Job Search Tools
Job Searching 101:
Finding Opportunities & Tailoring Applications- Check out this presentation which details where to search and why and explains how to effectively customize your application materials so employers notice you.
Try Handshake first. Cornell's premier job platform, Handshake, is designed to help students find out about jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities posted specifically for Cornell students. Through this platform, you will also find all Berry Career Institute career resources and upcoming events compiled in one place.
BestColleges.com Bestcolleges.com provides a wide array of free career resources to help students like you get the most from your education and prepare for the world after college.
CandidCareer Hear from real people about what they're job entails and how they got there. Candid Career currently features a video library of 6,000+ clips on careers, resumes, interviews, and more.
College Recruiter. Get instant access to thousands of internship and entry-level jobs. You can search by category, location, keywords, and even sign up to get jobs emailed to you.
Dave’s ESL Cafe The Internet’s meeting place for ESL and EFL teachers and students from around the world.
Diversity.com Diversity.com has been a leader in the diversity job market since 2000. Featuring job postings from some of the best diversity employers across a wide variety of industries such as manufacturing, education, non-profit, finance, healthcare, technology, and marketing from customer service jobs all the way up to high-level executive positions.
Diversityjobs.com Candidates can search for jobs from diversity-friendly employers and find tons of great articles on career topics and workplace diversity issues.
GoinGlobal.com GoinGlobal is a great place to search for jobs, learn about different cities or countries that you are interested in going to, search the Employer directory, and look up companies who have recently sponsored H1B Visas.
- TIP: While off campus, you will need to log into Handshake to gain access to the many resources available on GoinGlobal!
Idealist.org A place to find volunteer opportunities, nonprofit jobs, internships, and organizations working to change the world since 1995.
Indeed.com Indeed allows you to search job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages for job and internship listings.
Internships.com Online resource to help you find great internships throughout the US and in a wide variety of areas. Log on and create your own free account to browse the site.
LinkedIn Connecting with professionals on LinkedIn brings many benefits Your networking on LinkedIn should begin as early as possible. LinkedIn can help you find jobs as soon as you graduate from college by capitalizing on connections within your alumni and social groups.
Parker Dewey Parker Dewey connects students with employers on short-term paid projects, usually in the range of 5-40 hours - just long enough to get a foot in the door with an amazing employer. Sign up for a profile and see what types of projects are available to help you gain experience.
USAJobs.gov USAJobs.gov is the premier site to find U.S. government jobs. Their superior advanced search capability helps job seekers navigate the otherwise complex web of government employment.
Virtual Student Federal Service Program Are you a student looking for a way to make a real difference in the work of your government, while also gaining job experience and connections? Through VSFS, students can work on projects that advance the work of government on multiple fronts and choose projects from a wide variety of federal agencies.
WayUp.com One of the largest free internship listing sites and focuses on positions with startup companies, non-profits, and other difficult to find opportunities with a unique look into companies culture through community pages.
WhatCanIDoWithThisMajor.com Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this site will help you connect majors to careers.
ZipRecruiter Apply to jobs quickly with one click, get matched to relevant jobs based on your job search history, and get alerted as soon as hiring managers view your application. Also, see specific resources for Veterans and Students.
Zippia.com Zippia.com has a wealth of career advice, workplace rankings based on multiple criteria, and much more. Check out their LGBTQ+ Resource Guide for valuable information on your rights at work, workplaces that are standing out for the actual work they have done to be more inclusive and welcoming, and more. You can also find a list of scholarships dedicated to LGBTQ+ students.
Are you not quite sure what you want to do after you graduate? Have you considered doing a year of service before joining the job market?
It can be a lot of pressure to feel like you need to jump right into a career when you graduate. Lucky for you, you have options. Whether you are looking into applying for fellowships or scholarships, wanting to travel the world, or are searching for an organization to volunteer with, you can gain many valuable skills and have experiences that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Here are some resources to help you decide if this is right for you.
- Competitive Fellowships and Scholarships. Work with Laura Farmer to apply to opportunities like the Fulbright program, Gilman International Scholarship, and more
- Check out serviceyear.org to find service organizations that align with your goals and values, and find opportunities
- AmeriCorps is a national service program that helps individuals serve their community while also earning money to pay down college or university expenses, including student loans. Check out the recording of an informational webinar hosted by Morningside College.
- You will find plenty of opinions on the pros and cons of taking a gap year before jumping into a career. The reality is that a gap year is not right for everyone. The important thing to know before deciding to take a gap year is to be clear about what you want to gain from this experience. Do you just want to relax before committing to the grind of a full-time job? Are you still getting to know what you want out of a career? Or are you worried that the current economy will not offer you the opportunities you want?
- Once you know what you want to gain from a gap year, make sure to set goals. Even if you want to relax after college (and you deserve it!), you should stay engaged through networking, volunteering, or engaging with a new culture.
- Visit GoinGlobal.com (you will need to log into Handshake to access) to learn about living and working abroad. Different countries will treat work permits and travel visas differently, and you need to know how to make it work before you jump on the plane!
- Contact a coach at the Berry Career Institute for more information about gap years and service years - log into Handshake to make an appointment
Many departments at Cornell College hire students to work in their office. You can find other flexible on-campus jobs through the Financial Aid Office website. Many of these positions are only available to federal work study students. If you do not have federal work study or want to learn how to apply, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure you know your rights with regard to your disability and your control over disclosure. Your first stop in getting information should be the Office of Disability Services.
Even though employers are vetted on Handshake before approval, you should still be aware of possible red flags in case a fraudulent employer passes through the approval process.
- Research company websites thoroughly and make sure a legitimate company website matches the contact information on the Handshake post.
- Use social media and websites such as glassdoor.com for feedback and complaints.
- Be cautious if you receive unsolicited emails that are not specifically directed to you.
- Keep your private information private! Never share personal information such as social security numbers, banking information, credit or debit card numbers, PINs, passwords, etc.
- Avoid offers that promise money right away or a lucrative career with very little effort. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- If you are uncertain or uncomfortable with any interaction on Handshake, contact the Berry Career Institute.