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Career Resources

Use these trusted resources to set your goals, expand your network, find jobs, and get hired.

Check out the career resource library in Handshake to find employer communication guidelines, job search and networking tips, and discipline-specific career resources. Log into Handshake and select "Resources" under the Career Center menu. If you'd like to browse career development resource books in person, stop by Barn 112. 

    Cover Letter Guide

    Cover Letter Guide

    Develop a professional cover letter to provide context to your experience and to demonstrate your writing ability.

    Resume Guide

    Resume guide

    Design and draft a resume to secure your next FWT or career goal using examples from various academic disciplines.

    Correspondence Guide

    Professional Correspondence Guide

    Develop effective communication between you and a potential employer from the inquiry stage to while on an internship site. 

    Clifton Strengths

    StrengthsQuest book

    Clifton Strengths is an online self-assessment tool that helps you to see your core talents and how they can help you navigate the world of work. Book a career exploration appointment on Handshake and you get a free access code, or email for more information.

    Interview Guide

    Interview and Professional Call Guide

    The best way to ace an interview is to be prepared. Use this guide to learn best practices in interviewing and communicating with employers via phone. Review questions to practice for both in person and phone interviews. 

    Big interview

    Big Interview home screen

    Interview skills are a key factor determining whether you can get a foot in the door with your desired employer. Big Interview allows you to practice your interview skills and clarify your understanding of your value to employers. Use your Bennington email to create a free account and login.

    O-Net Online

    O-Net Online

    This site contains both summary and detailed information on occupations in the US economy as well as the ability to search for information by various criteria such as job family, industry, skills, knowledge, interests, green jobs, bright outlook occupations, and several others. Also includes the O*NET Career Exploration Tools and the O*Net Interest Profiler.

    Digital Portfolio Guide

    Online Presence and Digital Portfolio Guide

    Use professional networking and job searching tools to grow your network. Develop your digital resume and showcase your talents to prospective employers. Join Bennington Alumni Groups to connect with with alumni in your fields. Schedule an advising appointment to maximize your profile's effectiveness.



    Handshake is Bennington College's job searching tool. You can use Handshake to search for and apply to campus jobs, Field Work Term positions, summer opportunities, and post-graduate listings, and to to explore Handshake's network of over 200,000 employers.