Your job posting has been approved at an institution, and has started receiving applications. Great! Now what? This article provides an overview of resources to help manage your job applicants in Handshake.
To access a posting's applicants, click Jobs from the left navigation bar, select the relevant job posting, then click the Applicants tab.
For more information about using Jobs or the other tabs within a job overview, refer to Navigating the Jobs Page.
All applicants will be displayed on the page, along with columns for their institution name, application status, the number of set preferences they meet, and the date of their application.
Check out Reviewing Applications in Handshake for a breakdown of information on individual applications.
From here, use the filters on the left of the page to identify applicants based on:
- Keyword Search
- Status (Application Status)
- Not Labels
- Individual Courses
- Date: select a range: Start date - End date (application created date)
Use the filters (checkboxes) at the top of the applicants table to identify candidates that match the preferences selected on this job posting:
- Graduation Date / Level of Study
Applicant bulk actions
Select the checkbox(es) next to relevant applicants to access bulk actions:
- Message Students
- For more details, refer to Messaging Applicants.
- Download applicant packages (PDF, Zip, and CSV options)
- For additional information, refer to Download Applications / Create a CV Book.
- Add or remove labels
- Mark applications hired or declined
- Additional resources below.
Handshake provides custom automated applicant messaging based on application status. For steps to set this up or review your settings, check out Applicant Status Messaging Preferences.
As displayed above, you can update applications in bulk, as well as update individual application statuses from the status dropdown in each row. For more information, refer to Managing Applicant Status.
If you'd like to learn more about what each status represents, we recommend Definitions: Application Statuses.
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- Applicant List Upload - for our Premium employer partners