Job Search Resources
Tools to make the most of your job search.
Career Services offers students and alumni a variety of free support to help you secure the job you are looking for. Call us or make an appointment on Starfish to receive assistance with a resume critique, help writing cover letters, or for practice interviews.
Job Database (Handshake)
Set up your profile on Handshake and bridge the gap between student/alumni and employers. Handshake is a database in which employers post job openings for UND students and alumni to directly apply. Employers may also search for students who match their criteria if the student has allowed the employer access to their profile.
Jobscan compares hard skills, soft skills, and industry buzzwords from the job listing to your resume that may be critical to your application. The first and easiest step to getting more attention from recruiters is matching targeted keywords. Contact Career Services to set-up an appointment for a resume or cover letter review, and our team can create a client account for you!
Other Job Search Resources
Consider an internship, volunteer work, research, and even student employment in your field of interest. More and more employers are searching for people with direct experience or related experience in their field. Many hire the interns and volunteers who put in the time upfront, without having to go externally for hiring. Handshake it is a great place to look for internships in the area and all employers have been screened.
Career Expos are offered by UND Career Services in both fall and spring semesters, where employers come from the tri-state area and beyond right to us. In addition, your local Job Service office offers city-wide career fairs usually twice a year. Stay informed – watch our website, local advertisements, and call Career Services and the Job Service office directly to find out more.
LinkedIn can be a great resource in searching for jobs or internships!
- Search under Jobs by entering in a position title and/or location.
- Applying for a job where the company wants to know your salary requirement? Click on LinkedIn Salary under Jobs to get a salary range for your specific job title in a specific location.
- Explore profiles of those who hold positions you’d like to get. What sort of experiences do they have? Reach out and connect with a personalized message asking for suggestions or advice on how you can enter that field.
- Explore job descriptions of jobs you eventually want. What minimum qualifications are they requiring? Give yourself ample time to get those qualifications in advance so you are qualified when it is time to apply!
If you have interest in a company and you see a flyer or email stating an Information Session has been scheduled – plan to attend. There is no better way to find out more about a potential employer and to make a contact within the company. Ask questions and follow-up with the recruiter with a note the following day. Many recruiters are looking for students in all majors, so if you think you are qualified, explore this opportunity in Career Services. See what's happening on Handshake.
Networking can be an important part of your job search strategy. However, networking is not just about finding a job. It is about resource identification; finding out about a chosen field, company, or job leads. Spread the word to family and friends that you are looking for a job. Make connections with faculty members and contact the UND Career Services office to learn more about Handshake – our online job search program. Remember that everyone is a potential contact.
Do your research – find out what employers are hiring, learn about their companies, and make contacts within the company. This may be one of the most effective methods of a job search. Develop a list of employers through an Internet search and through recommendations from people you know (your network). Check company websites for job postings, and search for information on how to apply for a position or whom to contact. Make contact! Send a letter, email or make a call to introduce yourself and find out more about positions available.
Still a widely used source for job hunting, but classified ads don’t always yield a high return. Subscribing to a paper in a city or state where you hope to work can be a useful strategy if you plan to relocate. Answer ads promptly, because openings may be filled quickly. Read the ads every day, particularly the Sunday paper, which usually includes the most listings.
Web Job Search Resources
There are many job search websites available on the internet. Please note that by providing links to other sites, we do not guarantee, approve or endorse the information or products available at these sites, nor does a link indicate any association with or endorsement by the linked site to our site and/or product(s).
- Compensation Conversation
- EDJobsND (Teacher Openings)
- Jobs in Higher Education
- Job Search Engines by Major
- LinkedIn Salary Discover your earning potential with LinkedIn Salary. Explore salaries by job title and location. See how years of experience, industry, location and more can impact your salary.
- LinkedIn Internships Use the power of LinkedIn to take the first step in your professional career with the internship finder.
- LinkedIn ProFinder LinkedIn's new professional services marketplace that helps to connect entrepreneurs and freelancers with real business projects.
- PWC Career Advisor
- Tips from CollegeBoard
- UND Job Listings for Students
- Undergraduate Research Opportunities
- WowJobs (Canada's online job search)