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April 16, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Career Corner | More than 200,000 Employers Just Handshake Away

Handshake graphic: Meet your potential.

From the Career and Leadership Development Center newsletter

You may have heard that Bobcat CareerLink is being replaced by the modern career development platform Handshake. You may also be wondering what this new platform does.

Well, let us explain. Handshake is a career development, networking, and recruiting tool that will expand opportunities for OHIO students and alumni.

Handshake offers new features, enabling users to:

  • Access personalized job recommendations based on their major and interests
  • Register for career fairs and events
  • Manage on-campus interviews with top companies
  • Schedule appointments with career centers

From Fortune 500 to Mom & Pop, Handshake boasts over 200,000 employers—all of whom can connect with Ohio University at the click of a button. Universities switching to Handshake have reported 300 percent increases in student placement as a result of the change.

As Ohio University transitions to this new platform, we have recommendations for students and alumni:

  • Log into your Bobcat CareerLink account to download and save any professional documents (e.g., resumes, cover letters) that have been saved in that system. These will not transfer to the new Handshake account.
  • Get to know Handshake through its comprehensive help center, which includes oh-so-handy two-minute training videos.

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