Job Search Tools
The following resources will help you organize your job search, research job search strategies, identify potential job listing sites and teach you the tools necessary for a successful job or internship search.
is FAU’s centralized online job search portal. Handshake is available to all currently enrolled degree-seeking FAU students and registered alum and allows you to:
- Search for job postings for full-time, part-time, and Co-op & internship opportunities.
- Submit resumes to employers.
- Apply for on-campus interviews.
- Have employers view your resume and profile.
- Stay inform on career events.
- Access the Professional Mentor database. Mentors are professionals representing a variety of industries who have volunteered to share their experience and expertise with our FAU Owls. Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to begin building your network.
The Career Center created the following list of links to help you quickly locate web sites dedicated to career development, but is not responsible for the content of the sites nor do we guarantee the continued existence of the links. You should also be aware that there are web-based sites providing "free" employment services that will then sell your resume content in the market place, or provide links to services which may have obvious and/or hidden charges. Read all information carefully, and be cautious of providing highly personal information such as Social Security Numbers. The entire risk as to use of information found on any of the following links is assumed by the user. The links are divided into seven different sections for easier access and navigation:
Clarify Your Career Goals
Identify your interests, values, and abilities - Meet with a
career advisor or take a
Reflect on your education, experiences, and personal attributes - speak with your academic advisor
Determine what you can offer employers- what are your transferable and marketable skills?
Consider your personal preferences (geographic location, employer size, work environment)
Identify the job you want (by field and industry)
Plan and Organize Your Job Search
- Identify the steps you need to take and the resources you will need
- Create a timeline for your job search plan
- Attend a Career Center event and/or workshop
- Track your progress and your interactions with employers
Self-Promotion/ Marketing Tools
Job Search Strategies
Meet one-on-one with a Career Advisor
Attend the Career Center’s bi-annual Career Fair and other national career fairs. Here is a listing of national career fairs:
Conduct Informational Interviews
Join a Professional Association
Participate in On-Campus Interviews (OCI)
Connect with a mentor via the Professional Mentor Database
Professionally network via Social Networking
Prioritize What is Most Important to You
- Interest in the type of position, employer, and industry
- Values (helping others, work/life balance, salary, etc.)
- Geographic location
Understand and Evaluate the Offer - Labor Market & Salary Data
When receiving written employment offers, read the offer and make sure that you understand the details. Various aspects of the offer may be negotiated depending on industry. Work with a
to determine if negotiating is appropriate.
Resources for International Students and Careers Aboard
Resources for Non-Profit Companies
Resources for Green Jobs