Steps to Landing an Opportunity

Everyone begins their job search at different stages, however these few pieces are necessary for job-seekers everywhere to land the perfect opportunity.

1. Have a High-Quality Resume

The Career Development Center has amazing resources, both online and in-person, to help take your resume to the next level. Click here for online resume resources. If you prefer in-person resume assistance, Drop-In Advising for the 2017-2018 academic year occurs Monday - Thursday from 11a - 2p and Friday 12p - 2p in our office (Houchens LL03).

2. Upload Your Resume to Cards Career Connection powered by Handshake

Uploading your completed resume to Cards Career Connection powered by Handshake, our online career services management website, is the best way to kick-start your job search.

3. Use Cards Career Connection to Search for Jobs

Cards Career Connection powered by Handshake is your one-stop shop for searching and applying for job positions. Log-on using your ULink information to gain access to full-time, part-time, internship, work-study, and volunteer work. Job postings are updated daily from local, national, and international employers.

4. Get Involved with Career Development Center Programs

Participating in Career Fairs, Cardinal Career Treks, presentations and more events will better position you to understand what employers are looking for when hiring. Take advantage of our free programs to learn more about professional development, local employers, hiring events, information tables and sessions, on-campus interview events, and more. Read your weekly Monday Memo email or visit our Events page to stay updated.

5. Meet with the Employer Engagement Team

Schedule an appointment today to speak with a member of the Employer Engagement Team to talk about the internship or full-time job search. You can also meet with a career coach for work one-on-one help with your resume, mock interviews, and more.

Career Development Center

2211 South Brook Street

Houchens Building, LL03

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40208

Office Hours


9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


tel (502) 852-6701

fax (502) 852-7007

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