We understand that you may want to send emails external to Handshake, announcing your implementation. As such, we've created some examples for you to use below!
Employer Information Email
Subject: [Institution Name] is Moving to Handshake!
On behalf of [institution name] I'm excited to tell you about our upcoming transition to Handshake - a modern platform for college recruiting. Handshake will replace our current system [System name here] and offer your team many great new features like:
- Managing all your campuses with Handshake at no cost.
- A mobile experience - update your job postings, view applicants, and more all while on the go using Handshake's responsive design.
In the coming weeks, you'll be receiving an invitation from Handshake inviting you to create an account. Signing up is easy and takes less than 5 minutes. Please post any jobs that are open on or after XX/XX/XXXX. Students will be invited into the system shortly thereafter to start applying!
Want more information? Visit Handshake's Employer Help Centre.
Student Information Email
Pre Launch Prep Email
Subject: New Career Platform Coming Soon!
Great News! [Institution Name] has partnered with Handshake - a modern career development platform - to replace our current [System name here] and will be your one-stop-shop for launching your career.
Handshake offers new features, enabling you to:
- Access personalised job recommendations based on your course and interests
- Register for Career Fairs
- Manage on-campus interviews with top companies
- Schedule appointments with your career counsellors
[Office name here] will preload your profile and you'll be able to access your Handshake account beginning on [Student “go live” date].
For those of you that currently have a [old system] profile — HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO BEFORE [date].
If you currently have documents (CVs, cover letters, etc.) in your [old system] profile, please log in and save them to your device. Once you've saved your documents, you're welcome to delete them from [old system] and save them to your Handshake profile. Due to the volume of students in the system, we won't be able to transition documents to Handshake. If you have confidential letters of recommendation and would like them to be saved for you for future use, follow these instructions.
Log into your [old system] profile, select “Documents” and review the list of current “Private” documents. Send us an email with a list of documents you'd like saved on your behalf. If you don't give us the names of the documents, we won't be able to save them for you.
For more information on getting started with Handshake, visit Handshake's website and stay tuned for an email invitation to access your new Handshake account!
On-Campus Employer Invite
Subject: Announcing Handshake ACTION NEEDED
We’re excited to announce our upcoming transition to Handshake - a modern platform for college recruiting. Handshake will replace our current system [insert system name here] and offer your team many great new features like:
- Managing all your on campus recruiting needs
- Update your job postings, view applicants, and more all while on the go using Handshake
You'll be getting an invite to login and start recruiting at [Institution Name] shortly. If you don’t get that email, you can click this [Insert Employer Invite Link] link to signup!
When you sign up, we’ll match your [Institution Name] email domain with all the [Institution Name] employers. Please choose your division from this list. Once you join, you'll need to be approved by the person who created that division!
If you aren't able to find your company, please click the Create Employer button! Please use the naming convention [Institution Name - Division Name]. [Example: ].
Questions? Reach out to [Career Centre email] or Handshake Support.
Student Invite Email
Subject: Handshake, where to find internships and jobs (Action Needed)
Hello [Student Name],
Finding a job and building a career can be daunting. Whether you’re looking for an internship, full-time job or don’t know where to begin, Handshake is here to help.
You'll use Handshake to discover employers and opportunities, submit applications, and attend career fairs and other events.
We've preloaded your profile to help you get started, but you'll need to confirm your account by logging in and completing your profile. Refer to Getting Started with Handshake for more information.