Chatham University

Career Resources

Want to access websites and handouts by topic? Below you will find links to many valuable career-related resources. Please also check the Career Development Documents on myChatham for a vast amount of information on topics such as resume and cover letter writing, interviewing preparation, internship sites and much, much more!

+ Assessments

O*Net Interests Inventory

Jung Typology

Please set an appointment with a career consultant before taking these online assessments. It is important to receive instruction prior to proceeding with the assessments and to make arrangments to meet with a career consultant to discuss your results.

+ Career Investigation

O*Net

U.S. Department of Labor

Candid Career

Careers & the disABLED Magazine

+ Graduate & Professional School

Please click on Graduate and Professional School Planning in our sidebar menu for information and resources and be sure to access our Graduate School Planning Guide HERE.

+ Interviews

Big Interview

Interviewing: The Riley Guide

Monster Career Advice: Interview

Interview Resources for Internships

+ Resume & Cover Letter

Purdue OWL Resumes and CV’s

Purdue OWL Cover Letters

The Muse

+ Salary

Glassdoor.com

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Salary.com

+ Job & Internship Search

Handshake

InternQube

Internships.com

Indeed

Simply Hired

PA JobGateway

Career One Stop

My.Jobs

Reviews.com Best Job Sites

The Riley Guide

LinkedIN

Glassdoor for Students and Recent Graduates

TweetMyJobs

Imagine Pittsburgh

+ Job & Internship Search – Government

USA Jobs

Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission

State Department Careers (Government)

Allegheny County

City of Pittsburgh’s Online Employment Center

+ Job & Internship Search – Pittsburgh

Imagine Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Career Connector

Pittsburgh Jobs.com

+ Job & Internship Search – Special Interest

Nonprofit Talent (Pittsburgh and PA)

Idealist

Teach for America

Peace Corps

Higher Education

Green Jobs (PA)

Bender Consulting Services (for job seekers with disabilities)

TwoLingos.com

+ Job & Internship Search – Veterans

Veterans of Foreign Wars

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Military.com

+ Networking

Job Networking Tips

How to Network Your Way to a Job

How to Use Job Search Networking to Find a Job

Networking Tips – Internships

10 Ways to Get Better at Small Talk

+ Job Fairs

Western PA Collegiate Job and Internship Fairs

PERC Education Job Fair

Please click here for additional upcoming career development events.

+ Professional Dress

Professional Dress Guidelines

+ Social Media

How to Use LinkedIn

How to Network and Connect with Alumni

Links for How to Use Social Media for a Job Search

LinkedIn Webinars

LinkedIn for Dummies

Guide to Social Media and Job Search

How to Use Your Social Media Profiles to Find a Job

Online Reputation Management for College Graduates

Documents

    Action Verb List

    This document is an extensive list of action verbs to be used when creating or updating a resume.

    Follow-Up Guidelines

    Applied for a job or internship and haven't heard back from the employer? Learn how to follow-up with employers and contacts using these simple guidelines!

    Graduate School Planning Guide

    This document provides an outline of suggested activities to complete in preparation for applying to graduate and/or professional school programs.

    Internship Checklist

    Step by step guidance for finding an internship and for earning academic credit for the experience

    Interview Guidelines

    This document provides guidelines for interview preparation, completion, and follow-up.

    Interview Questions

    This document lists sample questions a student may be asked in an internship, job, or graduate school interview.

    Job Fair Guidelines

    This document provides guidelines for job fairs including preparation, participation, and follow-up.

    Questions to Ask Employers

    This document provides sample questions for students to ask employers/interviewers when participating in an interview process.

    Sample Acceptance Letter

    This document is a sample acceptance letter to be used when a job seeker needs to provide written confirmation of his or her acceptance of a job offer.

    Sample Rejection Letter

    This document is a sample rejection letter to be used when a job seeker needs to provide written confirmation of his or her declination of a job offer.

    Sample Thank You Letter

    This document is a sample thank you letter to be used following a job or graduate school interview or other professional/networking event or meeting. It may also be adapted to thank a reference, professor, or internship supervisor.

    Sample Withdrawal Letter

    This document is a sample withdrawal letter to be used when a job seeker needs to inform an employer that he or she is no longer interested in a position for which he or she applied.

    Telephone Etiquette

    This document provides guidelines for telephone usage when conducting a job search or other professional business.

    Transferrable Skills Checklist

    This document provides an extensive list of transferrable skills that may be used in creating or updating a resume. This list may also be useful for interview preparation or writing a personal statement.