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The Bureau of Labor Statistics' website for the Occupational Employment Statistics survey is a good place to look for what is the general wage for your job in your geographic area (U.S. only).
The Next Step
Don't get complacent after you've submitted your resume and cover letter; your preparation work isn't done yet! Check out the resources on this page to see how you can prepare for the next step of the job application process: the interview.
Research Before Your Interview
Researching the company interviewing can help you make a better impression at your interview. Learn how to research companies from the following video. For links to look up companies, click here.
Tressie McMillan Cotton's informal advice to job-seekers
The sociologist and writer Tressie McMillan Cotton wrote a series of tweets June 2018 describing her advice to social sciences undergrads soon to be on the job market. These suggestions stand well for a broad range of fields. Here's a static PDF of that feed.
Guides to Acing Your Interview
Learn how to improve your performance on interviews from the links and video below.
Big Interview is a interview training system. This service is available free-of-charge for UC San Diego students. School e-mail and code is required; registration is required for use. For instructions on how to get started, click on the Big Interview logo or click here.