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 may be lacking the 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 help with this, we’ve added job role pages to Handshake.
Our team identified Job Role groups using resources such as Career Interests, user research, majors, and data coverage of job details. This field is required on all new job postings, so Job Roles are included in job search results.
*Job Roles will also be incorporated into job digest emails and job search alert emails.
Job Role Group Pages
Finding information about specific roles only really exists via the Bureau of Labor Statistics, random searches, or knowing someone in a particular role and understanding what they do.
These pages help students understand what roles are out there and, more importantly, how a role might be perfect for them.
If you'd like to browse roles, click on the Career Paths tile from your home page.
Job Role Group Pages are displayed in tiles on the overview page –– browse through roles or use the "Search roles" text box to keyword search available pages.
To review a specific Job Role Group page, click on the group title. The page will display more information about the group, including matching job opportunities in Handshake, salary averages, and top cities for this role.