Tools for Your Job Search

Finding a job isn’t easy, but you have everything you need to secure a job. The UCLA Alumni Association and UCLA Career Center are here to help. Below are resources to help guide you to a successful job search.

Your UCLA Alumni Advantages

Three Months of Career Center Access
Continue to utilize all Career Center services for three (3) months after graduation including one-on-one appointments and drop-in sessions.  

Handshake for Alumni
Enjoy one year of Handshake after your graduation date which gives you access to job listings and entrance to career fairs and networking events.  

This online resume tool helps you create the best resume for different industries. As a graduate, you have one year to access this tool.

UCLA Alumni Association Member ID Card
Be sure to update your address and email after fall. Your UCLA Alumni Association member ID card will be mailed to your updated address in the fall.

Job Seekers Tools and Insights

Job Search Starter Kit
Update your résumé and cover letter with easy tools and templates to get you started right now.  

Reach out to UCLA graduates to receive advice, find jobs, and promote your side hustles and services. This is the best tool to secure information interviews, get your résumé reviewed by alumni and ask for a mock interview.  

Job Ready
Work with career experts to learn how to identify your unique skills and interests, create effective job search materials, master the interview process and effectively build a network within UCLA and beyond.

Webinar: Launching Your Career During Uncertain Times
You aren’t alone in your career start. See how alumni from the Class of 2008 and 2009 launched their careers during a recession with strategies and tips for success.

Webinar: Acing the Virtual Interview
Get all the details on how to prep and succeed at the virtual interview.

Webinar: Take Your LinkedIn Profile to All-Star Status
Your LinkedIn profile is an important tool for your job search. Learn pro tips to make your profile stand out.

Webinar: Once a Bruin, Always a Bruin Connecting Beyond Campus
Learn how to use the UCLA ONE platform to set up informational interviews and create a plan to broaden your Bruin network.

Class of 2022 Website
Check this website for updated information and events for Class of 2022 alumni.

500 Top Companies Hiring Right Now
Discover popular employers that are actively hiring college students on Handshake today.

UCLA FDS Dashboards
Check out where graduated Bruins have gone, and which industries alumni with your major started their career.

First Job Tools

Evaluating Job Offers
At least half the time you’re awake will be spent at work. Take time to evaluate how the position fits into your short and long-term lifestyle.

Negotiating a Salary
Knowing how to negotiate will make this conversation less daunting. Make sure you’re prepared in order to maximize your potential for a better compensation package.

Your First Job
Transitioning from student to an intern or full-time employee is one of the most exciting times of your life. Learn how to master all aspects of your first position.

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