Job Searching 101: 

Typefocus Interest Inventory

TypeFocus is an interest inventory that can help you better understand how your interests, values, and skills can translate to different careers. To use the site, visit and register as a new user. You will be asked to enter an access code before completing the registration form; enter G474GG74 as the access code. 

Search Handshake first!

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Handshake, Cornell's premier job platform, 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. 

Additional resources to explore career options:  Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this site will help you connect majors to careers.

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. 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. 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.

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. Indeed allows you to search job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages for job and internship listings. 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. 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. 

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.

Internships.comOnline 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. A place to find volunteer opportunities, nonprofit jobs, internships, and organizations working to change the world since 1995.

Dave’s ESL Cafe The Internet’s meeting place for ESL and EFL teachers and students from around the world. 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. 

Look out for fraudulent employers

Even though employers are vetted 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 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.