Job Search Tools

Job Search Tools

Being ready for the right job/co-op/internship takes some preparation and research. Here are some of the resources available to help you:

Handshake

Connect with 5,000+ employers hiring for full-time, part-time, internship and co-op positions, and take advantage of resources to get your career on the right path.

Handshake Top Resource Guide (click “View More” in “Recommended Resources” to see a full list)


Use OptimalResume to quickly create impressive, professional resumes and cover letters as well as short training videos on showing potential employers why you are the best candidate.

Portfolium is a platform where you can create posts that showcase the professional skills to the Georgia State community and potential employers.

What Can I Do With This Major? is a question you might ask yourself, but it is also an online research tool to help you understand the broad range of career opportunities possible for your major.

CareerShift is a search tool that returns results from several career sites and job boards. You can save and organize jobs within a specified search criteria.
The O*NET program from the Department of Labor is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Use this to research what jobs are predicted to have strong growth.

More Tools

  • Our drop-in hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Student Center West, Room 270. You can also make an appointment using Handshake.
  • LinkedIn
  • Networking – Talk to people who work in the type of profession in which you’re interested, and when you are looking for a position, let the people in your life know about your search.
  • Professional Associations – Look for professional groups in your area of study, and join or attend their events. Not sure about what group will work for you? Do some research (Panther Pro Tip: try searching your major + professional association) and also talk to your professors about their professional groups.
  • USAJOBS – Apply for jobs in the Federal Government (Panther Pro Tip: a federal resume is a much longer, more detailed format than a traditional resume. Use OptimalResume to get started, and visit us during drop-in hours for a review.

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