Handshake will provide you with a list of applicants who applied through the platform, or those who clicked on a link to an external job posting if you choose to direct applicants to an Applicant Tracking System.
For an overview of managing applicants, check out the Job Applicant Management Guide.
Click Jobs from the left navigation bar, select the job you want to review applications for, then click the Applicants tab.
You may use the filters on the left sidebar to narrow and customize your search results.
You can filter applicants by:
- This filter returns any applicants who received a message with this job attached.
- Not Labels
- Individual Majors
To view only those who match your qualifications, select the desired qualifications in the top toolbar.
- Graduation Date/School Years
- Work Authorization
Click directly on the name of the applicant to view their profile. Learn more about Viewing Student Profiles.
Click Interviews from the left navigation bar, then select the interview you want to review applications for.
On the Interview Details page, click the blue button Review Applicants at the top of the page.
- Alternatively, you may click the Applicants tab in the top-right corner of the page.
Click on the applicant name to view the applicant's profile. The profile contains the following information:
- Applied to: name of job the candidate applied for
- Status: application status (Pending, Hired, Declined, Primary, Alternate)
- Application date: the date the application was created
- Created by: the name of the user that created the application
For status considerations, check out Managing Applicant Status.
If you've specified qualifications, the number of qualifications that the applicant meets will be shown in the Qualifications column.
Hover your mouse over the number value to understand which qualifications the candidate meets and doesn't meet.
Note: if the candidate meets all of the job qualifications, a green checkmark icon displays to the right of the number values.
Note: the Qualifications column on the Interviews page is currently labeled Preferences.
View Application Documents (PDF)
If the applicant submitted a document(s), a paper icon will display to the far right of the student's name.
Note: only documents submitted through Handshake as a required document will be available to view. If the document was received via an external link, it won't be available in Handshake.
Click on the paper icon to view the list of documents submitted. Then click on the document to view it in a new browser tab.
Click directly on the applicant's name to open their profile, then click the Documents tab.
Click into the Select Document field to select the document you want to view. The document will display on the page.
To download the document, click the blue button Download Document.