Job Search Resources


Your job search is a process, a journey that can take shape any number of ways. It may take some of you very little time to land an opportunity while others it may take much longer. Regardless of the amount of time it takes to land a job, the steps are often very similar; preparing your employment documents, utilizing online search tools, maximizing your network, preparing for the interview, etc.

One key piece to not forget is balance. Stay focused, yet balanced as you work through your job search. Find time to do the things that you enjoy while using targeted energy for open positions and networking. Be flexible and remember that it only takes one employer to see your value. 

Handshake is our campus-wide student career system: find on and off campus jobs, connect with employers, find recruiting events, find alumni, + more. Start here

NEW - Practice Job Interview Tool from Career OneStop

Job Offer Comparison Chart

Research Jobs & Careers using Myplan(link is external)

Glassdoor - Research Companies, Salaries, Interview Questions (link is external)

LinkedIn Job Search Guide for 2020 Grads(link is external)

Orange County Non-Profit Volunteer Opportunities from OneOC(link is external)

Search for Orange County City Job Openings(link is external)

Search Orange County Government Internships(link is external)

FIND LOCAL EMPLOYERS using California Labor Market info(link is external)

Nova Lab - Science and engineering Competitions & Opportunities(link is external)

MyNextMove - Onet(link is external)

MyNextMove for Vets(link is external)

Find Salary Range for Any Job using is external)

2022 Livable Housing Wage Data from NLIHC- How much do you need to earn to live in OC?

Informational Interviews(link is external)

Are you ready for the Gig Economy?

AI in Recruitment(link is external) (overview video)

CNBC Article - 5 Tips to Meet Robot Approval when Applying to Jobs(link is external)

Video on HireVue Interviewing Platform & AI(link is external)

LinkedIn Jobs 




Social media has become a standard in the job search and recruitment process for job seekers across industries. Often, your social media content can make or break your chances of landing your ideal position. Over the last few years, recruiters across industries have strongly suggested that all students create a professional LinkedIn profile.

If you're new to LinkedIn, do your research and watch some videos on how to put together a strong profile. Here's a quick guide for beginners. 

Are employers using social media to recruit? Absolutely - read the results here

Article: Social Media and your Job Search