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Handshake and LinkedIn, your career platforms

Handshake is NECC’s career platform, featuring internship and job postings, connections to employers, and the opportunity to attend virtual events to learn about companies, careers, and industries. It is the #1-way college students get hired and is very commonly used in many colleges and universities. If you are planning to transfer to a four-year school, odds are good that this will be the platform your next school will be using for career information as well. Not ready to look for positions yet?

Handshake offers lots of ways to learn about careers now so you are better prepared when the time comes to actively search!
If you haven’t activated your Handshake account yet, here’s what you’re missing:

  • Internship and job postings
  • Online information sessions about resumes, interviewing, networking, and more
  • Virtual recruitment events to connect directly with employers
  • Employers DMing you about opportunities that might be a fit. Set up your profile and preferences so employers can reach out to you
  • Career Services info and resources
  • Your Handshake account is already set up, use the QR code below to claim it by logging in with your NECC credentials.

LinkedIn is another free online platform where you can network, find career information, search for positions, research companies, join groups related to career areas of interest, and more. Need help setting up your LinkedIn profile or have questions about it? Career Services can help! Free professional

This semester you can get a free professional headshot for your LinkedIn profile. Activate your Handshake account so you don’t miss notification of the dates for this or connect with Career Services.
LinkedIn Learning

As an NECC student, you have free access to LinkedIn Learning. Take advantage of this access now to explore thousands of courses to increase your knowledge on study or presentation skills, business, technology, learning, communication, interpersonal development and much more!

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