Career Preparation and Job Search Resources

On this page, you will find helpful resources for career preparation and job search. Please check out the comprehensive library of resume and cover letter tips and other helpful expert articles on the Career Services Facebook page! Please visit our Career Exploration and Planning page for a comprehensive list of career exploration and planning tools and resources.

SKC Career Preparation and Job Search Resources

Looking for an internship, fellowship, and/or a work-study, seasonal, part-time, or full-time job? Log in to Handshake to see and apply for one of the hundreds of on-campus, local, regional, and national opportunities hand-selected for our students! Register or log in with your SKC student email address to get started.

Are you preparing for a graduate school, internship, or job interview? Big Interview is a proven step-by-step system that combines expert video lessons and interactive practice tools designed to help you ace your interview and land your dream position. Register or log in with your SKC student email address to get started.

Browse our selection of 100+ jobs across 15 different industries to see free resume templates and writing guides on how to write a job-winning resume for the next step in your career.

BigInterview is now available for our alumni! You can register with any email address and use this invaluable tool well beyond graduation. You will be prompted for an organization code during registration. Please contact Career Services at to request the code.

One-on-one assistance

We are here to help you with career planning, resumes, cover letters, interview skills, job search, applications, and more! Please use the appointment feature on Handshake or contact Career Services to schedule a one-on-one session.


Call: 406-275-4076




HELP-Link is a free workforce program for Montanans covered by Medicaid under the Montana HELP Plan. Created by the HELP Act, HELP-Link connects Medicaid enrollees with high-quality workforce training, employment services, and job openings in local communities.

Employment services offered through HELP-Link and Montana’s Job Services include:

  • Assistance with resumé and cover letters, job applications, and interview skills
  • Resource center for job seekers including the Montana Career Information System (MCIS)
  • Labor market information and skills testing
  • Assistance for veterans of the military and eligible spouses

Visit the Polson Job Service or click HERE for more information!


The Montana Department of Labor & Industry can help individuals who may need assistance to obtain/retain employment that allows for self-sufficiency or needs training in order to obtain/retain employment leading to economic self-sufficiency.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides financial assistance and help with career planning, training, and job search to low-income adults and displaced homemakers.

The Dislocated Worker Program provides re-employment and training services to assist dislocated workers' transition from layoff to work.

Visit the Polson Job Service or click HERE for more information! 


Visit the Career Services Facebook page for up-to-date information, articles, and news. Check it out and follow us!

Montana Career Lab's Job Hunting Resources page provides useful guides and advice.

The Handshake blog provides invaluable expert career advice! Here are a few recent posts.

The BigInterview Resource Hub provides an excellent collection of resources to guide you through every step of the job interview process, from writing your resume to negotiating your salary.

You can use the free EMSI's Resume Optimizer tool to optimize your resume for the type of job that you would like to apply for.

Here are links to a few of our favorite blogs and sites:

Jobscan Job Search Advice

TopResume Career Advice: Resumes and Cover Letters

College Recruiter: Total Entry-level Job Seeker Advice

Best Colleges: The Ultimate Guide to Internships and How to Find a Job Outside the Big City

Novoresume Career Blog

19+ LinkedIn Profile Tips That Will Make You Stand Out

Regardless of the industry you work in, excellent communication and customer service skills are a must-have for success. CustomersFirst Academy offers excellent training modules that cover everything from listening skills to email etiquette.

Federal Application Resources from USAJobs

Job and internship search

External jobs and internships