College, Job Hunt, and Career Resources for Students & Young Professionals during COVID-19 [Updated January 2021]

COVID-19 has effected each and every one of us, and these uncertain times are extremely stressful. Whether you’re in college, on the job hunt, or currently working, a lot has changed in a short period of time.

Below are FindSpark resources that are especially relevant and helpful during this pandemic along with key official government resources.

Virtual Events

Job Hunt & Networking Refresh: Recruiters Tell All



Keona Campbell, Talent Acquisition & Diversity Outreach, WarnerMedia

Karissa Broderick-Beck, Talent Acquisition Manager, The Sill

Teron Foster, East Coast Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Strategist – Talent Acquisition, TEKsystems

Michael Rankin, Senior Technical Recruiter, Teachable

Emily Miethner, CEO & Founder, FindSpark, Adjunct Professor

Recorded Live January 21st, 2021.

Virtual Panel: Job Hunting, Networking, And Work During COVID-19



Israel Gutierrez Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition, The New York Times

Joshua Huff, Senior Recruiter, Rakuten Americas

Barry Drexler, Executive Career & Expert Interview Coach

Sacsha Flowers, Creative Coach/Strategist, Former Creative Talent Manager, Alexander Wang

Emily Miethner, CEO & Founder, FindSpark, Adjunct Professor

Recorded Live Wednesday, May 13th at 2pm ET.

Virtual Workshop: College Life to Corporate Life: How to Land & Succeed in Your First Job


Featuring Teron Foster, University Recruiter at TEKsystems

Recorded Live Wednesday, April 29th at 8pm ET.

Virtual Panel:
Job Hunting, Networking, and Work During COVID-19


Speakers Featured:

Antoinette Miller, Director, Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives, NBCUniversal Media

Eva Amessé, Associate Director, Learning & Development, Sony Music Entertainment

Cat Gulacsy, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, Calling All Talent

Ricky Tiscareno, Director of Talent Acquisition, Shapeways

Emily Miethner, CEO, Founder, FindSpark

Recorded Live Thursday, April 2nd at 2pm ET.

Official Government Resources

What you need to know about student loans and the coronavirus pandemic

What You Need to Know and Do About the CARES Act

Unemployment Insurance Benefits: Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I File for Unemployment Insurance?

CDC Coronavirus Website

Manage Anxiety & Stress

Free Trials of Professional Development Programs, Classes, & More

Free Meditation Exercises:

The Science of Well-Being, a Yale Course:

LinkedIn Learning 30-Day Free Trial:

Grow with Google, Free training, tools, and resources to help you grow your skills, career, or business:

YouTube: tons of free videos always on everything!

Udemy Enroll and learn risk-free with our 30-day money-back guarantee:

Udacity has a variety of free programs:

General Assembly, select free classes:

Job Search & Unemployment

10 Ways to Kick Job Hunt Stress in the Butt and Practice Self-Care

4 Tips for a Phone Interview

10 Tips to Crush Your Next Video Interview

10+ Ways to Supplement Your Income When You’re Between Jobs and Out of Work that Aren’t Retail or Food Service

How to Find Time to Start Your Side Project

10 LinkedIn Secrets to Get Discovered by Recruiters and Grow Your Network

Everything You Need to Know About How to Follow Up After an Interview

What To Do After You Apply for a Job Online

Working Remotely

How to Work from Home and Get Stuff Done

How to Effectively Keep in Touch with Recruiters

Staying Productive While Working From Home

For the Unemployed Creative: 4 Ways to be Productive from your Home

Emotional Vulnerability: The Secret to Doing Well at Work (Virtual Workshop)

Traits Of Successful Self-Employed People

Students, Internships, & College

How This Student’s Viral Video Landed Him an Internship with Jimmy Fallon

5 Easy Ways to Start Networking in College

The Secret to Making the Most of Your Senior Year of College

Interview Tips from a Campus Recruiter that will Land You Your First Job

Virtual Networking

How to Start Networking in NYC When You’re Out-of-State

How to Use Social Media to Network: 6 Specific Examples

6 Excuses to Reach Out to People You Admire

Why You Need A Personal Website Right Now


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