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Portals for GIS jobs

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Now let's talk about jobs. When I search for GIS, it looks like there are 54 results.

Portals for GIS jobs

Now let's talk about jobs. Among all the jobs you should think about for GIS are jobs that are particular to your geography, or to the place where you want to be. Public jobs at the government level are often only advertised at the county, or the city level, and you should inquire with your county or local government for those types of jobs in GIS. Private jobs are usually advertised in GIS job portals. Ever increasingly, I have compiled a list of portals that I recommend to my students when advising them.

And you can find that here, at gis.calvin.edu/careers. On this page, you can see different job portals related to the GIS industry, with all the links. Also notice on the right, there're career links. So if you’re interested in general careers in these types of areas, you can check those out. Certainly I encourage you to make connections with people, because many jobs that my students are able to get, occur because of networking. However, employers are utilizing these services to find potential employees in GIS.

There's one particular site I want to show right now. And that's the USA Jobs site. Notice here, you can type in keywords. This site highlights federal jobs. In this case, let's type GIS and see how many there are. When I search for GIS, it looks like there are 54 results. They're constantly updated, and you can use this kind of a website to apply for federal GIS jobs. So whether you are new or old to the GIS scene, I'm sure you'll find the careers page that I've built helpful to find a job in GIS.

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Real-World GIS

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  1. 3m 20s
    1. Welcome
      55s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      1m 15s
    3. Using the exercise files
      29s
    4. Using the challenges in this course
      41s
  2. 3m 31s
    1. The seven most common GIS questions
      3m 31s
  3. 44m 3s
    1. Exploring GIS trends
      5m 8s
    2. Exploring GIS data with the National Map Viewer
      7m 11s
    3. Finding imagery data using EarthExplorer
      6m 8s
    4. Working with US Census data via TIGER products
      9m 24s
    5. Exploring agriculture with CropScape
      3m 34s
    6. Accessing data in proprietary formats
      4m 45s
    7. Accessing data in catalog formats
      7m 53s
  4. 19m 32s
    1. Understanding the type of data you have
      2m 26s
    2. Understanding coverage data
      4m 47s
    3. Understanding shapefile data
      2m 24s
    4. Understanding geodatabases
      4m 33s
    5. Raster data model history and formats
      3m 43s
    6. Sharing GIS data
      1m 39s
  5. 24m 26s
    1. Working with scale and graticules
      5m 41s
    2. Exploring developable surfaces
      2m 50s
    3. Using geoids, spheroids, and datums
      4m 55s
    4. Putting it all together in ArcGIS
      11m 0s
  6. 34m 22s
    1. Collecting geospatial data
      2m 48s
    2. Adding map data to a spatial database
      5m 8s
    3. Adding scanned images to a spatial database
      12m 32s
    4. Adding GPS data to a a spatial database
      2m 14s
    5. Advanced collection techniques in GPS
      5m 36s
    6. Exploring open-source approaches to GIS data
      6m 4s
  7. 10m 45s
    1. Challenge: Get the data
      26s
    2. Solution: Get the data
      37s
    3. Challenge: Visualize the data
      16s
    4. Solution: Visualize the data
      48s
    5. Challenge: Isolate the data
      14s
    6. Solution: Isolate the data
      1m 36s
    7. Challenge: Attributes of the data
      16s
    8. Solution: Attributes of the data
      1m 11s
    9. Challenge: Analysis of the data
      16s
    10. Solution: Analysis of the data
      1m 0s
    11. Challenge: Build new data
      19s
    12. Solution: Build new data
      1m 9s
    13. Challenge: Import new data
      16s
    14. Solution: Import new data
      1m 5s
    15. Challenge: Convert your data
      16s
    16. Solution: Convert your data
      1m 0s
  8. 13m 56s
    1. Understanding ArcGIS for Server
      3m 56s
    2. Connecting a client to a GIS server
      3m 0s
    3. Working with ArcGIS.com
      5m 29s
    4. Using ArcGIS.com efficiently in the client
      1m 31s
  9. 8m 22s
    1. Exploring the types of GIS jobs
      3m 11s
    2. Portals for GIS jobs
      1m 37s
    3. Preparing for general interview questions
      1m 52s
    4. Preparing for specific interview questions
      1m 42s
  10. 1m 0s
    1. Next steps
      1m 0s

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