When I talk to students about Seelio, some questions I often get are “How is Seelio different than LinkedIn?” and “Why should I use Seelio instead of LinkedIn?” After spending 2 years helping students, faculty and administrators at our partner universities use Seelio, I have a lot to say on the topic. I love LinkedIn and use it regularly; in fact, I used to work in career services at the University of Michigan and helped students learn how to use LinkedIn. But the two sites are very different from one another, and Seelio has some very distinct strengths that LinkedIn doesn’t share.
So I’m writing this blog post to clear up any uncertainty. Here are three main reasons college students should be using Seelio.
HireOwl is a site where employers like Uber, Oppenheimer, and UBS post their short-term freelance gigs. Every gig pays at least $10 per hour, and, after you create a profile, HireOwl will send notifications about gigs that might be a great fit. Apply right through HireOwl to get matched with great resume building opportunities.
Best of all, 70% of HireOwl opportunities turn into extended engagements, so be sure to hop over to HireOwl to create an account and link your Seelio profile!
If you’re ready to see what kind of gigs you can land with Seelio and HireOwl, head over here to create your HireOwl account. Once you’ve gotten started, copy and paste your Seelio link into your HireOwl profile so that employers can see your work on Seelio without leaving HireOwl when they’re ready to make an offer for one of their gigs. Then, be sure to update your Seelio with the great experience that you’ll get!