Career Management Resources

Career management is an important part of any development process. Below are some career management resources available through Staff Development and Professional Services.

SD&PS Courses

Career Management Toolkit

The UC Davis Career Management Toolkit is designed around the career management cycle which includes learning about yourself (assessments), career exploration strategies, job search, informational interviewing, mentoring), planning your next steps (goal setting, individual development plans), taking action (accomplishment statements, resumes, references, cover letters, interviews) and evaluating your progress.

Career Counseling

As part of the university's commitment to support employees in their professional development and career management efforts, career counseling and coaching services have expanded. Available through Staff Development & Professional Services, a range of career counseling and coaching services are available including:

  • exploration of your career options and goals
  • discussion of where you want to be in your work/life
  • goal setting and action planning
  • interview coaching
  • resume writing assistance
  • review of application materials
  • job search coaching
  • help with development of your individual development plan (IDP)

Career counselors are available for confidential, one-on-one counseling and coaching appointments. To schedule an appointment, call Staff Development and Professional Services at (530) 752-1766.

Note: UC Davis staff are entitled to two one-hour individual appointments per fiscal year.

SD&PS Resource Library

Staff Development and Professional Services offers a library of books and videos (available for check-out) on career interests and skills assessment, job search information, resume preparation, interviewing skills and alternative career options. For more information contact SD&PS at sdps@ucdavis.edu.