Handshake is worth it despite the multiple shortcomings
March 04, 2020

Handshake is worth it despite the multiple shortcomings

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Handshake

We actively use this product for the recruitment of college students. It allows me to post a job across multiple college job boards and allows students to apply. This is for internal hiring but our external recruiters also use it since they do a lot of work with recent college graduates.
  • Allows you to reach multiple colleges with one click.
  • Good visibility for college students.
  • Can send follow-up messages to college contacts.
  • From an employer perspective, it is very difficult to navigate and just has a horrible interface.
  • I can send messages but can't tell if they're received or seen. For instance, if a college declines to post a job and I ask why, I usually just hear no reply. I'm not sure why but maybe they don't see it?
  • When I receive an application, it doesn't tell me what school it's from so if I have a job posted to twenty colleges, I have to scroll them all, find it, make sure it's not a duplicate, and then review. It's tedious.
  • There are multiple users in my company who set up the account and used their local office information as opposed to HQ information and I'm unable to change it.
  • It's gotten us a few more candidates which is always good.
  • It's saved me a lot of time and allows me to go to one place to post for colleges.
  • It's free to use and post so it's good visibility with zero cost.
Schools used to use Symplicity as opposed to Handshake but for every school you had to make a new username and password for every one. This gives you one login where you can post to many. It makes it much easier and is a huge time saver.
There are a lot of shortcomings but so many schools use it that it makes it worth it. If you want to post to a bunch of schools at once, that's the way to do it.

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It's well suited when you are looking for students that are either recent college graduates or seniors getting ready to graduate and looking for that first job. You need to keep this in mind as you won't find the experience that you're looking for but could find some really strong students looking to make an impact.