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Careers Service launches Handshake Cambridge

As of 1 June, Cambridge students, postdocs and recent alumni will be able to access Handshake Cambridge: a platform through which they can book appointments with careers advisers, register for careers events, and access a rich variety of resources.

They will also be able to tap into Handshake’s core jobs board and networking through their own personalised profile; ask questions of fellow students who’ve worked in places they’re interested in; and leave reviews of organisations they’ve interned/worked for. 

Handshake Cambridge will ensure the Careers Service’s clients receive a tailored stream of communications based on sectors they’re interested in, their subject of study and areas of the site they’ve most recently explored.

With access to Handshake complementing the Careers Service’s rich existing portfolio of guidance, resources, networking opportunities and market intelligence, clients will be able to take ever more meaningful steps towards their future careers. 

Jenny Blakesley, Director of the Careers Service, comments:

“We know just how important access to personalised careers support and development is -especially in a rapidly evolving labour market. Our team of dedicated careers professionals understand the experiences, opportunities and challenges that are unique to Cambridge. Working with Handshake will allow clients to tap into that expertise quickly and easily, but will also connect them to a global network of job opportunities and peer-to-peer information. We’re committed to working with our clients to prepare for their future.”

The benefits Handshake brings include:

Ease of access – by web or by mobile, book appointments, browse job postings, explore and register for events and workshops, access resources, check the status of applications, and more while on the go, using Handshake’s responsive design

Tailored recommendations – receive information based on your subject and interests from Handshake and learn about opportunities from Cambridge’s careers experts

Interact with an online community – create a profile, network and discover new opportunities, learn more about industries and job roles to see if they are right for you; get an inside look at employers with student reviews; message other students with your questions

For further information and other imagery, please contact the Careers Service on enquiries@careers.cam.ac.uk or visit their website here.