COVID-19 Career Resources
We are working to provide you with relevant and helpful links.
If you have had an internship cancelled or job offer rescinded, talentboard.io has collaborated with business to get your information in front of recruiters.
- Handshake - Use the keyword “Remote” when searching opportunities
- LinkedIn - Use the keyword “Remote” when searching opportunities
- Flexjobs - Browse 50+ of career fields including Advertising, Human Services, and Engineering
- Idealist - Social Action focused internships and Jobs. Click “Remote” on the left menu
- Indeed.com - Use the keyword “Remote” when searching opportunities
- Remote.co - Browse a variety of fields including: HR, IT, Customer Services
- Skip the Drive- Browse a variety of fields including: Health Care, Accounting, Sales
- Working Nomads- Browse a varitey of field including: Education, Health Care, Legal
- And More!
Lots of relevant resources to help you navigate job searching. There are articles about identifying fraud, managing stress, best practices for virtual interviews and more.
Learn More: INDEED: CAREER GUIDE
This article from Andrew Seaman has many great tips and puts job searching during this time in perspective. Follow #GetHired on LinkedIn for other relevant articles.
Learn More: ANDREW SEAMAN: JOB SEARCHING DURING THE PANDEMIC
Handshake offers you access to over 7,000 employers in different industries from national companies like Amazon to local companies like Design Alaska.
See job postings, internships, virtual events and more on your profile, tailored to your interests and career goals.
As a UAF student you already have a Handshake account, just use your single sign-on (the same information you use to log into Blackboard or UAonline). Get started now!
80% of students who share their interests on Handshake receive a message from a recruiter, so completing your profile is key! Learn more.
Head to our Jobs & Internships page for helpful videos, tips, current job openings, and more!
Many employers are switching over to virtual events to connect with and engage with students. An easy way to find these events is to log into your UAF Handshake Account.On the right hand top of the screen, click 'Events.
This is a great way to get the pulse of an organization you might be interested in, get your name out there, and learn something new!
Take an online certification program or training.
- Lynda.com(Now called LinkedIn Learning) offers many certificates and classes on various topics. You can use it for a month FREE. Through the Fairbanks public Library you can continue to use Lynda.com for free. Find out more here.
- Udemy and Courseraare two other learning websites that offer classes and certifications. These classes do cost, so make sure you take that into consideration.
Always look at what certifications are relevant, accredited, or accepted by your field. For instance, a tech certificate from Google is more impressive than one from Lynda.com.
Many businesses are offering free trainings.
- Find these by searching the company/companies or industry you are interested in.
- Try using words like: professional development, virtual, training, etc. and see what you find. Some companies have professional development pages on their website. You can also reach out to a company to see what kinds of skills they look for in a candidate.
Read a book, or many of them!
- There are many professional development, leadership, skills, and just plain fun books to learn from.
- Here is a list to get you started, but a quick Google or question to a mentor or a friend can help you choose some reading material.
LinkedIn is a great way for you to showcase your skills and to connect with employers. Use your profile as a portfolio by adding projects, presentations, and more.
This is a great source to get you started with building out your profile: LinkedIn Profile Checklist
Not sure what to post on LinkedIn? This article will help: What to post on LinkedIn?
For more student focused LinkedIn articles check out this page.
- Head over to the University of Alaska, Fairbanks LinkedIn Page
- On the left side bar under home you will see the buttons: 'Jobs' and 'Alumni.'
- You can look at either of these tabs and find people who are working at a company or in a job you are interested in.
- Then you can reach out, introduce yourself, and ask if you can chat with them about how they decided on that particular company or if they have any advice for someone interested in that role.
You can also connect with other individuals on LinkedIn, the University page is just a great and easy way to start.
In light of COVID-19 we can expect an increase in job scammers. These scammers may post jobs on popular job boards and they may directly contact you via email offering to hire you for a position. Some scams may use reputable companies as fronts, they may even mention Handshake or UAF to make them seem more legitimate.
- Employers who use Handshake can not see your alaska.edu email and will only be able to contact you through the Handshake platform if they have an employer trust score of 80 or above. Additionally, you must choose to allow employers to contact you on Handshake before they will be allowed to do so.
- Handshake will never ask for sign-in credentials or personal payment through email. If you receive an email requesting these or containing unusual phrases, spelling, or grammar, please don’t click on any links or reply.
Be wary if the job posting or email:
- Asks for any money or sensitive personal information such as bank account, social security number etc.
- Focuses on money or promises to pay in advance. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
- Uses an email address that is not linked to the company they represent
- Links to a non professional looking website
- Has spelling errors or lacks a professional tone
- References getting your contact information from your university or career center
- Be skeptical, always ask questions and look up jobs/employers when you are looking at job postings or reading email offers.