Career Search Resources

Actively managing a career involves a great deal of preparation. The support services and resources offered by the Career Development Center (CDC) will help you to develop strong career decision-making skills to use while you are in school and throughout your professional life.

Career Resources & Tools

The advice and information on these pages should be valuable not only for students, but for many alumni as well!

Some of our resources are listed underneath while other resources, such as the 2016 Career Outcomes Report can be found by navigating on the right hand side. 

Handshake (Ram Recruiter)

Handshake (Ram Recruiter) is an all-in-one career management technology for students and alumni. Offerings include job and internship postings, career event sign-up, on-campus recruiting, and career adviser meeting requests. To access, use your Suffolk username and password to create an account at

Cost: Free


OptimalResume is a comprehensive, web-based program which allows Suffolk students and alumni to build, customize, manage, and promote resumes and cover letters. To access, use your Suffolk email address to create an account.

The Career Development Center created a step-by-step instructional video for OptimalResume. This video can be found here: OptimalResume Tutorial Video

Optimal Resume simple log-in instructions (PDF).

Cost: Free


Vault provides career and job information and resources for professionals and students. Key offerings include industry, profession, and school overviews, topical career and professional advice, and a job and internship board with personalized alerts. To access, use your Suffolk username and password to create an account at

Cost: Free


GoinGlobal is a virtual resource for new and experienced job seekers to find opportunities both at home and abroad. Site includes worldwide internship and job postings, country-specific career and employment info, H-1B employer listings, corporate profiles, work permit regulations, cross-cultural resume/CV guidelines, interviewing and cultural advice. To request access, please contact the Career Development Center at

Cost: Free


VMock, a 24-7 online resume-review tool, leverages data-science, machine learning, and natural language processing to provide instant personalized feedback on your resume based on criteria gathered from employers and global best practices.

Cost: Free


Jobscan is an Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) emulator, built with the same technology as major resume screeners used by companies. It helps you land more interviews by analyzing any job description keywords against your resume, showing you how well your resume matches the skills, competencies, and requirements of the position, and recommends key areas for enhancement.

Basic Account: Free
Premium Services: $49.95 per month

Focus 2 Career

An online, interactive, self-guided career and education planning system. Includes assessment to help you investigate your personality, skills, values, work interests, and leisure interests. Based on your assessment results, explore majors and careers that are best suited to your profile.

To access, go to Focus 2 Career and register with your Suffolk username and password, using access code rams.

Focus 2 Career simple log-in instructions (PDF).

Cost: Free

SkillScan Career Driven Online

SkillScan is a comprehensive, interactive assessment tool for identifying transferable skills. This resource provides knowledge essential to targeting appropriate career options, building personalized marketing messages, and communicating key value propositions.

Cost: $14.95 per assessment

Reach 360° - Personal Brand Assessment

Reach 360° is the first and leading web-based personal brand assessment that helps you get the real story about how you are perceived by those around you. It gives you the critical feedback you need so you can expand your career or business success. It's an integral part of the personal branding process and an indispensable tool for thriving in today's professional environment.

Basic Account: Free
Premium Account Upgrade: $49.95


BrandYourself is a leading online reputation management company that provides DIY tools and custom services to help people look better online.

Basic Account: Free
Premium Account Upgrade: $34.98 per month


GoSkills is an online learning company that helps anyone learn business skills to reach their personal and professional goals. With a subscription, members take personalized courses, and upon completion, receive a verifiable GoSkills Certificate of Achievement that can added to your CV, resume or LinkedIn profile.

Cost: $39.00 for 3 months