The Importance of Making Your Handshake Profile Public

Employers use Handshake as a tool to quickly identify high-potential job candidates just like you. However, it’s important to recognize that employers can only find you if your profile is visible to them. 

You can make it easier for employers to identify you as a candidate they are interested in pursuing by completing your profile with updated skills and interests, double-checking your document visibility settings to ensure your most recent resume is visible, and ensuring your profile is accessible to them with privacy settings set to either Community or Employers. Taking these important steps is easy to do, and will greatly increase your exposure to employers.

Employers will not be able to invite you to attend events or apply for jobs if your profile is set to private.  Opening up this possibility is crucial to your ability to access the hidden job market and associated opportunities you might never learn about otherwise. Check your privacy settings now to ensure you are taking full advantage of Handshake and its ability to connect you with employers of interest! 

Check out the links below to learn more about adjusting your privacy settings and completing your profile.  Make an appointment with your Career Coach to discuss how to optimize Handshake to serve your career goals.

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By W. P. Carey Career Services Center
W. P. Carey Career Services Center