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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. Please follow the advice below for a quick approval:

• Any postdocs who registered with the Careers Service before 1 June 2020 and have a login for this website - please use the email address shown in My Account to activate your Handshake account.

• Cambridge University postdocs who are registering with the Careers Service for the first time, please click on ‘Current students and staff’ in Handshake which will use your Raven authentication.

• UPI postdocs who are registering with the Careers Service for the first time, please click on ‘sign in with your email address’ in Handshake and use your address eg You will then be emailed a short registration survey.

Activate your Handshake account