Handshake 101 for Employers

Handshake is "the official early talent recruiting platform where employers, early talent, and colleges connect in one place." With over 12m+ students, 750k+ employers, and 1400+ EDU partners, Handshake is currently the No. 1 site for college students to find jobs.

Career Services has compiled some of the most helpful resources to get you started on your employer journey with Handshake. As always, reach out to Coastal Carolina University's Career Services if you need additional assistance with joining Handshake. Together we will work to build connections.


Follow the steps to get started with Handshake. You can create a new profile or join an existing one.

Getting Started with Handshake


Ready to add your staff members and teammates to your Handshake account?

How to Invite Staff Members to Join Handshake

How to Manually Add Teammates to your Company's Profile


Ready to post a Job?  

To post a job via Handshake, you must have a confirmed user account. Your profile must also be approved by Coastal Carolina University Career Center.

Once the job is created, CCU Career Center will review and process the request. Remember, your company must be granted permission by CCU to post jobs. To find out more information, search the help section for Permissions.

How to Post a Job

Click to Browse the menu items provided by Handshake to find resources you need. Included are instructions and tips for account settings, personal preferences, managing roles, engagement, and so much more.

Handshake Pathfinders is an asynchronous learning platform written with employers in mind.  Grow your skills with Handshake's courses offered totally online.  

Handshake Pathfinders

Handshake is available for on-campus employers! Use these steps to sign up for an on-campus employer account. Get the most out of Handshake by following the steps and tips provided by Handshake at the below link.

On Campus Employers


Post an on-campus position

Once you're connected to a company profile and approved at a school, you'll be able to post an on-campus position for students. 

For more details on posting a job, refer to this article

When creating the new job, make sure you select the option for "On Campus Student Employment".


If you're using the Divisions Model, when you post a position, make sure that you select the appropriate division for your job in this form: 


Handshake is available to support your needs.  It provides the employer with clearly written articles providing step-by-step directions.  However, if you still find yourself in need of help or support, below are resources to help you.

Handshake Resources and Contacting Support

Contact Support & Help Center

Why Handshake Offers Email Support Only