Handshake Profile Must-Haves

August 6, 2020

The 3 Must-Haves on Your Handshake Profile

Want to quickly and easily increase your chances of finding the job you want on Handshake? Add your job interests to your profile. 

When you fill in your interests, two really great things happen: 

1.   We send you better, more relevant job recommendations. 

2.   You’re more likely to have a recruiter message you! 80% of students who share their interests on Handshake receive a message from a recruiter. The more you include, the better your chances of having a recruiter find you.

That’s a pretty big return on not a lot of work. And the best part is—filling out your interests is as easy as sharing your opinion with us. Who knows what you like and don’t like better than you?  

What are job interests?

The “Your Interests” section of your Handshake profile includes:

  • Job type
  • Location
  • Roles

These are common fields that employers use to search for potential candidates—so including them in your profile is essential to getting recruited.

What are you looking for?

  • Job type: select part-time     job, full-time job, or internship. Looking for a part-time job for now and     an internship for next summer? You can select more than one job type, and     we’ll share recommendations for each.
  • Location: choose the places     that you’d like to work in or near. There are thousands of incredible     employers on Handshake from every corner of the country, so we recommend     being open to exploring jobs in a few different locations. 
  • Roles: select at least three     job roles that interest you. We’ll give you suggestions based on your course,     university and location. You can also search our job role pages to learn more about     what you’d like to do.

You may be thinking “What if I don’t know what I’m looking for?” That’s ok. We’ll give you some suggestions. And, like the rest of your profile information, you can always change your interests later.