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  • Writer's pictureLindi Engelbrecht

Finding a Job on DiggerApp: FAQs - Students & Graduates

Get answers to the most common student questions about DIGGER

Do you have questions about how to find a job or internship on the DiggerApp? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. That’s why we’ve compiled answers to the most common questions from college students.

Why should I make a DiggerApp account if I already use other job sites?

DIGGER is the only place that connects you, your school, and employers together. All of the "early talent" jobs on DIGGER are meant for students—in fact, DIGGER aims to have the most opportunities for students and new college grads of any job platform. It’s also the only place where employers are recruiting specifically at your school.

For Early Talent Recruitment

Why do I need to fill out my Handshake profile?

Your profile is the key to finding a job or internship on DiggerApp. When you fill out your profile:

  • DIGGER gives you personalized job recommendations based on the information you provide on your profile—so you can find jobs and internships that are right for you.

  • You increase your chances of having a recruiter message you directly with job opportunities and job offers. In fact, 80% of students who fill out their profile receive a message from a recruiter.

Which parts of my Handshake profile are most important to include?

In addition to your Experience/ Skills, DIGGER also uses your uploaded documents & location to recommend opportunities to you. Your Profile include:

  • Documents: An employer always requires proof of your education, projects, additional courses, extramural activities, Vac work, & drivers license

  • Bio: Tell us who you are and where you are from. Your interests, passions and goals. This gives you the opportunity to sell yourself to employers!

  • Location: Input your location and select if you are willing to relocate. This geolocate job opportunities near me!

  • Experience / Skills: Tell us what skills / Experience you've gained and we’ll show you jobs that fit.

TIP: You can change and update your Experience / Skills at any time.

What are the top things employers search for?

After Your Profile, these are the most popular fields that employers use to find students they’d like to message:

  • Work experience: Have you had a part-time job, internship, work study, research position or volunteered? Employers like to see that you’ve taken on responsibility, and that these experiences have helped you develop valuable skills. (** Add these to your BIO )

  • Skills: Add technical skills like SQL and soft skills like communication. The more skills you list, the better your chances are of showing up in an employer search.

  • Clubs and organizations: These highlight your unique interests and involvement on campus. (** Add these to your BIO )

Who can view my profile on Digger?

Employers are able to view your profile only when you make it visible to them, by applying for a job. So help employers find you! We take your privacy as seriously as you do! Stay anonymous until you apply for a job! No more spam, only the information you need!

Can I use the DiggerApp on my phone?

Yes! Download the Digger App from the App Store or Google Play, to search and apply to jobs right from your phone. You’ll also be notified when you receive a message from an employer, be first to see new job postings, and can apply to jobs in two clicks with Quick Apply.

Find opportunities that fit what you are looking for on the DiggerApp. Link to create a FREE account. When you create a profile on, be sure to add these skillsets in your bio to stand out from your peers !


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