Handshake: Employer FAQ's

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What is Handshake, and why the change?

Handshake is the fast and powerful new recruiting platform for sourcing SIU students and alumni.  It uses cutting edge technology to better connect you with qualified candidates.

Use Handshake to post job and internship listings, register for career fairs, manage on-campus recruiting, advertise your events, and message students and alumni who meet your qualifications. You will also be able to promote your brand more effectively by customizing your employer profile, job postings, and events to be more visually appealing to students.  

Did Handshake replace Symplicity (Saluki Recruiting)? 

Yes.  As of July 1, 2017, Symplicity has been completely replaced by the Handshake platform.  Symplicity system data is no longer available.

What if I need help with Handshake?

  • Review Handshake’s support articles
  • Participate in Handshake webinars
  • Create a ticket for Handshake support
  • Contact us, 618-453-2391 or careerservices@siu.edu