Job Searching Suggestions

View our 'Graduating During COVID-19' Slideshows
We've created four slideshows to help you in different areas of your job search path: 

  • Getting Started: resumes, cover letters, references, Handshake profile and social media profiles
  • Get Connected/Research Employers: follow/research employers, share your Handshake profile/resume, reply to recruiters ASAP, consider additional options and virtual events
  • Job Searching: companies currently hiring, job search on Handshake, job search online, job search tips, spot a scam and use social media to find a job
  • Interviews: before the interview, the interview and after the interview

Complete your Handshake profile

  • Do it all at once or spread it out into smaller steps over 10 days - click here for the complete guide.
  • 80% of students who fill out location preferences, job role preferences, and job type preferences receive a message from an employer. It's a simple step, but a really effective way to start engaging with potential employers online. 
  • Follow employers you're interested in: Find the employer in Handshake and click 'Follow,' and then you'll be alerted when they post an upcoming online event.

Make an appointment with Career Services

Please email (or chat online: - look for the green 'Online' bar on the bottom right) if you're interested in setting up an appointment, such as a resume review. 

Attend online events

To the greatest extent possible, Handshake is shifting all employer events online. Simply log into Handshake and click on 'Events.'

You can also view virtual career events on our Job Fairs listings.

Job Searching Tips

Resources for finding a job on Handshake

Finding a Job on Handshake - FAQs

Four tips from recruiters on how to find a job online 

How to get a last-minute internship

Connect with Employers

Connect with Employers on Handshake or on social media. 

Check out how some employers are giving back during the COVID-19 crisis.

Connect with others on Handshake

Read the 100,000+ employer reviews on Handshake to learn more about what it's like to intern or work at a specific company. 

Use Peer Messaging to chat with NMU alumni and current students. You could use this feature to reach out to individuals in your field to request informational interviews as well! 

Working/Interviewing remotely

How to make a good impression during a video interview

Six ways to make the most out of a remote internship

Additional help with Handshake

Explore Student Q&As - explore previously asked student questions

Do you need more help with Handshake?  Check out our instructional guides.