Subject: "Your application to COMPANY NAME was successfully submitted"
Nice work! You successfully applied to JOB TITLE(+link) at COMPANY NAME(+link)
We received your application on DATE at TIME TIMEZONE.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to your career center or check out our help centre.
Note: some employers choose to send custom responses to applicants, depending on the application status. These emails are sent from Handshake <firstname.lastname@example.org>, however, the Subject and the Content are fully customised by the employer. A key distinguishing indicator is the line "Sent from COMPANY NAME", located immediately below the custom message.
Here's an example of a customised message:
Why did I receive an application confirmation, but I didn't apply to the job?
If you receive an email similar to one above, but you didn't apply to the job, it's likely that either:
- a Career Services staff member at your institution manually added you as an applicant to the job posting.
- the employer reviewed your Handshake profile and manually added you as an applicant to an on-campus interview schedule the job is attached to (which adds you as an applicant to the attached job posting).
Essentially, they believe you may be a good fit for this position!
Handshake's email confirmation is only sent when an application is submitted to an active job posting.
If you are added as an applicant to an expired posting, and the employer has configured custom responses, you could receive an email based on their settings.