Dual Career Policy
When a faculty candidate has a spouse or partner who also is seeking employment, the University will assist in exploring employment positions for that spouse/partner, by either seeking to locate an appropriate University position or by referral to local employment opportunities. The hiring authority should take steps in conjunction with the Office of the Provost in these instances. Department Chairs/Directors should contact their dean to pursue this option, and deans should consult with the Provost.
FSU Career Center Resources:
- Drop-in Career Advising: Have resumes and cover letters critiqued, create a job search strategy, prepare for interviews, and more. No appointment needed, simply drop-in Monday – Friday from 9:00-4:30 (visit career.fsu.edu for hours and location).
- Career Center Library: Access hundreds of online and print resources to address any step in the job campaign process. The Career Center library houses books specifically for dual career couples, such as Career Change: Everything You Need to Know to Meet New Challenges and Take Control and It’s About Time: Couples and Careers.
- Career Spots: View online videos from employers on job search topics, including networking, interviewing, salary negotiation, and utilizing social media in the job search process.
- Career Guides: Review detailed career guides on Searching for a Job in Tallahassee, Writing a Resume, and Searching for a Job. Visit career.fsu.edu/resources/career-guides for access to all Career Center guides.
- Career Modules: View these quick reference guides to locate resources both within the Career Center and online. There are 18 Modules which include information for Dual Career Couples and Families, Making a Career Transition, Understanding Job Forecasts, and Maximizing Diversity.
Job Search Resources:
- FSU Career Center Website: Visit the Opportunities Section of The Career Center website to locate over 100 job search websites, sorted into area of focus, to locate job search resources in Tallahassee.
- Networking Resources
- Employment Services: Temporary and Part Time Work:
- Search Engines with a Dual Career Couple filter:
- Executive Center | CareerSource Capital Region: For professional-level career seekers, visit the Executive Center. Here job seekers will receive assistance with resume development, interview skills, career transitions, and networking skills. The Executive Center has a fully equipped resource room for printing, faxing and scanning needs.
- CareerSource Capital Region: CareerSource offers assistance to those who are unemployed, underemployed, or seeking training. No-cost services are offered throughout all aspects of career development.
- FSU Employee Assistance Program: For additional support with your career transition, FSU’s Employee Assistance Program offers a free, confidential program providing professional support for faculty and staff of the university who may be experiencing issues such as job stress, anxiety, or family conflicts.