One of the biggest issues that I hear students bring up is that when they go looking for jobs, all they find are postings that list 3+ years or more of experience.
So because of that, I now want to give you five really good places to find actual entry level roles that don’t require some insane amount of experience.
Ok so this one might be a given right. LinkedIn continues to be the source for internships and full time opportunities so it has to be listed first, but, did you know that there is more than one way to search for roles on LinkedIn.
a. First way – Use the search bar
This might be the obvious way of looking for roles but did you know that you can add a boolean string here? For example instead of just looking for full stack roles maybe you want to also look for cloud dev roles. In the search bar your search string would be “full stack roles and cloud developer”. For more info on how to add booleans to your search strings, refer to this article.
Make sure that when the results come back, to add internship as your job type
b. Second way – Search recent posts
This way of searching for jobs is the not so obvious way, but, did you know that recruiters from all around the country (and world) post opportunities on their LinkedIn? Search for these posts by using the LinkedIn search bar. Heres how:
First, type in what youre searching for in the search bar. In this case we are looking for the phrase “hiring interns”
Click on see all results then at the top click on Posts and sort by latest.
Voila, you have recent posts that people make on LinkedIn with the keywords hiring interns. Your results may vary here and you will have to comb through a lot of spam posts but after you come across a golden nugget, it makes it all worth it.
2. Google search
What is Google not good at? Making a social network I guess (RIP google+). Anyway, Google search for jobs is another great way to find entry level and internship roles. Its really easy to use to. Just type what you are looking for in the search bar and boom you get your results.
If you are looking for internships, be sure to change the type to internships to get the results you are looking for.
If you are looking for entry level roles, they have no option for that so you have to choose full time here and then go through and check the posting. Annoying? Yes.
Handshake is just about on every campus in the US and it is a great resource to use when looking for intern and entry level roles. Before the pandemic, smaller schools may have just listed on campus jobs here so generally small schools lacked good opportunities.
After the pandemic though, there is a huge increase in the amount of remote internships and entry level roles. So now, anyone that has handshake on campus has the opportunity to find and apply for these roles.
Wayup’s tagline is “Land an internship or entry-level job at cutting edge startups, Fortune 500 companies or anything in between. Your career starts here.” With that kind of tagline, why would you not want to sign up?
Wayup matches you with employers based on your interests, experience and skills. Results may vary here as well based on how much experience you have and how much effort you put into creating your profile.
If you dont have enough experience then the next suggestion will be very helpful for you.
Codubee is a company that is focused on helping students during their early careers. Our main goal is to give students internship experience when they have no other technical experience on their resume.
On top of that, we also have a jobs newsletter where we ONLY post internship and entry level roles that don’t require 2+ years or more of experience. It is the perfect resource to check when you dont want to do any digging for jobs and just want to apply.
There you have it! 5 ways to find internship and entry level roles. Have another tip to add or a question? Comment below.