Job Search Steps
- Update your Handshake account to reflect your current information (ie. correct major).
- Upload your resume into Handshake. Utilize the Career Services resume resoruces and connect with a career advisor for assistance.
- Review positions in Handshake: while reading each position description, take note of the location (can you get there on time?), any Federal Work-Study (FWS) requirement, qualifications, and the application process.
- Apply: follow the application instructions included in the position description. Most will ask for a resume and probably a cover letter (Cover Letter Guide). Positions listed in the Community-based Federal Work-Study Program will also require a copy of your Work Authorization Form, which tells an employer the amount of your work-study award. It can be be picked up at the HUB or you can request an electronic copy at email@example.com using your Loyola email account.
- Tip: When preparing for your job search, obtain one copy of the Work Authorization Form then scan it into a PDF and upload it in your Handshake account for ease of sharing with prospective CBFWS employers.
- (Work-study only)
If you took a work-study position, either on-campus or in the Community-based Federal Work-Study program, be sure to monitor your Work-Study fund balance throughout the school year to ensure you have enough money to cover the duration of your employment. To get the most up-to-date balance on your Work-Study fund, see an Advisor in Financial Aid.
NOTE: Student Employment at Loyola refers to positions that are either On-Campus, Federal Work-Study or Community-based Federal Work-Study positions. Positions that are PART-TIME and OFF CAMPUS are not considered part of the Student Employment Program, are NOT affiliated in anyway with Federal Work-Study, and have their own application process and policies even if they are found on Handshake.