fly-outs
Job Market Tips from Wisconsin Previous Students
Cover Letter Tips

The UW’s Writing Center does have resources tailored to graduate students on the job market. Every semester they offer some job market related workshops. Additional workshops that may be of interest to you can be found here:

The Graduate School also has resources available here:

Job Postings Resources
AEA Job Openings for Economists (JOE); JOE Signal
AEA Job Scramble – late spring job market
Econ Job Market
European Economic Association Job Market
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)
Academic Jobs Online
Chronicle of Higher Education
Economics Research Network
Royal Economic Society – UK version of JOE (
INOMICS – the Internet Site for Economists
US Government Jobs – not all federal agencies post here (ex: Fed Reserve, Intelligence Community agencies, and others)

Job Market Conferences for 2020-21
NABE Tech Economics Conference & Job Fair – Nov. 9-11, 2020, virtual
APPAM Fall Research Conference; FAQ Page for Job Seekers – Nov. 11-13, 2020, virtual
European Job Market – December 14-18, 2020, virtual
China International Conference in EconomicsDecember 12-13, 2020, Shanghai, China Cancelled due to COVID
AEA Annual Meeting – Jan. 3-5, 2021, virtual

Articles/sites of interest for students on the Job Market
Cawley, John, A Guide and Advice for Economists on the U. S. Junior Academic Job Market, 2018-19 edition
Johannes Pfiefer maintains a catalog of job market tip pages and resources
Resources for applying to government positions – L&S Career Site for Govt, Policy, International Affairs, writing a Federal Resume