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Handshake – Post a Position

Career Services uses Handshake, a dynamic recruitment platform that will enhance your brand and connect you directly with talented Boise State students and recent alumni.

Employer Instructions

What Can You Do with Handshake?

  • Post a part-time or full time job or internship
  • Post a work-study job
  • Schedule interviews with students who wish to join your company/organization
  • Register for career fairs and request information sessions
  • Help Boise State students to put their scholarship, leadership, and citizenship skills to work

Returning Users - How to Log In

Go to the Handshake login page. Do NOT select the blue “Boise State University Sign-On,” as that will take you to the sign-in page for students. Instead, select the link to “sign in with your email address” under the blue button.

New Users - Instructions for Registering

Go to the Handshake employer registration page.

  1. Register: Fill out the Registration form and “Sign Up”. You will be asked to enter your recruiting interests and alma mater, agree to the Employer Guidelines, Terms of Service, and Privacy Policy.
  2. Verify: Handshake will send you a verification email to the email you provided. Verify your account by clicking “Confirm Email” upon receiving it.
  3. Connect with your company: After confirming your email, if your company already exists, Handshake should prompt you to connect with your organization. You can also use a search bar to find your company, or click the “Create New Company” button.
  4. Connect with Boise State: Use the search bar to find “Boise State University” and click the “+” to connect with us!
  5. Confirmation: Your connection will be reviewed by Boise State Career Services staff. Once reviewed, you will receive a confirmation email notifying you that you are now connected with Boise State.

Instructions for Posting a Job

Now that you are connected with Boise State on Handshake, you can post your job!

  1. Post a Job: Log in to Handshake and click “Post a Job” on your home dashboard. You will be asked to provide information in regards to the Job Basics, Job Details, and Job Preferences.
  2. School Selection: On the left side of the screen, you will be able to add schools. Click the “+” next to “Boise State University” to add Boise State!
  3. Create: Choose “Create” on the bottom navigation to create and review your job.
  4. Confirmation: Your job posting will be reviewed by Boise State Career Services staff. Once reviewed, you will receive a confirmation email notifying you that the position will be posted and available to Boise State students and alumni.

For more detailed instructions, including screenshots and a video, see How to Post a Job in the Handshake Help Center.

Handshake Resource Center

To learn more about using Handshake, please visit the Handshake Resource Center for useful articles on Getting Started, Managing User Settings, Understanding Privacy Settings, Posting a Job, and much more!

Need Assistance?

We at Boise State University’s Career Services want to help make this process as smooth and easy for you as possible. If you have any questions or need assistance using Handshake, please contact us at 426-1747 or