Resume and Job Search

Whether you are seeking student employment, internships, or looking for full-time opportunities, Career Services offers free job search assistance to current and former students, as well as to members of the community. On this page you will find links to resources, tips, and tools that can help you develop your resume, discover job opportunities, prepare for interviews, and more.

Meet with Employment Support to develop effective job search strategies to increase your success at landing a career that’s a good fit for you!  To schedule a one-on-one appointment, go to our Career Services page and click "Make an Appointment, email us at or call 360.992.2902. 

Access Financial Resources 

Develop Your Cover Letter & Resume

Conduct an Effective Job Search

Penguin Jobs, Clark's Online Job Database

Penguin Jobs is a free database designed to connect job-seekers with local employers who are specifically seeking Clark students, alumni, and community members for job, internship, or volunteer opportunities. To access this information you will need to register to open your free account. 

Penguin Jobs Features available on Penguin Jobs:

  • Search jobs available to Clark students and community members
  • Find internship opportunities
  • Create a free online career portfolio
  • Access videos and career document library for job search advice
  • Upload and manage your resume
  • Listen to job and career related podcasts 

General Employment Search

A Comprehensive List of Job Search Websites

Build Your Professional Network with LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a useful online platform for professional networking and showcasing your education, work experiences, accomplishments, and skillset. Check out the resources below to learn more about utilizing LinkedIn and schedule an appointment with an Employment Support Specialist for 1:1 assistance in developing your profile.

Effective Interviewing Techniques

Job Fair Tips

Take the time to prepare when you attend a job fair. This will optimize your experience and maximize your opportunities. Career Services offers a variety of resources to help you be successful. If you would like personalized guidance to help you prepare, please contact our reception desk at 360-992-2902 to make an appointment.

Before the Fair

  • Research the company. Read about the company's mission and who they serve. Review current job postings to determine what skills the company is seeking.
  • Prepare a targeted resume and bring an ample supply.
  • Prepare questions for the companies you want to meet with.
  • Bring a writing utensil and pad of paper for note taking.
  • Dress professionally, as if you are going to a job interview.
  • Prepare to sell yourself- practice a 60 second commercial to introduce yourself to employers.

During The Fair

  • Create a game plan. If possible, arrive early to obtain table map showing where each company will be located.
  • When waiting in lines to meet employer, listen to conversations ahead of you and apply this knowledge toward making a positive impression.
  • Obtain business cards form employers so you can follow up later.

After the Fair

  • Follow up: Mail thank you cards or email thank you messages to the employers with whom you met. Identify who you are and express appreciation for their time. Attach a copy of your resume to stand out from the pile of resumes received during the fair.

Veterans Resources

For more information about veteran specific resources and how Clark College can help veteran students succeed, visit the Veterans Center of Excellence.