Handshake FAQs for Employers

//Handshake FAQs for Employers
Handshake FAQs for Employers2018-04-01T13:32:28-05:00

What is Handshake?

Handshake is the fast and powerful recruiting platform for sourcing Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students and alumni.  It uses cutting-edge machine learning technology to better connect you with qualified candidates.

Use Handshake to post full-time jobs and internships, register for career fairs, manage on-campus recruiting, advertise your events, and message students and alumni who meet your qualifications. You will also be able to promote your brand more effectively by customizing your employer profile, job postings, and events to be more visually appealing to students.

What if I need help with Handshake?

How do I register for Handshake as an employer?

Handshake offers a thorough article describing how to register and get started.  Make sure you select Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as one of your schools.  Once you’ve requested to connect with ERAU, it can take 1-4 days to approve your account.

I registered for Handshake and am waiting on approval. What can I do to get approved?

Please read Handshake’s article on best practices for getting approved at schools.

Why hasn’t my employer account at Embry-Riddle been approved yet?

Under normal circumstances it typically takes 1-4 days to process pending employer approval requests. If your request is not complete in this time frame, please log into Handshake and check your notifications for any comments on your registration. If the registration is incomplete (e.g., there is no web site address or the email domain does not match your company), there can be a delay in approval.

If you have an urgent need to post a job or internship listing for Embry-Riddle students and alumni, please contact us at careers@erau.edu or 386-226-6054 and we will gladly assist.

I registered as a new user for my employer and I’m waiting for someone to approve me. How do I get approved by my employer?

Each contact in your organization with a Handshake user profile will receive an email and can approve you.  If, for some reason, this is not possible, you can contact us at careers@erau.edu or 386-226-6054.

I’m trying to add Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as a school but I can’t find it in Handshake.

Be sure you are writing out the entire name of the university. It is best not to search by region, but by all Handshake schools because of our multiple locations.

I joined the wrong company. How do I fix this?

Read this Handshake article for assistance on how to switch to the correct organization.

How do I create a job posting?

Please review this Handshake Help Article.  More job posting-related questions are answered here.

I created a job posting but now I can’t find it.

Your job will not actually post to a school and show up under Job Postings until your account is approved at that particular school.  You should be able to find all jobs under Postings > Jobs > All.

I created a job posting but I’m not getting any applications. What can I do?

Make sure you have a descriptive job title, e.g., Customer Service Assistant instead of just Assistant.  The job duties and qualifications should be clear and specific. Handshake uses machine learning to help match candidates to jobs so the more descriptive you are, the better. To help you promote the position, we also suggest sharing it in the Embry-Riddle Career Services LinkedIn group.

How do I register for the Industry/Career Expo?

In Handshake, click Fairs on the left menu.  To find upcoming Embry-Riddle Industry/Career Expo, search for “Embry-Riddle” in the key word field. Click on the event name, then the “Register” button on the next page.

Where do I find my Industry/Career Expo registrations?

In Handshake, click “Fairs” on the left menu and then select “Show Registered Only.” We recommend you click “Follow Career Fair” on fairs you’ve registered for to receive updates and easily find them in the future.

How do I request on-campus interviews?

If you don’t see “Request an Interview” on your Handshake home page for Embry-Riddle, contact careers@erau.edu or 386-226-6054 to request access to the service.  If you do see “Request an Interview” and still need assistance, please review this Handshake help article.

How do I book an information session or other on-campus recruiting activity that does not involve interviewing?

Contact the respective Embry-Riddle Career Services Office for the campus at which you’d like to recruit for assistance.

How do I advertise my information session or other event?

Once you have finalized all of the details, post the event on Handshake by going to “Create an Event” from your Handshake home page.  If you do not see this option, email kielmovv@erau.edu to ask for permission to “post events” on Handshake.

My question was not answered. Now what?

You will find comprehensive resources and access to customer support on the Handshake Employer Help Center site. If you still require assistance, please contact careers@erau.edu or 386-226-6054.