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COVID-19 Job & Internship Search Resources

UWRF Career Services understands entering the workforce these days must be a surreal experience for you. The entire workforce has been turned upside-down, hiring freezes have been instituted across industries and sectors, and unemployment is rising rapidly. Below is a guide we created for job and internship searching in the time of COVID-19.
COVID Job Search Guide

Who’s Hiring Now
Many companies are still hiring. These resources will help you stay connected to who’s hiring:
#readytowork- job seekers can tag themselves #readytowork on Indeed to alert employers of their immediate availability for any job
Candor – who’s hiring and who’s not
The Muse – who’s hiring and who’s not
Hiring20 – who’s hiring full-time and interns
LinkedIn - running list of who's hiring 
Indeed - Coronavirus job resources
500 Companies Hiring on Handshake Right Now - listing by company  
Micro-Internships and Freelance Opportunities
Coronavirus Career Advice: 27 Best Work From Home and Remote Jobs - Forbes
Jobscan - optimize your resume to boost interview chances
Follow Federal and State governments hiring status
#GetHired on LinkedIn to get real-time information about companies that are hiring

Virtual Career Fairs
If you would like the opportunity to network with employers from a variety of industries, virtual job fairs are a great opportunity, here are a few resources:
CareerEco – open virtual job fairs
JobFairsIn – open virtual job fairs
LiveCareer – tips on how to succeed in virtual job fairs.
The Balance Careers – answers to common questions about virtual job fairs.

Remote Work Opportunities
With individual mobility being hindered by travel restrictions, many companies will likely embrace remote work for the near future. The following sources will help you find remote-work:
Remote Jobs
AngelList (startup community)

Virtual Interviewing Best Practices
As in-person interviews are being cancelled across the country, companies are shifting to virtual interviews. Be ready for a new kind of interview! Career Services has identified employer partners willing to do virtual mock interviews, contact our office to obtain contact information for those employers
UWRF Branded Video Communication Backgrounds - created by campus University Communications
Best Practices – Fast Company
Virtual Interview Strategies – Virtual Vocations
9 Best Practices for Virtual Interviews – Harvard Business School
Virtual Interviewing Best Practices – The Muse

Great Job Search Resources for the Area

Handshake – UWRF’s job posting system for students and alumni
Career Rookie – full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities
MN Council of Nonprofits – great resource for jobs and internships in the nonprofit sector
University of St. Thomas – job and internship postings for the metro area

Helpful Job Search Articles

Why Didn’t They Hire Me? 
Advice From Great Recession Grads
WPR: Class of 2020 Facing Job Market Uncertainty - perspectives shared from UW System
Give Your LinkedIn Profile a Boost
Job Search Guides - early stage career guides on interviewing, job searching,networking and resume building
Five People You Need in Your Network - advice from master networkers
Five Most Important Job Search Tips for Recent College Graduates
Resume Scanner - resource that will analyze your resume to the job description
Most Important Resume Tip to Achieve Success
COVID-19:Job Market Insights and Job Search Strategies - hits on markets that are hiring and those to avoid, definitely browse the Q&A section highlighting advice from industry recruiters

Job Search

Conducting a job search involves using a variety of resources and strategies including networking and applying for posted positions. This webpage, along with our Job Search Strategies handout provides information regarding locating opportunities online, but we encourage you to meet with a Career Counselor for additional guidance.

Internship Search

An internship is a hands-on work experience that allows you to explore your major and industry. Internships are also a great way to gain relevant experience in your area of interest to make you a stronger candidate for post-graduation employment. Internships can be paid or unpaid, full or part-time, and taken for academic credit. An internship provides a practical, real-world experience where you are able to apply academic knowledge and develop new skills. 

For more information on internship searching, please review our Internship Checklist handout and visit the UWRF Academic Internship webpage.

On-Campus Jobs

There are many advantages of working on-campus including accessibility, flexibility, and relationship building. To find on-campus positions you can use our Tips to Getting an On-Campus Job handout as well as Handshake, UWRF's online recruitment platform. In addition to using Handshake, visit departments and offices on-campus in which you are interested.

 Resources Related to Areas of Study

Career Services is committed to diverse and inclusive practices in all facets of counseling, programming, and career development. Visit this webpage to find a variety of job searching tools that assist companies in finding diverse talent. 

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Playing Fair: Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Job Seeker

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
Principles for Ethical Professional Practice Committee 

Choosing and attaining meaningful post-graduation employment is an important challenge for college students. To aid this process, your career center and employers develop connections and programs, such as on-campus recruiting, resume referral services, and job fairs, in which you and your fellow students are active participants. In order for this process to be successful, everyone involved must work together.

NACE's Principles for Ethical Professional Practice provides guidelines for that process in order to guarantee:  

  • that students can openly, freely, and objectively select employment opportunities, making these choices based on their assessment of the best use of their abilities, their personal goals, and other pertinent facts;
  • a recruitment process that is fair and equitable to students and employers alike;
  • support for informed and responsible decision making by students.  

Here's What You Can Reasonably Expect From Your Career Center...

1. Confidentiality.
Career staffs are expected to exercise sound judgment and fairness in maintaining the confidentiality of student information, regardless of the source, including written records, reports, and computer databases. Disclosure of student information outside the college/university should only be made with your prior consent unless health and safety considerations necessitate the distribution of such information.  

2. Freedom of choice.
You're entitled to be assisted by the career staff in developing a career plan and making career decisions without having staff members' biases or personal values imposed upon you. 

3. Access to all services and events.
Career centers may charge students for registering or taking part in certain services or events. Such fees should be sufficiently nominal so as not to hinder you from participating.  

4. Access to career information.
All students, regardless of personal or educational background, should be provided by career staffs with equal and full access to information on career opportunities and types of employing organizations. Career staffs are also expected to inform you how and where to obtain information which may influence your decisions about an employing organization.  

5. Testing information.
Career staffs should inform you of the availability of testing, the purpose of the tests, and the disclosure policies regarding test results.  

...And From Employers

1. Confidentiality.
Employers are expected to maintain the confidentiality of student information, regardless of the source, including personal knowledge, written records/reports, and computer databases. An employer shouldn't disclose information about you to another organization without your prior written consent, unless necessitated by health and/or safety considerations.  

2. Accurate information.
Employers are expected to provide accurate information about their organizations and employment opportunities. This includes, but is not limited to, positions available, responsibilities, career advancement opportunities, and benefits.  

3. Freedom from undue pressure.
Employers are expected to provide you with a reasonable amount of time to make a decision about accepting an employment offer. They are also expected to provide you with a reasonable process for making your decision. An unreasonable process, for example, is one in which the student is told that the offer is good for a set amount of time; unbeknownst to the student, the same offer has been made to others ,and the student who accepts first gets the job. In addition, it is improper for employers to pressure you to revoke your acceptance of another job offer.  

4. Timely communication.
Employers are expected to inform you of your status in the hiring process and communicate hiring decisions within the agreed-upon time frame.  

5. Fair treatment.
If an employer is required by changing conditions to revoke a job offer that you've accepted, you're entitled to a fair and equitable course of action. That can include, but is not limited to, financial assistance and outplacement service.  

6. Testing information.
Employers should inform you in advance of any testing, the purpose of the tests, and their policies regarding disclosure of test results.  

7. Nondiscrimination.
Employers are expected to avoid discrimination in their recruitment activities and to follow equal employment opportunity and affirmative action principles.  

What's Your Part in This?

1. Provide accurate information about your academic work and records, including courses taken, grades, positions held, and duties performed.
You can, however, refuse to provide an employer with specific information about any job offers you may have received from other employers. You do not have to name the organizations that have made you offers, nor do you have to provide specific information about what salaries you've discussed with those organizations. Instead, you can give broad responses to such questions, naming types of employers—"I've interviewed with employers in the retail industry"—and offering salary ranges rather than specific dollar amounts"The salary offers I've received have been in the $35,000 to $40,000 range." Incidentally, it's in you best interest to research salaries and to let employers know that you have done so.  

2. Be honest.
Conduct your job search with honesty and integrity. Do not lie or stretch the truth on your resume, applications, or during any part of the interview process.  

3. Interview genuinely.
Interview only with employers you’re sincerely interested in working for and whose eligibility requirements you meet. "Practice" interviewing is misleading to employers—wasting both their time and money—and prevents sincerely interested candidates from using those interview slots. 

4. Adhere to schedules.
Appear for all interviews, on campus and elsewhere, unless unforeseeable events prevent you from doing so. And, if you can't make the interview because of an unforeseeable event, notify your career center or the employer at the earliest possible moment.  

5. Don't keep employers hanging.
Communicate your acceptance or refusal of a job offer to employers as promptly as possible, so they can notify other candidates that they are still being considered or that the position is filled.  

6. Accept a job offer in good faith.
When you accept an offer, you should have every intention of honoring that commitment. Accepting an offer only as a precautionary measure is misleading to the employer and may restrict opportunities for others who are genuinely interested in that employer.  

7. Withdraw from recruiting when your job search is completed.
If you accept an offer or decide that full-time graduate or professional studies are for you, notify your career center and withdraw from the on-campus recruiting process immediately. And, let employers that are actively considering you for a job know that you are now out of the running. By informing everyone that you've got a job or are headed to graduate school, you not only get the chance to brag but also to help your friends who are trying to get on interview schedules or who are being considered for positions.  

8. Claim fair reimbursement.
If an employer has agreed to reimburse you for expenses you incur in its recruitment process, your request should be only for reasonable and legitimate expenses.  

9. Obtain the career information you need to make an informed choice about your future.
It's up to you to acquire the information about career opportunities, organizations, and any other information that might influence your decisions about an employing organization. 

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