Job Search Resources
Search Handshake first!
If you are seeking full-time, part-time, or summer employment, or looking for an internship, Handshake is a good place to start. Handshake is designed to help students, employers, and alumni find out about jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities that are posted for Cornell students along with other career resources that are compiled in one place.
Look out for fraudulent employers!
Even though we research employers before we approve them, you should still be aware of possible red flags in case a fraudulent employer passes through the approval process. To avoid potential fraudulent activity, you should do the following:
- 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.
Job Searching 101:
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 TypeFocus.com 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.
Explore career options with these resources:
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.
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.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.
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.
Indeed.com Indeed allows you to search job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages for job and internship listings.
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.
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.
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.
Idealist.org 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.
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.