Can’t Find a Job in Handshake? Try Searching with Keywords for Law/Government/Policy Roles

With thousands of jobs and internships for students in Handshake, how can you find the ones that are right for you? Utilizing filters and keywords in your job search can be incredibly useful for locating the jobs you want.

Keywords will search job postings, including titles and job descriptions, for specific words. For example, if you search for the keyword “research,” you will see jobs where the word research appears anywhere within the posting.

Pro tip – Also try searching for skills you already have as keywords. This will lead to a list of jobs you may not have considered before, and you already have the skills an employer is looking for!

Here are some examples of industry keywords to get you started:

Law/Government/Policy
law/legal
lawyer
service manager
clerk
court
judicial/judge
municipal
postal service
community
economist
urban/regional planner
representative
examiner
tax
social work
correctional officer
detective
security
investigator
fire fighter/inspector
bailiff
special agent
forensic
patrol
transit
mediator
arbitrator
paralegal
legal assistant
political
policy

By Lindsay Smith (She/Her)
Lindsay Smith (She/Her) Handshake Experience Manager Lindsay Smith (She/Her)