Career Resource Center

Searching for Jobs

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. HawkHire - Job board and company information resource for SUNY New Paltz students and alumni. The majority of the postings are specifically for SUNY New Paltz students and graduates
    • Current students can log-in from the my.newpaltz Student tab > Internships and Careers > HawkHire
    • Alumni can access HawkHire here
  2. CareerShift - Hyper-aggressive job and contact aggregator
    • Students - Go to CareerShift and use your hawkmail 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. Job Search and Professional Association Resource by Industry - Over 100 job boards based on area of interest, management trainee opportunities, professional organizations, and specific populations.
  6. Off-Campus Job Fairs and Recruiting section of the Career Resource Center’s page for listings.
  7. Professional associations
  8. LinkedIn 
  9. Chambers of Commerce
  10. 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.
  11. Company Research Resources (Sojourner Truth Library)
  12. Additional Job Search Resources:

For more information on searching for jobs please access our tip sheet