We understand that you may want to send emails external to Handshake, announcing your implementation. As such, we've created some examples below:
Employer Information Email
Subject: [School Name] is Moving to Handshake!
On behalf of [University Name] I am 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 will 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 will be 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 Site here: https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004897268-The-Employer-Onboarding-Process
Student Information Email
Pre Launch Prep Email
Subject: New Career Platform Coming Soon!
Great News! [University Name] has partnered with Handshake - a modern career development platform - to replace our current [System name here] system and be your one-stop-shop for launching your career.
Handshake offers new features, enabling you to:
- Access personalized job recommendations based on your major 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 will be able to access your Handshake account beginning on [Student “go live” date].
For those of you that currently have a [old system] profiles - HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO BEFORE [date].
If you currently have documents (resumes, cover letters, etc.) in your [old system] profile, please log in and save them to your device. Once you have saved your documents you are welcome to delete them from [old system] and save them to your Handshake profile. Due to the volume of students in the system, we will not 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 would like saved on your behalf. If you do not give us the names of the documents, we will not be able to save them for you.
For more information on getting started with Handshake, click here 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 will be getting an invite to login and start recruiting at [School 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 [School Name] email domain with all the [School Name] employers. Please choose your division from this list. Once you join, you will need to be approved by the person who created that division!
If you don’t yet see a company for your Employer, please click the Create Employer button! Please use the naming convention [School Name - Division Name]. [Example: ].
Questions? Reach out to [Career center email] or Handshake Support.
Student Invite Email
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 please log in and complete your profile at domain.joinhandshake.com to not miss out!