Job Search Resources
Resources provided by Northeastern
Once you’ve formulated your strategy and have an idea of how you’re going to approach your job search, take advantage of the resources at your fingertips and, most importantly, use your network.
NUworks – Northeastern’s online job database. Search and apply for On-Campus Recruiting opportunities and other job openings. Publish your resume to a resume book. Research employers using NUworks and CareerSearch. Access NUworks through the Career Design website, or myNortheastern.
Jobscan – Jobscan optimizes your resume for any job, highlighting the key experience and skills recruiters need to see.
GoinGlobal – Search for jobs and internships around the globe. Access this tool via NUworks.
WayUp – is the industry leader for college students and recent grads to get hired.
Buzzfile –With detailed information on 18 million companies, 150+ majors, and 18,000 industries, Buzzfile is the most comprehensive employer by major resource available.
Localized – a new provider that links candidates with employers, thought leaders, and mentors in specific – and expanding – areas of the world. For interested students the steps to participate in any of the content and services – primarily web-based – that Localized has to offer they need to take the following steps:
- Go to: https://northeastern.localized.world/ where they should sign up and create their profiles.
- Once they create a profile, they should download the app
- App Store: https://apps.apple.com/app/id1531411803 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=world.localized.mobile
Join the Employer Engagement and Career Design group on LinkedIn.
Students can find alumni contacts via NUsource. Use the Informational Interviewing guide on the website to make the best use of alumni contacts. Network! 80% of jobs are found through networking contacts. If you’re seeking career advice, industry insights, mentoring, or simply strengthening professional connections, NUsource is your first step. The platform is designed exclusively for students and alumni around the globe to connect and grow their networks. Use the Informational Interviewing guide to make the best use of alumni contacts. Research shows that 80% of jobs are found through networking contacts. On NUsource, you can also access Northeastern’s full alumni directory for additional outreach. We encourage you to join now!
Attend Career Design Events
- Self-Assessment for Career Management
- Cover Letters,
- Digital Literacy,
- International student resources
- Career and industry-specific content.
Network with friends, family, professors, co-op contacts; attend panel & industry talks, alumni events, etc.
Use LinkedIn for informational interviews. For details, see Informational Interviewing on the website.
In-person Social & Professional Networking: www.bostonypa.com, www.meetup.com; attend the Alumni Networking Exchange events: www.northeastern.edu/alumni.
Consider doing volunteer work as a way to build your network: NU’s Center of Community Service & www.idealist.org
Online job search resources
Job search engines
www.simplyhired.com www.indeed.com www.ZipRecruiter.com These are the Google of job search. They save you time by searching multiple job boards and company websites. Use advanced search, “entry-level” or “0-2 years”, and use relevant keywords.
Entry level jobs:
www.bostonworks.com/college has entry level jobs and internships.
www.craigslist.com is an informal job site but can have great opportunities.
Non-profit & Government Jobs:
www.idealist.org, www.opportunityknocks.org, www.nonprofit-jobs.org, www.nonprofitjobscoop.org & www.massachusetts-job.com.
For a database of non-profits searchable by keyword, try www.guidestar.com.
www.makingthedifference.org & www.usajobs.gov
International Job Search Board:
|An online learning system that combines training and practice to help you improve your interview skills and build confidence.|| || |
|The most comprehensive employers-by-major resource available to colleges and universities.|| |
|An online platform that provides free, open-access virtual experience programs.|| |
|An intuitive, online learning platform that promotes global collaboration and inclusion.|| || |
|Helps new and experienced job seekers find opportunities both at home and abroad.|| |
|A tool that optimizes your resume for any job, highlighting the key experience and skills recruiters need to see.|| |
|Externships that empower you to build real work experience and develop valuable work skills in your free time and from anywhere.|| |
|An online platform that allows students to demonstrate skills and explore career paths across various fields, industries and disciplines.|| |
|A 24-7 online resume-review tool, where you can upload your resume and receive instant personalized feedback.|| |
Additional services and resources
These services are recommended in addition to those offered by NU Career Design.
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