Boost Your Grad Job Prospects & Win Prizes By Using This One App

Get your career in gear while you’re glued to your phone.

This post is a sponsored post in partnership with Handshake

The end of university is rolling in and the realities of adult life might be hitting you hard right now. Among the questions of where exactly you’re going to live (and more importantly who with whom) and whether you want to take that panic master’s (or PhD?!) is that question of exactly what you’re going to do with your time.

If putting off the future and travelling around the world isn’t on the agenda, then finding a good job that’ll help you slowly drag yourself out of your overdraft probably is. 

But where on earth do you start?

If the plain old job sites are leaving you more than a little overwhelmed and just plain confused about what employers are looking for, then you need to check out Handshake

This is THE PLACE to find amazing grad jobs, placements and internships, great career advice and insights, from employers, professionals and fellow students — and for a limited time… INCREDIBLE PRIZES.

What is Handshake?

This incredible app has already helped millions of students and graduates find the job of their dreams. With personalised job recommendations, intel from recruiters and a whole community to help you find that perfect job, what’s not to love?

Even better, it’s all kept in their handy app that you can access anywhere. Post-exam getaway planned? Why not scroll through your weekly jobs roundup while you lie by the pool? With over tons of employers actively looking to recruit students on the app, you’re sure to find something that’s right for you.

You can also message with recruiters, alumni and even other students to get that upper hand in interviews. Meanwhile, The new mobile feed includes videos offering insights into opportunities you didn’t even know existed. Or you could check out one of their free online events specifically designed for students…

Win prizes

This summer, Handshake is upping the ante with a series of exclusive events, ​​posts, videos, and articles that you can access right from the app. 

Even better, if you attend one of the five events, you will be in with a chance of winning some incredible prizes. First place wins a brand-new Macbook — you know you need a new laptop for writing those cover letters on.

Other prizes include Apple AirPods and £50 vouchers, not forgetting all that valuable career knowledge you’ll soak up from the events too. 

Want a taste of what’s on offer? Here’s the five events you need in your calendar:

  1. What to do in the first 3 months of your role? | 5th June, 1pm – 2pm
  1. Navigating career paths: supporting international students in the UK and beyond | 11th June 12pm-1pm
  1. Lessons from my 1st year at Microsoft JP Morgan & the BBC | 11th June 1pm-2pm
  1. Leveraging tech for career success: Tips for LinkedIn, ChatGPT, TikTok and more! | 12th June 1pm – 2pm
  1. Fast-track your career in businesses like GymShark, Octopus Energy & Ooni | 13th June 1pm -2pm

You can find out a bit more about each event as well as the terms and conditions for the competition in Handshake’s handy guide.

If you’re ready to Kickstart your career, then sign up for Handshake today — personalised job recs, inspiring career content and a top-class community of job experts are just a tap away.

This post is a sponsored post in partnership with Handshake