Where is My Profile?
After logging in to Handshake, access your profile by clicking on your name in the upper right hand corner of the Handshake home screen, then select “My Profile.”
What is a Complete Profile?
Handshake considers a profile complete when you include:
- At least one work experience;
- At least one extracurricular activity or student organization;
- At least one skill.
You can add each of those manually or upload your resume (in .pdf format) to fill out your profile. Handshake will import your content, then all you have to do is review, approve, and publish.
Video: how to complete your handshake profile
How Complete is a Complete Profile?
Handshake lets you know the level of profile completion through a colored progress bar. As you add content to your profile, your profile completiong will progress and the color of the bar will change, starting from red.
But don't be discouraged if your profile progress bar isn't full. Even after adding the above content – one work experience, an organization or activity, and one skill, the bar will not say your profile is complete. Instead, it’ll encourage you to add more information including coursework, projects, social information (like Facebook or Twitter), and a bio.
However, for the purposes of showing an employer what you’re all about, adding in your work experience, your skills, and any activities you do outside of school and work, will be interesting and relevant to an employer.