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.
Great news! We’ve partnered up with HireOwl to give you greater access to employers who want to see your work. You can now link your Seelio profile with your HireOwl profile to show employers why you’re the perfect fit for their gig.
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!
Why Should I Link My Seelio with HireOwl?
- 83% of recruiters in a recent Jobvite survey said they look for examples of written and design work in a candidate’s social profiles. Linking your Seelio with a HireOwl profile will help you stand out and land great resume-building opportunities.
- 94% of employers in AAC&U’s recent survey said they are more likely to hire a recent college graduate who has had an internship or apprenticeship. Landing some short-term gigs with HireOwl can help you show employers that you’re a great candidate with hands-on work experience.
- 79% of employers in a recent Gallup survey said that a candidate’s applied skills in a field are very important. Only 28% placed the same level of importance on a candidate’s major. Boosting your resume with short-term or freelance opportunities gives you a chance to show how you can put your skills and abilities into action.
Ready to go?
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!