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Connect with Cambridge on Handshake

The Careers Service has, as of 21 May 2020, transitioned its systems to Handshake an innovative platform for university recruiting, connecting employers, talent, and the Careers Service in one place. You can post vacancies straight to Handshake, and also use it to manage fairs and presentations/events; find your ideal candidates and track applications; while increasing awareness of your organisation more broadly.

If you have worked with us before you should receive an invitation inviting you to join the platform. Signing up is easy and takes less than 5 minutes. If you are new to working with Cambridge, or have not received an invitation, please sign up to Handshake.

Given the likelihood that social distancing remains a requirement this Autumn we have taken the decision to move to a virtual fair format, within Handshake. If you already have fair bookings, rest assured those bookings remain in place, and we will make contact as soon as we are able with further information about virtual fairs and how bookings may be transferred. Presentations will similarly need to be virtual, again existing bookings remain. It is not yet possible to book virtual fairs/events via Handshake, please instead email

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Getting started with Handshake - for employers

Handshake employer training videos