Stay Connected to Top Talent
No organization ever created an innovation.
People innovate, not companies.
This is an unprecedented time in the workplace, and we are here to help you stay connected to our students and recent graduates. Feel free to fill out our recruiting interest form to let us know how we can assist.
While we can’t host you on-campus, we do have tips for what you can do to stay in touch with our Pioneers!
Five things to do now
1. Continue Posting Jobs & Internships
Students are seeking opportunities! In fact, more students may be seeking opportunities now due to changes with their original plans. Keep posting your job and internship opportunities to Handshake.
2. Message Candidates Directly
Handshake allows you to directly message students who fit your criteria to be a qualified candidate. Using filters, you can search for students and share directly about your organizations’ opportunities.
Direct messages can also drive attendees to your virtual events as well as applicants to your jobs.
Share changes to your recruiting timelines directly with students!
Whatever your updated plans for hiring timelines, be sure to let candidates know as soon as possible. Students are understandably anxious, as we all are at this time. Communicating with them early and often will be helpful to ensure you retain a great candidate and reduce their uncertainty about the future.
3. Host Virtual Events
Instead of on-campus recruiting and networking events, consider offering a Q&A session on Zoom, hosting a content talk or scheduling one on one chats with interested candidates.
You can list your virtual events on Handshake by choosing the event type “Virtual” and entering your event URL in the designated space. If you prefer to provide the URL to only those students who RSVP, type “Virtual” as your event location, then send the information to the list of students who register.
We can help you set up your virtual events! Email your event details to email@example.com and we will market it to our students directly.
4. Embrace Digital Recruiting
Handshake has a number of resources to help you explore how to move your recruiting activities online. From webinars to guides and best practices, check out Handshake’s Going Digital resource center.
Other digital recruiting resources include:
- How Leading Employers are Adapting their Internship Programs in this COVID-19 World
- 10 Tips for Success Conducting Video Interviews
- URX Resources for University Recruiting Teams
- How to Onboard New Employees When You are All Working from Home
5. Get Set for Fall (In-Person!) Events
As of now, we are still planning to host our annual fall on-campus fair at Lewis & Clark (in late October or early November). We will also host tabling sessions, content talks or other on-campus recruiting events. Email Amanda Wheaton to set up a time to chat or request to be added to our fall career fair invitation list.
Don’t hesitate to reach out
We want to hear from you and help you meet your recruiting goals. Feel free to fill out our recruiting interest form or contact Amanda Wheaton, Employer Relations Coordinator, by email or phone at 503.768.7323 if we can assist.