Every job posting in Handshake has an Apply Start Date, which is the date that students can start applying for the approved position.
This date is designated as one of the following:
- A custom date that the job posting creator added
- The job posting approval date at your institution (if no Apply Start Date is specified)
- The Apply Start Date of an interview schedule attached to the posting
If a job posting is approved, but the Apply Start Date is set to a future date, students can access the posting, but they will not be able to apply.
- Best Practice: when reviewing job postings for approval, apply a label to jobs with a future Apply Start Date and set the status to "In Progress", then approve the position on (or closer to) that date.
Locating the Apply Start Date
When reviewing job postings, an Apply Start Date filter is available on each Status tab (text boxes for specifying a date range). For more information on Status tabs, check out Job Postings Page Overview.
On the Approved Status tab, Apply Start Date is highlighted in the "Starts" column, the second column from the right in the table.
Click on a job to view its full details and description, and the Apply Start Date is listed toward the top middle of the page.
When creating a new job, the Apply Start Date field is located above Expiration Date on the "Basics" tab.