In Handshake, all new employer users must be approved by existing staff members if auto-approval is not turned on, or if your email domain is different from the one associated with your company's profile.
When you sign up for Handshake, the message "Your approval request has been sent. As soon as you're approved, we will notify you via email" appears on the screen.
You'll also receive an email confirmation that your request to connect has been submitted successfully.
The owner of your company profile will be notified that you are pending approval to join. Your request will typically be reviewed and approved within 1-5 days.
If your request is not approved within this time frame, and you're unsure who the owner of your company profile on Handshake is, or you're certain that the owner is not active, you may contact our Support team here.
Our Support team can provide their name and email address or connect you manually if no staff member is available to connect you.