Employment Tools

Explore Jobs and Internships | Handshake 

Handshake is a job/internship online platform where you can receive personalized job recommendations based on your profile, along with access to career resources and events.

Key Features

  • Build your own profile to receive tailored recommendations, invites, and job offers.
  • See detailed reviews and interview tips from real students for a variety of companies.
  • Search hundreds of jobs and internships based on your major, class year, and more.

How to Spot Fraudulent Job Posts

Our Career Center team pre-approves posts on Handshake to ensure safe and accurate employers are reaching out to our community. However, scammers can be very deceptive when they post fake positions to online databases, or even directly through email. Take a moment to view these common fraud alerts from the FBI, and keep an eye on your MyCOD emails that may update our community about concerns on campus.

If you have concerns about emails you receive or posts you see on Handshake, please contact our Career & Workforce Solutions Center


Resume Builder | Optimal Resume Create a Resume Onlince

Need a resume? Want a cover letter? Feel like you should brush up on those interview skills? As a student at College of the Desert, we are excited to provide you with the OptimalResume online career services suite.  

OptimalResume can help you take care of all of these things and more! This easy-to-use online software allows you to quickly and effortlessly create essential professional documents such as resumes and cover letters, as well as investigate crucial job-related skills such as the practice interview or skills assessment.  You can even send your results directly to your counselor online for review and comments!  

Best of all, it’s free!  Try it today at College of the Desert | Optimal Resume using your MyCOD email!