Job/Internship Search Tools

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Preparing for your job/internship Search

Understanding Your Options

In order to understand the various careers and industries you may be interested in, it is important to conduct occupational research to learn about the education levels suggested, certifications required, experience needed, salary expectations and job outlook. Below are resources to assist with that:

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - A publication of the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics that includes information about the nature of work, education and training, pay and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
  • O*Net OnLine - Detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more.
  • Major KnOWLedge - An early exploration tool that helps FAU students identify personal interests and their relationships to career pathways. Major KnOWLedge involves two steps: 1) complete a career interest inventory, and 2) meet with the  FAU Career Center  to review your results.

Company/Industry Research

One of the most important aspects of job/internship searching is doing research on the company you are interested in applying for. Below are a list of resources to assist with that:

  • LinkedIn - A professional networking site to research companies as well as create connections with people at those companies.
  • Glassdoor - Search Company reviews, ratings, compensation and interview questions. Review company career websites and social media accounts to learn about the culture.
  • Hoovers Company Profiles- Find up to date proprietary editorial content covering more than 40,000 public and non-public companies and 225,000 key executives. Please note, you will need to be signed into your FAU libraries account through ProQuest to access this information.

Know Your Worth/Salary Expectations

By understanding your options and researching companies, you should have a better idea of possible salaries. Below are a list of resources to assist with knowing your salary expectations in today’s market:

  • Glassdoor Know Your Worth - Receive a custom salary estimate based on your title, company, location and experience.
  • LinkedIn Salary - Discover your earning potential, explore salaries by job title and location. See how years of experience, industry, location and more can impact your salary.

Get Ready to Apply

There are many steps when job/internship searching and the FAU Career Center is dedicated to assisting you with your search. Below are resources offered by the FAU Career Center: