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Use your Careers Service on Handshake

All Cambridge students, postdocs and alumni are encouraged to use Handshake, an innovative career development platform through which you can make use of the Careers Service and develop your career and network. The Careers Service has joined this platform to make working with us easier, quicker and even more effective.

Ease of access to University of Cambridge Careers Service – by web or by mobile, book appointments, browse job and opportunity postings, explore and register for events and workshops, access resources, check the status of applications, and more while on the go, using Handshake's responsive design

Tailored recommendations – receive information based on your subject and interests from Handshake and learn about opportunities from Cambridge’s careers team

Interact with an online community – create a profile, network and discover new opportunities, learn more about industries and job roles to see if they are right for you; get an inside look at employers with candidate reviews; message other users with your questions

IMPORTANT - Handshake will ask you for an email account during registration, for a quick approval, please:
  • Postdocs - use your primary address regardless of whether it ends in .ac.uk or not, and this should be the address shown in My Account.
  • Alumni - check the email address that you are using on this site, in My Account, and then use the same address to access Handshake.

Activate your Handshake account