Job Postings & Career Tools
Just starting to explore? — take a look at our Candid Career videos and the Occupational Outlook Handbook to learn more about specific career fields. Starting a job or internship search? — use Handshake, CareerShift, or career diversity resources to get started. We will help you get from Now to Next.
To learn how to maximize these resources, make an appointment with one of our counselors.
Job & Internship Postings
- Handshake — Job Postings
Available for current students and alumni. Users can view and apply for job postings for part-time and full-time employment and internships, receive online consultation on resumes and cover letters, and utilize helpful resources in the Handshake Resources tab. Check out this helpful video on how to get started.
- Jobs & Internships By Type
The Career Development Center has developed job feeds in Handshake that allow you to see job and internship postings by job function and industry. Check out the feeds below:
*If using Google Chrome, you will need to download an RSS reader plugin to view these feeds.
*Mobile devices will want to download an RSS reader in the App Store or Google Play Store.
A useful tool for searching for employers and contacts by geographic area, industry and interest. To fully leverage the power of this tool, be sure to make an appointment with a counselor to walk you through all of its features.
*Alumni will need to use the group code “Plattsburghalumni” to gain access to the system.
LOG IN TO CAREERSHIFT (CURRENT STUDENTS)
- Targeted Job Websites
This tool is updated periodically by Career Development Center staff. It houses several websites for job postings by industry.
- Job Search Guidebooks
To help navigate all of the resources available to you in your job search, we have developed a job search guidebook and an internship search guidebook to assist you in your search. Additionally, once you have a job offer, be sure to check out the job offer considerations guide:
Resume & Cover Letters
- Resume Templates
Our resume templates are here to help you get started on formatting and adding content to your resume. We still encourage you to visit us to help develop a resume that is best matched to you, but this is a good place to start.
- Resume template #1 (limited experience)
- Resume template #2 (headings on the left)
- Resume template #3 (focus on related experience and training)
- Resume template #4 (focus on related experience and study abroad)
- Resume template #5 (focus on research and technical skills)
- Cover Letter Resources
Cover letters should be unique to the job or experience you are applying for. However, it is important to get started with developing a strong cover letter. To assist you, we have developed a cover letter template and sample that you can use to get started.
- Resume Resources & Samples
For more detailed information on developing a resume and cover letter, along with more samples, check out our resume and cover letter checklist, samples and guidebook:
- Sample Resume 1 (Projects & Experience)
- Sample Resume 2 (Focus On Training)
- Sample Resume 3 (Technical Skills & Media)
- Sample Resume 4 (Education)
- Sample Resume 5 (Focus On Academic Experiences)
- Sample Resume 6 (Sections On Left)
- Big Interview — Practice Interview Tool
Need help preparing for an upcoming interview? Big Interview is here to help! Whether it’s your first major interview, or you need to brush up on your interview skills, Big Interview will help you get a better handle on the interview process.
- Interviewing Resources
To help you prepare for interviewing, our interview prep guides provides an overview of what to expect during the interview process, interview etiquette, and potential interview questions.
- Common Interview Questions
- Questions To Ask During An Interview
- How To Use the STAR Technique In Interviews
- Career Closet
Our Career Closet features gently used clothing for interviews, internships, conferences and other events that require professional dress. Items are free to students. Call or stop by the Career Development Center for more information.
- Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- We are located in 118 Angell College Center
- Graduate School Resources
If you are interested in graduate programs, check out our graduate school prep guides with resources and tips on navigating the graduate school landscape.
- Graduate School Checklist
- Graduate School Essays Prep Guide
- Financing Graduate School
- Graduate School Interviews
- Graduate School Searching Tools
Here are a few general graduate school research sites that can help you get started on your graduate school search:
- Test Prep
Many graduate programs require testing as part of admission. Below are links for both tests and test prep programs:
- Candid Career Videos
Candid Career allows you to see an insider’s perspective on working in a particular industry, and to hear what it takes to be successful in that field. Hundreds of videos are available on a wide range of career topics.
- Buzzfile Employer Search by Major
Find your major or field of interest in the links below to search for employers who have expressed an interest in hiring students with your background.
- Career Diversity Resources
Developed by our peer career assistants, this broad range of diversity topics explores issues of oppression, professionalism, and navigating unique differences within the world of work.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
This resource from the U.S. Department of Labor allows you to research career fields, examine job outlooks, and conduct thorough research on your field(s) of interest.
- Informational Interviews
During our meetings with students, we often recommend conducting an informational interview. These interviews are conversations with people who work in your field of interest and can help you better understand the day in the life of someone doing the work you are interested in.
Possible questions you could ask during an informational interview:
- How long have you been in your current position and what was your career path to get there?
- What are your primary responsibilities? What does a typical day/week/month look like for you?
- What part of this job do find most satisfying? Most challenging?
- What training or education is required for this type of work? Would you recommend graduate/professional school training right after college, some time in the future, or not at all?
- What types of training do companies offer persons entering this field? Are going to workshops, seminars, and conferences encouraged and supported?
- What personal qualities or abilities are important to being successful in this job?
- What opportunities for advancement are there in this field? What is a typical career path in this field or organization?
- What entry-level jobs are best for learning as much as possible?
- How do you see jobs in this field changing in the future?
- What special advice would you give a person entering this field?
- How would you advise I go about looking for an entry-level job?
- What are the basic prerequisites for jobs in this field?
- What particular skills or talents are most essential to be effective in your job?
- How do you keep up with changes and trends in your field? Are there professional journals that I should/could be reading now?
- What areas (specialties, types of organizations, geographic locations) do you feel promise the most growth/opportunities?
- Would you be willing to give me feedback on my resume?
- What are the important “key words” and skills to include in a resume or cover letter for this field?
- With the information you have about my education, skills, and experience, what other fields or jobs would you suggest I research further before I make a final decision?
- This has been really helpful. Is there anyone else you recommend I speak with? May I say that you referred me?
- Do you have any other advice for me?
Meet with us for additional help setting up an informational interview:
- Networking Resources
Networking is a valuable tool at all stages of career development. Below are some helpful guides with tips on how to start networking, utilize LinkedIn, and engage with alumni.