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Reach over 22,000 Cal Poly students and alumni by posting your positions on our free online job listing service, MustangJOBS, powered by Handshake

For questions, please give us a call at 805-756-5976.

Personal Household Jobs 

Employer Login

To help you with the process of posting Household
Jobs (child care, yard work, tutoring, etc.),
please use this convenient form above!

For tips and best practices to help you navigate
the registration and job posting process,
please see our Onboarding and Job Posting Guide.

Review these Employer Tips to maximize your recruitment efforts.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I post a job in MustangJOBS?

  • Visit
  • Sign in to Handshake, or choose the “Sign up for an Account” option
  • Select the blue “+Post a Job” button

What if I forgot my MustangJOBS/Handshake password?

How do I re-list my job?

  • Click on “Jobs” beneath the blue “+Post a Job” button, or in the left-hand navigation menu
  • Select the job you would like to re-list, or choose “Expired” if you do not see the correct posting
  • Click on the blue “Edit Job” button, or the “Edit” tab in the upper right-hand corner
  • Select the “Schools” tab at the bottom of the screen
  • Change the “Apply Start Date” and “Expiration Date” to reflect the new posting dates
  • Then click on the green “Save Changes” button on the bottom right

How do I retrieve resumes if I asked students to submit them when applying to my job posting?

  • Click on the job title, then select the blue “Review Applicants” button
  • Check the box to the left of the students’ names
  • Click on “Download Applicant Packages” above the list of students’ names
  • Choose which documents you would like to download (Resume, Cover Letter, etc.)
  • Click on the blue “Next” button
  • Then click on the green “Confirm” button
  • Click on the link that says “Click here to retrieve the file” to open the .pdf file (you will also receive an email containing a link to the file)
  • You may also choose how you would like to receive resumes by using a setting in the job posting itself. On the “Preferences” tab of the job posting form, the default setting is “Email a summary of all applicants once my job posting expires.” If you would like to receive resumes as students apply, please check the box next to “Email every time a new student applies.”

How do I close a job when I’ve filled the position?

  • Click on the title of the posting you would like to close
  • Click on the blue “Expire Job” button toward the top of the screen, in the “Edit/Renew Job Details” section

What is the difference between an internship and a co-op?


  • Usually 10-12 weeks during Summer Quarter, but winter internships and year-round internships are also sought by students
  • Students do not receive academic credit unless they request it from their academic department
  • Positions are paid, though compensation may range between competitive wages (75-80% of entry level) to stipends or room and board
  • Unpaid internships are only advertised for government or not-for-profit organizations

Cooperative Education (Co-op)

  • Typically one to two quarters in duration
  • Students register and pay tuition fees
  • Students receive academic credit
  • Positions are paid, typically 80-85% of entry level salary
  • Please call Melinda McCann at 805-756-2107 for all questions regarding co-ops.

How do I get additional help in posting my position?

  • Please call the MustangJOBs information line at 805-756-5976

How can I get assistance with my Employer Account?

  • Contact Customer Support at

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