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Get the Job You Want! ISU Career Center’s Resources for Students

October 12, 2022

Handshake is the platform our Career Center uses to help students connect to the jobs they want to have. 

What should you add to your profile today to help you get the job you want? Add your job interests! When you fill in your interests, two really great things happen. First, we send you better, more relevant job recommendations. Second, you’re more likely to have a recruiter message you. The more you include, the better your chances of having a recruiter find you. The “Your Interests” section of your Handshake profile includes job type, preferred cities, and preferred roles. These are common fields that employers use to search for potential candidates, so including them in your profile is essential to getting recruited. Eighty percent of students who share their interests on Handshake receive a message from a recruiter.

To take advantage of these benefits, go to Handshake and create your profile. Remember to be specific. 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.

  • Cities: 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 major, school and city. 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. 

Ready to find the right job or internship for you? Log into Handshake and fill in your interests today! Also, check out these helpful apps.

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