The COVID-19 pandemic has brought much uncertainty to our economy and job market. We understand that this is a stressful time for our everyone, especially those who have lost jobs, who are about to graduate and looking to enter the workforce, or those who are dealing with both situations. CSLD has created the COVID-19 Career Resources page for our Gator community. Our goal is to provide resources related to our current situation.
*Please note that this page will be updated weekly as more information becomes available.* Last updated 05/08/2020
Communicating with Employers Online - BE SAFE!
- Be cautious if an employer wants to use chat-only platforms, share personal information or asks for an initial investment/purchase
- Confirm contact information, don’t share sensitive information via email, and report scams immediately
- SF State - Information Technology Services - learn more about phishing and other malicious emails
- CSLD - Fraudulent Employer Disclaimer - learn more about avoiding fraudulent employers and job scams
COVID-19 Information & Career Resources
- 7-Eleven - hiring 20,000 employees for 70,000 locations across the U.S.
- Ace Hardware - hiring at various store locations; contact local store directly if you do not see any openings
- Amazon - hourly warehouse, driver or shopper jobs…text AMAZON to 77088 for job alerts
- Candor - find companies that are freezing hiring and still hiring
- Cintas - Management Trainee (2 openings and a couple spots left in the SSF region starting this summer)
- CVS Health - 50,000 full-time and part-time positions across the country
- Domino's - open and hiring at various locations
- Handshake - Article with updated list of 500 Companies Hiring Students on Handshake Right Now
- PepsiCo - hiring 6,000 FT workers across the U.S.
- Pizza Hut - various positions throughout the SF region
- Safeway - various positions at Safeway stores such as home delivery, retail, and other positions
- Save Mart - store level and warehouse positions at various locations
- The Muse - find companies that are still hiring
- Upkey - offering 1,000 Summer 2020 Internships
- Walgreens - temporary customer service associate roles nationwide
- AngelList - find the best remote work opportunities updated every day
- Buffer - The 2020 State of Remote Work
- CareerSidekick - The 18 Best Remote Job Boards in 2020
- Covintern - Collection of remote internships postings from startups and companies, created by a student at Indiana University
- Flexjobs - 20 Fully Remote Companies That Thrive on Virtual Work, Hiring Now
- Getting Hired Remotely - Handshake articles with guidance on job searching and working remotely
- Handshake - search for jobs that have the word “remote” in the title (Update your profile to indicate that you are willing to work remotely so that employers can find you.(The 3 Must-Haves on Your Handshake Profile)
- LinkedIn - select REMOTE in the location field when conducting a job search
- Outschool - fill the increased demand for online learning by becoming a virtual teacher
- Remote.co - Find remote jobs and companies and tips on managing working remotely
- Skillcrush - The 25+ Best Sites for Finding Remote Work Online in 2020
- Standuply - 330 Tools for Remote Work
- Take Lessons - get paid to provide online lessons in such subjects as foreign language, musical instruments, or singing
- Tutor.com - offers one-to one learning solutions from homework help and tutoring
- Virtual Internships - explore opportunities with 200 companies that provide tasks to help students build skills
- Workplaceless - Five Best Places to Find Remote Jobs
- Workplaceless - Remote Work Dictionary
SF State University
- COVID-19 Campus Response
- Academics and Advising
- Basic Needs: Food+Shelter+Success
- University Housing
- Stay Healthy
California State University
- Emergency Grant Funding Available for CSU Students
- Learning Everywhere: Open Educational Resources in the COVID-10 Era - by Hazel Kelly
- CSU Entertainment Alliance - CSUEA's Massive List of Resources
Federal, State and City Government
- The CA Labor & Workforce Development Agency - resources for California Employers and Workers
- SF.GOV COVID-19 - resources for California Employers and Workers
Other Useful Resources
- The Intern Hustle - Gain internship experience and successfully launch after college graduation
- Talentboard - If your internship has been cancelled or job offer rescinded due to COVID-19, you can post a profile to be shared with recruiters in the tech industry
- COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Communities/Recursos para Comunidades Indocumentadas - Resources for Undocumented Community
- Indeed.com COVID-19 Resources - resources to address the impact of COVID-19 on your job
- A List of Free Services and Resources to Help You Right Now - Handshake Blog
- Graduating in the age of COVID-19, Student Guidebook - The Washington Center
- Coronavirus Career Advice: 8 Ways To Be More Effective While You Work From Home - by Laura Begley Bloom
- How to Find (and Land!) a Remote Job That’s Right for You - by Deanna deBara
- How to Find and Get Hired for a Remote Job - by Melanie Pinola
- How to Maximize Your Career Development During COVID-19 - by Katharine Marianacci
- Managing Your Career During Times of Uncertainty: 5 Steps You Can Take Today - The Washington Center
- What You Really Need to Know About Remote Work - BLOG by Cameron Chapman
- Working from home because of COVID-19? Here are 10 ways to spend your time - by Karin Bodewits
- Reduce TechStress at Home - by Erik Pepper
- How AI and ATS are Affecting the Job Search - by Crystal Cory
- Summer internships have dried up because of the pandemic. Here's how to get ahead without one - Scottie Andrew, CNN
Virtual Dreamin (May 16) - free event for admins, developers, architects or someone who wants to start their career in Salesforce
- Coronavirus Career Advice: Navigating the Job Search and Remote Work During COVID-19 - Indeed
- How to advance your job search during the COVID-19 crisis - Bridgepath Career Advisors, LLC
- Debt, 401K, and Preparing Your Finances During Coronavirus - Career Contessa
- Managing Your Career (+ Stress) During Coronavirus - Career Contessa
- What to Expect When Looking for a Job During Coronavirus | Finding a Job in a Pandemic - Linda Raynier
- Finding a Job (Virtually) - The Washington Center, 4/16/2020
- Remote Work Strategies and Methods for Wellbeing - The Washington Center, 4/10/2020
- Job Search Workshops - JVS (Jewish Vocational Service)
- Coursera.org - free until May 31 - build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online
- edX - trusted platform for education and learning with access to 2,500+ online courses from 140 top institutions
- Harvard University - Free Online Courses
- Open Culture - free cultural & educational media on the web, 1,500 free online courses from top universities
- Yale's The Science of Well Being - course designed to increase your happiness and build more productive habits
The Unemployment Insurance (UI) program pays benefits to workers who have lost their job and meet the program’s eligibility requirements.
- Employment Development Department - Unemployment Insurance
- Eligibility Requirements
- File an UI Claim
- UI Online Videos
Visit https://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/ to learn more about Unemployment Insurance.
CSLD remains open virtually. Please review the following for what we are currently offering.
CAREER COUNSELING (Zoom or Phone)
- Counseling Appointments: We will continue to offer career counseling appointments for students and alumni. All appointments will be conducted via Zoom video or phone call. *If you are using a mobile device (ie., phone or tablet), you will have to download the Zoom App to enable video function.
- Drop-In Hours: CSLD is open for virtual DROP-IN HOURS every Monday-Friday from 1:00pm-3:00pm. If you have a quick career related question, looking for quick advice/critique on your resume or cover letter or you need help with navigating Handshake or any of CSLD’s platform, please join a Career Ambassador for a 10-15 minute Virtual Drop-In by clicking here. Email email@example.com with your questions.
All of our currently scheduled in-person workshops will be converted to Zoom webinars. Instructions will be provided to participants ahead of time to connect to the Zoom webinar. Please click here to see the list of virtual workshops that are coming up
VIRTUAL PLATFORMS & CSLD WEBSITE (Online)
- Handshake: find job/internship postings, make an appointment with a career counselor or find career-related events
- Big Interview: provides video lessons and a hands-on mock video interview tool
- Gator Connect: networking and professional mentorship platform for SF State University students, alumni, staff, faculty and friends
- CSLD Website: find everything you need that is career related. Our Online Resources tab is filled with digital guides and handouts as well as Job Search Websites, LinkedIn Resources and Diversity Resources
- Jobs/Internships: SF State Handshake is still an available and robust resource for those seeking job and internship opportunities.
- Virtual Employer Fairs & Info Sessions: Did you know that many employers have also moved to hosting virtual job fairs and info sessions? Check out upcoming events on Handshake.
Yes, CSLD will continue to offer career counseling appointments for students and alumni. All appointments will be conducted via Zoom video or phone call.
*If you are using a mobile device (ie., phone or tablet), you will have to download the Zoom App to enable video function.*
***If you prefer a phone appointment, please include your preferred number in message when making the appointment.**
Click here to make a career counseling appointment.
Virtual Employer Fairs & Info Sessions: Many employers are hosting virtual job fairs and info sessions? Check out upcoming events on Handshake.
With the transition to remote academic instruction and that many businesses/community organizations have transitioned to remote work and/or have temporarily suspended their services as well, we realize that there are many questions around your academic internship. We want to prioritize student and community health, and we urge you to practice social distancing and adhere to the recent San Francisco and Bay Area counties' Public Health Order requiring people to stay home except for essential needs, effective March 17, 2020.
This is an evolving situation and these below action steps are meant to be general, as each course and placement site is unique to their discipline and department requirements. We wish to emphasize that you make decisions that are in your best interest of your health and safety.
- Please contact your course instructor as many faculty/departments are working with students to provide as much flexibility and accommodation as allowed to support you without penalty, in regards to alternative experiences/assignments, potentially reducing hours, etc.
- It is recommended you check in with your internship site supervisor to inquire about their current protocol in response to COVID-19 and any potential tasks you can do remotely, if possible to continue your internship.
- If you are able to continue your internship remotely, please review and submit the Student Informed Consent form (if you have not already done so) and submit to your course instructor or to one of the following:
- For CHSS & CLCDA internship courses submit to Michelle Chu | firstname.lastname@example.org
- For CoSE & Lam Family CoB internship courses submit to Eunice Kim | email@example.com
- For more information, please visit the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement
The Unemployment Insurance (UI) program pays benefits to workers who have lost their job and meet the program’s eligibility requirements. If you have become unemployed or partially unemployed, you may file a UI claim. After you have filed a claim, you must continue to certify for benefits and meet eligibility requirements each week in order to receive benefit payments.
Please visit https://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/ to learn more about Unemployment Insurance.
You can also view video tutorials here.
Given the uncertainty of the COVID-19 outbreak’s timeline, it is not recommended that you delay your search until the outbreak settles. Although it is possible that the outbreak will settle by the summer, it could continue for months to come. Regardless, economic experts anticipate that this outbreak will greatly affect the global job and economic market, and it is difficult to accurately anticipate when things will settle.
If you're not sure if a company is still hiring for a position, use the job's posting date as an indicator. If the job was recently posted, it is likely that the company currently plans to hire for that role despite the pandemic. You should also review the company's website, Twitter, and job board to see if they have any formal messages about the status of their hiring processes.
Under normal circumstances, it is not uncommon for it to take several weeks, if not months, to respond to job applications. However, because many companies are dealing with ongoing issues as a result of COVID-19, it is not unusual if an employer takes longer than normal to respond to your application. To gauge if a company is still hiring for that position, you should review the company's website, Twitter, and job board to see if they have any formal messages about the status of their hiring processes. If you applied more than two weeks ago and cannot find any messaging online, it is not unreasonable to send a brief email to the hiring manager or human resources department to inquire if they have yet reviewed your application. In your email, it would be polite to acknowledge that their workload is probably higher than normal and that you understand any delays this may cause in their communication and processes.