Career Services at College of San Mateo - Student Resources
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Career Services
Job Preparation

Career Tips/Resources
How-to handouts for the entire job search process

Meaningful Work and Recovery 
Helpful information for workers with mental illness
Perfect Interview™ 
The ultimate software for interview preparation

Resume Genius
Resume Samples by job & industry (please note that their "free" services do NOT include the resume format, just the text!) 

Resume Genius: Cover Letters
Cover letter samples by job & industry (please note that their "free" services do NOT include the cover letter format, just the text!) 

Resume Genius: Q&A
Common interview questions and responses (please note that their "free" services do NOT include the cover letter format, just the text!) 


COUN & CRER Classes
Register for one or more of our counseling and career classes, many of which are short-term

One-on-One Help

Career Counseling
Schedule an appointment to meet with one of our five career counselors to discuss your future. 

Consultation/ Brainstorming
See the Career Services Coordinator, Autumn Newman, for help with anything from job preparation to major/ career decisions.  

Career Services Workshops
These small group workshops usually offer one-on-one help. Show up with your G number or register ahead of time on WebSMART. 

Career/ Major Exploration

CA Career Café 
Good virtual career center 

Career Interest Assessment
Quick assessment finds specific CSM programs that may be a good fit for you

Career and Job Resources at the CSM Library
Books, articles, databases, internet and news Resources about careers, from CSM's librarians

Best site for in-depth self-assessment for careers

Glass Door
Data about companies from current employees: salary, interview questions, and company reviews.
Explore career options by major  

Myers Briggs and Strong Interest Inventory 
The BEST career assessments offered and interpreted for you by CSM's career counselors on campus by appointment.

ONet Online
Best site for in-depth exploration of jobs

ONet Online Interest Profiler
Quick assessment to see what careers would be best suited to you 

Salary Surfer  
Estimates salary two and five years after receiving a certificate or degree in certain disciplines

Internships & Volunteering

Emerging Leaders 
Paid internships for college students and graduates with disabilities

Best general internship site

Learn How to Become

Best site for non-profit volunteering and careers 
Best site if you know the area of volunteering you want to do (i.e: help animals, children, the environment...)

Job Search

Account Temps
Accounting graduates, begin here

College Recruiter
Recent graduates, begin here 

CSM JobLinks
Job postings just for CSM students and recent alumni (Dental Assisting graduates, start here)

Diversity Jobs

Having trouble getting a job due to race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, ability status, conviction record...start here 
Best general job search site (use their advanced search tab and get help on key word searches)

Office Team
Business Administration graduates, begin here

Best site for hourly/ part-time jobs

Training and employment for emancipated foster youth

Veterans 2 Work 
Connects veterans and businesses 

Workforce Recruitment Program 
For college students with disabilities