When it comes to the job search, many students have an idea of what they don’t want or feelings around what they want, but no vocabulary to clearly define what it is they’re looking for. Since most job products (ours included) require this vocabulary to be in place to search and find a job, this results in a gap between what a student knows during an initial job search and the wealth of information and opportunities we have on Handshake.
As we guide students towards finding the right role for them, we can close this gap by helping build up this vocabulary. To assist with this, we provide Job Role Group pages. For more information, please refer to Job Roles (Students).
When a new job posting is saved, Handshake will automatically tag up to three job roles on the posting, based on the title and description. For more information on this process, please refer to About Job Roles (Employers).
A student’s preferred job role is one of the strongest predictors of whether or not they’ll apply to a particular job. By automatically designating the most appropriate role(s) for jobs, we can (a) help students find the jobs that best match their interests and (b) make sure the right students see jobs.
Our team identified Job Role groups, using resources such as Career Interests, user research, majors, and data coverage of job details. You can download the attachment from the bottom of this article for a complete list of the 380+ role group names in the first tab and each group name mapped to over 8,600 job roles in the second tab.
On-Campus Employment Best Practices
We've received feedback regarding how these roles align with On-Campus opportunities, so we took some time to put together some examples that may help your On-Campus Employers better identify some common positions:
- For Office assistant, data entry, or any other clerical type positions: General and Miscellaneous Office Clerks and Administrative Support Workers
- For “Fundraising & Event Management” related positions: Fundraisers or Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
- For any research related roles: University Student Researchers
For other positions not included, please consider downloading the attachment on this article to see the full job roles group list and mapping of job roles. If you have any remaining questions after that, you're welcome to reach out to our Support Team to get suggestions for the On-Campus position being posted.