There are a lot of reasons why Handshake is the best place for you to find your next job or internship. But perhaps the biggest reason: Handshake surfaces the jobs you want and connects you with employers looking for students like you. And there are a few steps you can take to greatly improve your chances of getting hired. Check out the high-impact actions that will deliver big results in your job search.
Completing your profile and keeping it up-to-date is absolutely critical to your success in getting hired on Handshake. The information in your profile helps you receive the most relevant job recommendations, and helps employers find you when they’re searching for job candidates.
Make sure to update the Your Interests section of your profile including:
It’s also important to add new courses, work experience, organisations and skills as you go. The more information you include in your profile, the better your chances are of getting proactive messages from recruiters! And your job recommendations will change as you update your profile, so you’ll always see the most relevant jobs.
As you’re exploring recommended jobs on Handshake, save the ones that catch your eye. This will store them on your dashboard and in the Saved tab on the job search page—helping you quickly find them when you’re ready to apply.
Saving jobs also helps you because:
To save a job, click the bookmark icon located on the right side of the job preview or on the left hand side of the job page.
With thousands of top employers hiring students at your University on Handshake, you’re guaranteed to find great organisations you want to work for. When you see an employer that piques your interest, you’ll want to follow them for two main reasons:
Just click the Follow button at the top of an employer’s page or preview card to follow them. If you’re on the Handshake app, click the star button.
Log into Handshake to get started on these three high-impact actions—and boost your job search today.