Career Resource Center

Job Search

Before You Begin Your Job Search, Prepare Job Search Documents

Create a draft of your Resume & Cover Letter before you begin your job search and have it looked over by a CRC staff member.  Utilize the resume and cover letter tip sheets to create or make updates. 

How to Find Job Openings

  1. Handshake (replacing HawkHire)- Job board and company information resource for SUNY New Paltz students and alumni. 3 simple steps for students and alumni to activate their new Handshake account:
    - Navigate to
    - Select your school from the dropdown
    Complete your profile 
    And the rest of the activation and on-boarding will be explained to students along the way!
  2. CareerShift - Hyper-aggressive job and contact aggregator
    • Students - Go to CareerShift and use your email account for immediate access.
    • Alumni - Request free access to CareerShift by contacting the Career Resource Center by email at or phone 845-257-3265.
  3. Indeed.comWatch an in-depth presentation on the advanced search features with SUNY New Paltz Alum and Client Services Manager, Sean Haberkorn. 
  4. SUNY New Paltz Alumni Orange and Blue Network (sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations). Connect with and receive advice from alumni/a.
  5.  - Over 100 job boards based on area of interest, management trainee opportunities, professional organizations, and specific populations.
  6. Job Search Resources - Industry Specific - Useful sites for specific majors and career paths.
  7. Off-Campus Job Fairs and Recruiting section of the Career Resource Center’s page for listings.
  8. Professional associations
  9. LinkedIn 
  10. Chambers of Commerce
  11. Business Journals and Book of Lists
    • Start by going to ABYZ New Links for a list of the entire local and state news journals of the cities you’re interested in.
  12. Company Research Resources (Sojourner Truth Library)
  13. Additional Job Search Resources: