Job Search Resources

Ready to gain real-world experience? We offer resources and support for your internship or job search. Follow these steps to get started. You may also search current open positions in CUHired!

How to Use CUHired! Students

Preparing for Your Search

Follow these simple steps to prepare:

An important aspect of your job search is learning how to tell your story effectively. Your goal should be to confidently present your strengths to employers both in print and in person. Below are key elements of a job search to help you reach your goal and increase your confidence in the process.

  1. Define Your Career Goals
    1. Look for positions that are going to help you achieve your career goal. Focus
      on positions that are intriguing and companies you want to work for.
    2. Remember to make your goals SMART- specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely. 
  2. Maintain a Strong Online Presence
    1. Tailor your online presence to the position you are wanting to be hired for.
      Consider how others may see your experience and skill set in relation to their
      industry and workplace.
    2. Refer to our LinkedIn Checklist when creating and updating your LinkedIn profile. 
  3. Customize Your Job Application
    1. Your resume and cover letter should be tailored to reflect the job you are
      actively applying for! Use keywords to grab the hiring managers’ attention.
    2. Submit your resume and/or cover letter to CUHired for review!
  4. Network regularly
    1. It is important to network with those who are like-minded and decision makers.
      When you connect with one person, you now have access to all the contacts
      that individuals had made.
  5. Participate in Job Fairs
    1. Connect with employers and learn about new companies you may be
      interested in but remember to do your research beforehand. Have copies of
      your resume ready and be prepared to share your elevator speech.
    2. Refer to our Job Fair Do’s and Don’ts to best prepare yourself for meeting with employers!
  6. Leverage Current Relationships
    1. Your current connections can act as referrals in the future when it comes time
      for you to interview for a job. These referrals can lead you one step close to
      being hired!
    2. Create an Elevator Pitch to share your career goals on the spot!
  7. Ask for an Informational Interview
    1. A 20–60-minute conversation where you learn more about one’s professional
      experience. Ask questions relating to how they got into the position, what the
      position is like, and where they see themselves growing with the help of their
    2. Refer to our Informational Interview handout that provides an explanation and tips on how to conduct an informational interview. 

Creating a LinkedIn profile

By carefully curating your profile with relevant information, such as your work history, education, certifications, and even personal projects, you can paint a compelling picture of who you are professionally. This can help you attract job opportunities, network with like-minded individuals, and even showcase your expertise in specific areas.

Remember, your LinkedIn profile is your chance to make a strong first impression in the digital space. So, make sure to keep it updated, engaging, and reflective of your personal brand. By investing time and effort into crafting a standout profile, you can open doors to new opportunities and connections within your industry.

How to Create a LinkedIn Profile

Browse these general job search websites to search for jobs across industries:

Organization Link
Indeed: employment website for job listings
Glassdoor: job search and anonymous employee reviews
USA Jobs: civil service opportunities with federal agencies

Unsure about a job posting?

If you feel uncomfortable about a job opportunity that you find, do not provide any personal information. Be wary if an employer:

  • Offers you a job with little or no interaction with you.
  • Offers a large amount of money for a little work or payment before work has been completed.
  • Requests personal information such as your Social Security Number, bank account or credit card information, copies of passport, license or other personal documents.
  • Requests you to move money from one account to another.
  • Uses a personal email address instead of a company email address, or the company name is misspelled within the email address (career@camppbell.eduu versus
  • Posts a job with multiple spelling and grammatical errors.
  • Posts a job that includes keywords like “quick money,” “investment opportunities,” or “part-time job with full-time pay.”