During these uncertain times, many students may be wondering if any organizations are hiring. While there have been changes in the workforce due to the impacts of COVID-19, many companies and industries are needed now more than ever and are continuing to hire. Here are some tips and resources for finding a job during uncertain times.

Things to consider

As you job search, do your best to keep an open mind about the available positions and companies that are hiring. While many job postings are currently for hourly positions, starting in an entry-level role can be a viable option, especially for students who have an immediate need for work. Oftentimes, these types of jobs are in large corporations that have professional jobs and other roles with salaries. Starting in an entry-level position can be an opportunity to demonstrate your value as an employee and be considered for future promotions.

We know you’ve invested a lot in your education, and we are hopeful over the coming months that employers that regularly recruit and hire CU Boulder students for career positions will be hiring again soon.

woman using a laptop on a sofaCompanies hiring right now

Some businesses remain essential right now, and there are many companies who are still hiring. For example:

You can also visit the Colorado COVID-19 stay-at-home webpage to review essential businesses and find other organizations that may be hiring in Colorado. Additionally, employers are still adding job postings dailyto Handshake.

When you find a job that interests you, do your research on the organization to see if it will be a good fit. Read company reviews on Glassdoor (students have free access through the eResource Library) and research to find information about how they treat their employees, safety measures, overtime hours and access to paid time off. 

Broaden your search

In addition to essential businesses, search job boards for opportunities in other industries that are in demand. These include:

  • Online learning and education
  • Customer service
  • Remote meeting services and communication
  • Retail
  • Shipping and delivering
  • Grocery retail
  • Graphic design and social media
  • Video production and editing
  • Many tech related jobs

Additional resources to help in your job search:

Career Services is here to help

Whether you’re looking for help with your job search, reviewing resumes or practicing interview questions, Career Services is open for virtual visits via Zoom, phone or LiveChat on the Career Services website Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn more about virtual appointments and drop-in hours.