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Targeted email IP addresses
We’ve recently expanded our list of IP addresses used to send emails to students. We recommend sharing this help article with your IT department to ensure that all relevant IP addresses are unblocked to ensure email deliverability.
As of January 27, when a student enters a new skill on their profile, they will see auto-complete suggestions appear. Students are not required to select from the auto-complete suggestion list, but this update will help bring more structure to skills data over time.
(Experiment) Similar job suggestions
When students save job postings, we are now testing a popup option to view similar jobs to the one they saved. This is to encourage students to save more jobs and ultimately boost applications.
As of January 12, Handshake is helping employers more easily comply with existing salary transparency legislation in the US and encouraging salary transparency across all jobs too. Employers recruiting for paid jobs in California, Colorado, New York, and Washington are now required to include a pay range. Employers posting paid jobs outside those regions are strongly encouraged to include pay information as well.
- Your team can see this salary data, filter on it from the Jobs page, and use it when setting up job auto-approval criteria.
- Students can see any salary data employers provide on job postings.
- Read a full synopsis of salary transparency updates here.
“Saved job” email notifications
On January 13, we started rolling out a new email sent to employers (max of 1 email/day) when qualified students save their job postings. This is to encourage employers to message interested and qualified jobseekers to apply to their jobs and boost applications. This is now available to 50% of employers and will be available to the rest in the upcoming weeks.
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Updating “from” field in Targeted Emails
Currently, targeted emails sent by your team to employers and students include “via joinhandshake.com” at the end of the “from” field. In the coming weeks, we will be updating the language from “via joinhandshake.com” to “via Handshake” for better standardization with other Handshake emails (ie. notification emails). We recommend communicating this change with your IT team to ensure email deliverability.
Displaying medium on appointment list page
On the appointment list page, we will soon display the medium for each appointment to make it easier for users to see at a glance whether upcoming appointments are virtual or in-person.
Formatting appointment messaging
We will soon add a new text editor tool for pre and post appointment messages that allows users to format with links, bullet points, numbered lists, underlines, and more.
Handshake video gallery view
In the coming weeks, students and employers attending virtual group sessions on Handshake will be able to see multiple people at one time in a gallery view, similar to Zoom or Google’s group video settings. Building out features like gallery view will improve user comfort with Handshake video as a whole and improve our ability to drive valuable live connections on the platform.
Navigation bar relocation
In March, we plan to update the navigation bar with our new brand colors and fonts for career services, employers, and students. For students, we also plan to move the navigation bar from the top of the page to the left hand side of the page. No functionality is changing—just the design.
In the coming weeks, we'll roll out updates to the job form allowing employers to indicate a job is in-person, hybrid, or remote. We'll also include a field where employers can indicate if a job is located at a residential address.
- A subsequent update will make this data visible to career services users.
In the spirit of keeping your students safe, our employer validation process will always balance manual review with automated fraud detection models that mirror the vetting best practices from our career services partners. This spring, as we help our automated fraud models learn even more about the Handshake network, more newly created employers will be manually reviewed by our trust and safety team. For most new employers, this process should take a few hours and they should be approved within a day. If you need to expedite an employer approval, please submit a support ticket or call our urgent support phone line.
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