Jobs

7 “Green Flags” to Look for in an Employer

When interviewing with a new organization, it’s wise to keep an eye out for “red flags.” Some job-seekers might be wary of high company turnover, lack of punctuality, low salaries, or other factors that signal that it might not be the right job for them. Others might have had negative experiences in the past and…

When in Doubt, Apply!

How do you analyze a job description to determine if you are a fit? Many people assume that you must meet every requirement in order to apply. In particular, women tend to apply for fewer opportunities than men due to self-doubt about their qualifications. Keep these tips in mind during your job search to boost…

Salary Negotiation Tips for the Entry-Level Applicant

Don’t take that job! … at least, not until you’ve scrutinized your pay rate and every detail of your offer. Many students fall into the trap of accepting their first entry-level job offer without realizing what a bit of research can do to drastically change the concessions in their favor. Even fewer realize just how crucial it is…

Conquer the Career Fair

It’s that time of year again! Pretty soon representatives will be visiting campus from all over the country. While that might sound intimidating, they’re actually pretty fun. You just have to know how to maneuver through the sea of potential. There are a few things to remember when it comes to preparing for the career…

Handshake Hacks to Land That Job

By now, you’ve probably spent a lot of time perusing the annals of the Handshake job site. You’ve probably even applied to an internship or two. Unfortunately, there are tons of students across the country who are in the same shoes, with quite a few of them in your town alone. On the bright side,…

Handshake: A Career Emporium

Have you ever spent hours on a job search engine because of how many options you have? Have you ever wished you could consolidate all 50 job sites into one handy one? What if we told you that we have a website filled with employers looking to hire students specifically at your school? Let’s introduce…

Get into Career Fairs Today!

Are you interested in getting your career started, but have no clue where to start? Here at Mizzou, we’ve got you covered! What is a career fair? A career fair is a great way to engage with recruiters and network with professionals in the industry you want. It gives the recruiters a chance to get to know…

How to Highlight Your Experience and Skills to Help Your Resume Stand Out

Your resume is living document that will change and evolve throughout your career. Every time you gain new skills and experience, or look for a job or internship, you should go through your resume and refine it. Here are some tips for updating your resume, as well as some general resume do’s and don’ts. Updating…

How to Write a Cover Letter For a Job: 5 Essential Tips

Before you start writing your cover letter, read the job posting carefully. Pay attention to the primary responsibilities, as well as the desired skills and experience for candidates. Keep the posting handy so you can refer back to it while you write. Customize your letter One of the most important cover letter tips: do not…

Checking Handshake Helped This Freshmen Land 6 Job Offers!

Even in light of the mid-pandemic circumstances college students are facing today, many young job-seekers are still finding ways to start their career journeys. Some are even fielding more offers than they expected while navigating our virtual world!  Liana Stern is a freshman at the University of Miami studying public relations. Through Handshake, Liana found a…