Is your student looking for a summer internship? Or a full-time job after graduation? There are plenty of resources out there to help them in their search. Here are some favorite tools and websites from Career Services.
Handshake is CU’s online job database. Thousands of employers post about 8,000 job and internship opportunities a month, from all over the globe. Your student can also use Handshake to learn about upcoming events, connect with employers and apply for on-campus interviews. If they haven’t set up their free Handshake account yet, encourage your student to register today.
Your student might already be familiar with Indeed. According to a 2018 study by SilkRoad, Indeed “was the dominant source of both interviews and hires,” accounting for over 65% of online hires. They can use Indeed to browse jobs, upload their resume and find events to start connecting with employers.
If your student is interested in international opportunities, GoinGlobal is the place to start. Every country has a different way to approach the job search. For example, some countries expect a picture or marital status on a resume. And this is not something we normally do in the U.S. GoinGlobal provides sample resumes, job boards and cultural guides for cities and countries around the world. Your student can use GoingGlobal to learn how to stand out in an international market, find job openings and learn about the work visa process. GoinGlobal also offers information on the top 200 companies that have applied for H1B visas in most major U.S. cities. This can help your student identify international student friendly employers. Encourage your student to access GoinGlobal through Career Services’ eResource Library.
Built In Colorado is “Colorado’s hub for startups and technology”. Your student can check out the internship and job board, plus local events like free skill-learning workshops, lectures and networking. There is also a database of startups based in Colorado. Encourage your student to research companies by size and how long they've been around, or read featured articles.
If your student is looking to stay in Colorado with a summer internship or future career, BizWest is a great resource. On BizWest, your student can see companies that may be hiring, have gained funding or have new projects or initiatives. It can help them target companies or do research for upcoming interviews.
AngelList is an internship and job database for computer science and data analytic positions in startup communities around the world. Your student can browse from thousands of jobs by location, skill level or type of position.
JobScan allows your student to see how applicant tracking systems read their resume. Companies use these systems to analyze resumes and surface candidates that best match the position. However, qualified applicants can slip through the cracks. Your student can have their resume reviewed for keywords that relate to a specific job description up to five times a month at no cost. They also have a tool to help optimize LinkedIn profiles. While some of their services have a fee, JobScan has some free features. And remember, Career Services can help your student with the same things for free as well!
Vault is like the Google of the professional world. Your student can use it to find reputable information for all career exploration and job search needs. Vault provides resume and interview information, industry guides and video interviews with professionals in different fields. Your student can access more content with CU’s Vault subscription through Career Services’ eResource Library.
Most people don’t know that LinkedIn’s alumni pages are searchable databases. On CU’s LinkedIn page, your student can search alumni to connect with fellow Buffs, find companies that hire Buffs and view potential jobs of interest. This feature works best if your student has a LinkedIn account already. If they don’t, share these tips to help them get started.
Does your student have an offer letter and want to know if it’s competitive? Payscale can help! By creating a free profile, they can find out what kind of pay to expect by location, industry and experience level.
While your student may know Glassdoor for its company reviews and salary information, it also offers information on interviews within companies. Some reviews will include sample interview questions to help them prepare. However, they will have to create an account and post a review of their own to see all of the information.
As always, Career Services is here to help your student in their search. Encourage them to stop by drop-in hours Monday – Thursday from 12 – 4 p.m. or make an appointment to meet with a career development advisor.