This page shares a live feed of career resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is updated regularly throughout spring and summer 2020, in accordance with the most recent trends, updates, and reports released by employers, industries, and sources of labor market information.
Career Services encourages UCSB students and recent alumni to review the following resources for additional career support during the age of COVID-19. Please use discretion when considering the sources and timestamps of shared information.
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STRATEGY & ADVICE
The Skimm: Grad School Worth Student Loans?
Learn key considerations to help you evaluate the cost of graduate school during the age of the pandemic. This is research worth doing!
Fast Company: 6 Things to Boost Your Resume
Check out these tips to gain relevant qualifications and support your resume by taking on new gigs, building key skills, and offering your services.
Virtual Lunch & Learn
A free webinar series with company CEOs and business leaders in media, technology, non-profit, finance, and e-commerce, all summer-long!
The Best Schools: Internship Alternatives
Several creative ideas for useful ways to spend your summer if COVID-19 cancelled your internship. Lots of great ways to take initiative!
Career Strategies, Inc.: Recruiting Services
Recruiting agency which advertises many open positions in Professional Services, IT, Real Estate, Healthcare, and Property Management in different regions at this time.
In addition to Week 4's post, read Skills Employers Want Most During the Pandemic, Should You Chase After “Essential” Jobs?, What You Need to Know About Communicating With Potential Employers, and more.
Vault: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Nonprofit Sector
Calling all aspiring nonprofit professionals! Read this expert's analysis about how COVID-19 is changing the ways nonprofits will fundraise in the future. This will directly impact available jobs.
UCSB: Economic Realities and Recruiting Summit
UCSB Career Services and Alumni Affairs offices facilitated this important discussion of the new national, state and local economic realities facing students and alumni as they seek to embark on their post-University lives.
Vault: 8 Best Practices for Video Conferencing
Quick rundown of considerations for video interviews and video conferencing to practice habits of professional etiquette during the age of COVID-19 and beyond.
America Needs You: How to Ace the Virtual Interview
Learn the dos and don'ts of video interviewing through a recorded virtual session between America Needs You and WayUp, a career engagement platform for early career builders.
Platform to track layoffs within tech startups since the outbreak of COVID-19. Similar to other live employment insights, this information is compiled from a variety of crowdsourced reports.
InternHacks: First Virtual Hackathon Experience
Student applications are open for students pursuing careers in tech and interesting in gaining experience virtually this summer through a virtual hackathon with Fortune 500 companies.
The Muse: 14 Best Sites for Taking Online Classes
Various platforms with online courses that can help you gain concrete technical skills to add to your resume during the age of COVID-19. Platforms range widely across career interests.
UCSB Basic Needs Resources: In Light of COVID-19
Review these resources available to UCSB students for a number of areas of support, including food security, financial assistance, mental health, and more.
Standing Out During COVID-19
If there was ever a time to learn how to stand out in the job search process, now is that time. Check out these tips from a Hiring Manager's perspective to boost the impact of your application documents.
Zippia: How to Find Remote, Online, and Gig Work
Robust search engine for finding opportunities in the age of COVID-19, alongside lists of common remote occupations, types of companies hiring, unemployment tips, and much more.
How Work Can Change
Editor's choices for various bites of content that provide indicators of future change within the workforce, post-pandemic. One thing is certain: the nature of work will be changed forever.
Monster: 100 Companies Hiring This Week
List of companies hot on hiring for the first week of May. Hiring ranges from roughly one dozen positions to hundreds of positions for each employer.
Actively Hiring / Job Status
Lists 600+ companies with hiring status updates, including a handy list of 100+ companies that are actively hiring for specific positions. Worth checking back frequently.
Jobscan: Job Search Webinar Series
Free webinars offered by Jobscan in partnership with career coaches, focusing on five topics across fifteen sessions in early May. Good way to brush up on career skills.
4 Tips for College Students
Strategies aimed at college students seeking guidance during these uncertain times. Touches on topics tangential to career, such as housing, maintaining your social life, budgeting, and staying motivated.
Provides a summary of suggestions and ideas to seek out opportunities for prehealth students in the age of COVID-19. Covers shadowing, volunteering, and more.
The Conversation: How to Score an Internship
A variety of tips and statistics to help you strategize for landing an internship in the age of COVID-19. Touches on creating your own virtual internship, trying a micro-internship, and more.
Jobscan: Ultimate List of Companies Still Hiring
Robust resource featuring the hiring status for 7,500+ companies (updated regularly). Compiles data from various crowdsourced sources such as Candor (featured below) and news outlets.
Collegexpress: How to Establish an Online Presence
Tips for students looking to polish their social networks, maximize their LinkedIn account, and optimize their Google search results for the strongest professional impact.
Fast Company: All the Things COVID-19 Will Change
Responses from over 30 experts on the long-lasting impact of COVID-19 related to working from home, digital technology, company finances, and innovation in business.
LinkedIn: #LinkedInLive Broadcast
Check out #LinkedInLive to catch the weekly Unlock LinkedIn broadcast for students and recent grads. Broadcast features Rob Humphrey with special guests.
Project Activate: Expert Interview Webcasts
Free webcast series from Project Activate featuring weekly webcasts on Thursdays, as well as recordings of past webcasts on job searching in uncertain times, video interview strategies, how to contact hiring managers, and more.
Special Report - Coronavirus
Daily rundown of industry news pertaining to COVID-19 updates. Review this for industries that are in demand, to seek sources of work opportunities.
Vault: Persuasive Communication for Remote Work
Tricks of the trade to jumpstart your communication skills for working remotely with others. Many of these tips can also be applied for virtual networking strategies.
Coronavirus Quick Poll
Poll by the National Association of College and Employers to capture latest employer trends related to hiring for jobs and internships, including % of employers revoking offers.
Handshake: 500 Companies Hiring Students
Lists 500 in-demand companies that are currently still hiring students on Handshake. Last updated on April 15 and scheduled to be updated next on April 27.
UCSB Financial Aid: Work-Study & COVID-19
Resource page from UCSB Financial Aid covering the latest information on Work-Study positions for UCSB students.
CareerFlash: Dealing With Job Uncertainty
Advice and exercises for connecting with the uncertainties of job searching. What parts of this process can you control, and what parts are out of your control?
Jobscan: Are Companies Still Hiring?
A review of companies that are hiring in various industries, alongside job search tips to network on LinkedIn and optimize your resume on Applicant Tracking Systems.
TalentBoard: Internship/Job Cancelled?
If an offer has been rescinded by an employer due to COVID-19, you can add your information to this job board for added visibility to the TalentBoard network of recruiters.
Vault: How Will Coronavirus Affect Job Search?
A little motivation boost for our Gaucho job seekers to keep searching. Provides guidance on what to expect, how to plan out your strategy, and when to follow up for success.
Handshake: Upcoming AMA Events in April
Attend "Ask Me Anything" virtual events hosted by Handshake, featuring advice from Career Counselors across the country. Events are scheduled to be hosted every day through April 17.
COVID-19 | 5 Ways to Get Hired
Brief list of idea starters to identify workforce opportunities that offer valuable services in the age of COVID-19. Is this your calling to meet the world's greatest need?
Is My Internship Cancelled?
Simple, straightforward site allowing students to sort based on 6 options: Hiring (still hiring), Yes (it's cancelled), Nope (still happening), Remote (still happening but remote and possibly shorter), or Freeze (not actively hiring).
Washington Center: Graduating in Age of COVID-19
Guidebook with job search advice for the class of 2020. Includes resources featuring who is hiring, organizations offering virtual career fairs, job posting sites for remote work, and more.
Report from Handshake on the latest data, trends, and insights currently affecting college student recruiting. Information on the attitudes of students and employers.
LinkedIn: Graduating Into a Recession
Read Avi Criden's advice on career strategies relevant during recessions, ranging from strong salary negotiation skills to financial literacy for loan repayment programs.
LinkedIn: Supporting Our Members
A collection of recent career resources covering how to stay informed, stay connected, and stay productive during the age of COVID-19. Resources were last updated on April 2 and appear to be updated regularly.
Parker Dewey: Micro-Internships
Learn how to pursue short-term, professional, paid work experiences, which can be completed remotely! Scroll to see more information on "Micro-internships" on the page linked below.
Strada: COVID-19 Work and Education Survey
Recent survey that captures the public viewpoint on work, education, and training in the age of COVID-19. Survey data is based on a representative sample of U.S. adults and updated weekly.
CNN: Filing for Unemployment Benefits?
As of this post, U.S. jobless claims have risen by 3,000% since early March, with a historic high of 6.6 million Americans filing for unemployment benefits. Learn how unemployment benefits work in each state.
Gaucho Blog: COVID-19 Internships Update
With the recent change of moving to remote learning, and with many companies moving to remote work, you may be wondering how this might affect your spring or summer internships.
Indeed: What to Do If Your Job is Affected
Very thorough and customized career guide with tips about how to use Indeed to find jobs during COVID-19, where to get unemployment support, advice from the Indeed community boards, and more tips for remote work.
Cultivated Culture: COVID-19 Job Market Insights
In-depth review of targeted job search strategies and best practices for finding work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read advice from experts like CEOs, executive resume writers, and career consultants.
Candor: Who's Freezing Hiring From Coronavirus
Features the latest known hiring status for over 2500 employers, with new employers added daily. Uses a crowdsourced data collection method, so use added discretion when reviewing.
FlexJobs: Top 100 Companies With Remote Jobs
Ranked list of best employers and best career fields with remote work opportunities. Provides additional commentary on recent trends for working remotely.
U.S. DoH: Identifying Critical Infrastructures
Identifies 16 critical sectors considered essential to economic operations within the United States. Use this resource to review employment sectors that are expected to offer strong job security during the age of COVID-19.