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Students getting started on Handshake

Ohio University has switched to Handshake, the leading career platform used at over 400 colleges and by more than 200,000 employers.

Used by all Fortune 500 companies, Handshake allows you to discover and favorite jobs at top financial institutions, cutting edge tech firms, leading design and marketing agencies, nonprofits making the world a better place, and more. You can also receive personal recommendations based on your interests, skills, major, location preferences and search history.

Login today to complete your profile and put your best self forward to employers. And, be sure to download Handshake Mobile (iOS) to discover jobs on the go and to stay on track with reminders for application deadlines and direct messages from employers.

Finding a job can be daunting, but Handshake is here to help you take the first step towards building a great career and fulfilling your potential.

Connect on Handshake!

Alumni getting started on Handshake

The Bobcat Family has joined the extensive Handshake network—a modern career development platform. As a member of our alumni, you may have used Bobcat CareerLink to access resources like job opportunities, registering for career fairs, or scheduling appointments with career coaches. Handshake will offer those same opportunities and more as it replaces Bobcat CareerLink.

To set up your account, follow these simple instructions provided by Handshake.


Transition from Bobcat CareerLink

Bobcat CareerLink has been replaced by Handshake!

See our guide for transitioning from Bobcat CareerLink to Handshake. Remember to download any application documents (e.g., resumes) you've saved on Bobcat CareerLink, and upload them to your Handshake account.


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Avoid Job Scams

Anytime a company is seeking a monetary transaction, this should be a red flag that this is a scam. Never deposit checks sent from a company or give personal information, such as bank accounts, to a company during the interview process. Emails from companies that ask you for money or want you to deposit checks before doing any work are scams.

If you receive a message similar to this, “We received your resume from your career services for a possible job placement. Please respond to this email if you are still job hunting or you are looking to earn additional income,” this could also be a scam.

If you receive any emails or paperwork from a company that may not seem legitimate please forward the information to the Career and Leadership Development Center.

To learn more, please refer to the World Privacy Forum's resources for avoiding job scams.