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These may be unsettling times, restricting the opportunities available to you. However, there are still actions you can take now, which will help you prepare for life after a pandemic.

Step 1

Activate and use your Handshake account

Handshake is the careers platform used at the University to:

  • book appointments and events
  • view job vacancies
  • message the Careers and Placements team
  • upload your CV to your account
  • make contact with employers and your fellow students

You can also download the Handshake app, so you can have jobs and more at your fingertips. Visit your app play store.

Step 2

Create or update your CV and upload

If you haven't already got a CV or need to update it, visit the CV page for help with content and layout. You can get feedback on your CV at any stage, by uploading it to CareerSet.

Upload your CV to your Handshake account. If you change your privacy settings to 'employers', they will be able to see your CV.

You can also use your CV to help populate your Handshake and LinkedIn profiles.

Further links to help

There are further help and ideas about actions you can take during lockdown and beyond on the Careers issues during the Covid-19 crisis web page. Your Career Journey also has suggested steps during your time at York.