Students

Handshake Instructions

Students complete the following steps and then follow the instructions to set up an appointment with Career Services

STEP 1

As a current student of Gordon State College, you have been pre-registered to use the school's exclusive Online Job board and Career Management System, Handshake.

To Register:

(NEW USERS)

-- Go to 

Handshake - Student Registration Link

Create a profile by clicking on the “My Profile” tab on the left-hand side.
Edit your primary education section with your major(s), GPA, and expected graduation date.
Use the “Upload Resume” tool to auto-fill your profile from your resume
Add copies of your resume/cover letter/transcript to the “Documents” section for easy

How do I conduct a Job/Internship Search?

Click the “Jobs & Internships” tab on the left-hand side.
Under “Job Type”, select job or internship.
Narrow down the results using filters including location, major, and job function.
Click “Show Advanced Options” for more including remote work and US work authorization optional.
Select “Match All Employer Preferences” to only see positions for which you are fully qualified based on major, GPA, graduation date, and work authorization.
Favorite jobs/internships from the homepage and view those favorites by clicking “My Favorite Jobs” at the top.  

STEP 2

Assessments

Click "Take an Assessment" located on the left side of the screen.

Complete the following Career Interest, Skills Confidence, and Super's Work Values Inventory-revised assessments.

STEP 3

Find Your Career Fit

Complete this electronic packet about you and your interest and find out what careers will suit your personality type. Print and bring with you to your appointment.

STEP 4

Job Links

Using any of the Job Links above, print out three (3) open positions that interest you and be sure to bring them with you to your appointment.

STEP 5

Appointment Instructions

Follow these simple instructions to set up an appointment with Career Services.

*Note* All of the steps above are essential to making your time with Career Services as productive as possible. Please be sure to follow all the steps and to bring all paperwork with you to your appointment.

Click here to determine what you can do with a major!

Click here to access quick tips to secure your next job offer!

View all Upcoming Job Fairs, Workshops and Events available to students!


Career Resource Library

Utilize the Library and find helpful resources and tips for choosing a career that's right for you!


Job Hot Links

Click here to view Hot Links to numerous job search sites and resources!


Employment Opportunities

View all on and off-campus job listings submitted by companies nationwide!

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