Guide to the Guides:

Here are some other excellent Econ Job Market Guides that we haven't already referenced...

And here is a list of the guides that we did reference...

Hurtado, Carolos (n.d.) What Happens in the Economics Job Market and How Did I Survive It? Available at:

Acton, Riley (2020) Applying to Policy Schools as an Econ PhD Candidate. Available at:

Cawley, John. (2018). A Guide and Advice for Economists on the U.S. Junior Academic Job Market. Available at:

The Hidden Curriculum. Podcast series hosted by Sebastian Tello-Trillo and Alex Hollingsworth. Episodes available at:

  • S1E1 "Tips on managing workflow''

  • S1E5 "Talking to Chase Eck about building an academic website''

  • S1E7: "Alex's Research Workflow: Stata, Github, R & Overleaf''

  • S1E9: "How to Handle Multiple Projects with Melissa Spencer''

  • S1E17: "Tips on prioritizing mental and physical health with Jevay Grooms''

Indeed Editorial Team. (2021). How to Use the STAR Interview Response Technique. Available at:

Levine, David. (n.d.). David Levine's Cheap Advice: Going on the Job Market. Available at:

Schwabish, Jonathan A. (2014). An Economist's Guide to Visualizing Data. Journal of Economic Perspectives. Vol.28, No. 1. Available at:

Sahm, Claudia. (2019). we need to talk MORE.... macromom blog. Available at:

Nagpal, Radhika. (2013). The Awesomest 7-Year Postdoc or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tenure-Track Faculty Life. Scientific American. Available at:

MathBioNerd (2017). Not the awesomest 7-Year postdoc. mathbionerd. Available at:

American Economic Association. (2021). The economics profession: Becoming a professor, researcher, or educator. Available at:

Gentzkow, Matthew and Jesse M. Shapiro. (2014) Code and Data for the Social Sciences: A Practitioner's Guide. Available at:

Head, Keith. (n.d.). The Introduction Formula. Available at:

Bellemare, Marc F. (2020). How to Write Applied Papers in Economics. Available at:

Shapiro, Jesse M. (n.d.). How to Give an Applied Micro Talk: Unauthoritative Notes. Available at:

Goldsmith-Pinkham, Paul. (2019). Tips + Tricks with Beamer for Economists. Available at:

Jacobson, Sarah. (2018). Twitter Thread. Available at:

Hollingsworth, Alex. (2020). Create a Simple and a Free Job Market Website. ASHEcon Newsletter. Issue 2020:3. Available at:

Mangrum, Daniel. (2020). Job Market Hacker. Python Package. Available at: