Showing Skills to Employers with Seelio and Fullbridge
Where can you meet and network with companies like these?
At an upcoming Fullbridge Future Leaders Summit!
Future Leaders Summits are 1-day events that bring together student leaders and young professionals to learn, network, and design innovative solutions to real world problems. These interactive experiences provide future leaders with the tools they need to succeed.
We got a chance to participate in the October 3 Summit in NYC and it blew us away. Students gathered together with leaders from The Daily Muse, Google, and Fullbridge to learn how to take their education and put it to work for their career goals. At the event, we shared about the importance of building a professional online profile to show evidence of skills to employers.
Jobvite’s “2014 Social Recruiting Survey” underscores the importance of demonstrating skills to employers in an online profile. Ninety-three percent of recruiters said they will review a candidate’s social profile before making a hiring decision, and 83 percent stated that they look for examples of written or design work in their review.
“Employers today aren’t just looking for a degree or GPA, but they want real evidence of the skills that students have. We love the work that Fullbridge does to help students build skills, and we were glad to help students at the Summit showcase their talents on Seelio,” said Moses Lee, Seelio co-founder and group president at Keypath Education.
Jenni Maier, managing editor for The Daily Muse and a speaker at the Summit, agreed. “A portfolio tells a company who you are and what you care about – more than a resume,” she said. “And that’s what employers want to know.”
Students at the Summit documented examples of their skills and projects on Seelio. See a gallery of their work here. Better yet? We shared that gallery with all of the recruiters who attended to the NYC Summit so they could continue networking with students who could become future leaders at their companies.
We spoke with one student, May Yee Brenda So, to see what she thought about building a professional profile on Seelio as a part of the Summit. “It’s really exciting because I’m an engineer and lots of the things I do involve the design process. You can’t actually show the design process in a resume because it takes a lot of time to explain, but with a platform where I can show videos, my prototyping, and even write a few lines to describe my project, it actually shows an employer what I think, how I think, and how I cooperate,” she said.
There’s still a chance to join an upcoming Future Leaders Summit this year! Send in your application for the next Summit in San Francisco:
Can’t make it to the Bay Area? You can build your Seelio anywhere. Sign up and start showing employers your skills today!