Carthage Career Connection
Handshake is Carthage’s free job search website that links current students and Carthage alumni to job opportunities, internships, mentors, and more.
Alternatives to Traditional Employment and Grad School
Looking for something beyond the average 9-5 job? Many alumni choose to spend their first year or two out of college gaining experience the non-traditional way. Check out these organizations for meaningful adventures:
- The Peace Corps
- JET Programme (Japanese Exchange and Teaching Programme)
- Lutheran Volunteer Corps
- ELCA Global Mission
- Teach for America
Resources To Identify Job Leads
The World Wide Web has a host of employment resources. Here are just a few sites you may wish to visit:
- The Black Collegian Online - Electronic version of the career opportunities magazine. Includes career planning and job search information.
- CareerOneStop - A computerized link to 1,800 state employment service offices.
- Career Builder - A collection of job listings compiled from several newspapers across the country.
- Chronicle of Higher Education - Job postings for college and university faculty and staff.
- Federal Jobs Digest - America’s #1 private source of federal job information.
- Great Wisconsin Jobs - Access thousands of openings in Wisconsin.
- Indeed.com - A comprehensive search engine.
- Neuvoo - A job search engine that indexes jobs directly from companies’ career websites, placement agencies, and job boards.
- Job Center of Wisconsin - Job postings throughout Wisconsin.
- JobNoggin - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s job search site.
- Jobs That Help - Nonprofit careers in Milwaukee and Wisconsin and training opportunities.
- Kenosha News - Postings available from Southeastern Wisconsin.
- Simply Hired - General job search leads.
- ZipRecruiter - Quickly growing job search website that can be tailored to your preferred location.
The Web also provides access to a vast array of company information. Here are a few sites to check out:
Other Sites To Visit
- Career Bliss - Career resource with company reviews and salary information.
- NACE Salary Calculator - The National Association of Colleges and Employers offers the most accurate compensation data available.
- Big Interview - Use Big Interview to learn and practice your interview skills, whether you’re interviewing for a job or graduate school.
Resume, Cover Letter Tips
The document below offers tips to help you develop appropriate job search materials. For additional assistance, please call Career Services at 262-551-5959 to set up an appointment with one of our staff members.
Job Search Safety
Conduct a successful and safe job search by following some general tips:
- Research each company to which you are applying. Google the name of the company followed
by the words “fraud”, “complaint”, “scam” and “reviews”.
- Beware of check and money order scams. Some may be disguised as personal assistant jobs.
Here are some red flags to watch for:
- You are hired before meeting with the employer (either physically or via Skype)
- Job description misspellings
- You are asked to give credit card or bank account information along with your personal
information (e.g. social security number, driver’s license number, etc.)
- You are asked to send a payment to apply
- You receive an unexpectedly large check
- You are promised a large salary for little work in an entry level position
- You receive an email from a seemingly legitimate company but the email address does
not match the company’s website domain (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org vs.
email@example.com). Be cautious of general email accounts (e.g. Gmail,
Yahoo, and Exchange)
- Job posting does not mention responsibilities. Instead, it focuses on the money you will
- If the position is an international opportunity, does it include travel expenses and
upfront fees? Again, research the company.
**If a job opportunity seems too good to be true and you feel uncomfortable, proceed with extreme
If you feel like you received a seemingly fraudulent posting, report it to Carthage College Career Services or The Internet Crime Complaint Center and end all communication with the employer.