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Savor the Summer, Seelio Style

Labor Day has come and gone and it’s THAT time of year again. Textbooks are calling your name, professors’ e-mails start flooding your inbox, and it is finally time to attempt a normal sleep schedule. Now, before you get too into the craziness of the school year, take a few minutes to savor your summer by capturing the important moments on Seelio!

Whether you have designed a marketing campaign at your Ford internship, saved someone’s life while lifeguarding or raised $1500 in the fight against breast cancer — NOW is the time to make it count.

Step 1. Start by hitting ‘Add Work’ on the upper right corner of your Seelio profile.

 

Step 2. Add the basic information about the project. This is crucial because it gives readers (potentially recruiters) a high-level, quick view of the scope of this project.

Make sure to convey your passion and show the results! These are things employers love to see. Note, that Seelio is so more than a resume, the basic resume principles for describing your experiences still apply.  Check out this Forbes article for more tips.

Step 3. Elaborate on your projects by adding “Attachments”, “Tags” and Your Contribution. These are great tools to add authenticity to your work and to help recruiters to quickly identify your strengths.

Step 4. Finally, add collaborators to your project! Collaborators are a way to both add legitimacy to your work and show that you work well with other people. These are great things for employers to see. According to a study done by consulting firm Millennial Branding, 92% of recruiters polled look for teamwork skills.

Bonus Tip: Don’t forget to add pictures to your ‘About Me’ section. If you have a picture that showcases something cool you did this summer (for example, climbing Cliffs of Moher in Ireland, anyone?), even if it does not seem to fit as a project, feel free to add it to your general description with a caption showcasing a little piece of who you are. Savor the Summer, Seelio Style. Showcase your summer experience to get ready for the Fall recruiting season!

Questions or comments, feel free to contact Chelsea (chelsea@seelio.com)

 

Showcase your work. Get a phone interview with Facebook or…

Welcome back to school!

Believe it or not, this means the beginning of your job or internship search is just around the corner! Using your Seelio portfolio, you’ll be able to soon apply to hundreds of companies right on Seelio.

For those that cannot get enough social media, we are excited to announce that Facebook will be using Seelio to recruit college talent! We are happy to be working with them to help find great recruits. So, if you’ve been working on a cool web or mobile project this summer, make sure you add it to your portfolio now. (Check out Raj Vir’s Seelio as an example)

If Facebook likes what they see on your Seelio, you’ll get a phone interview!

We are rapidly adding more top-notch companies to Seelio. And you can help us get even more. Please take 30 seconds to let us know the top three companies you’d like to work at by completing this survey.

If your top companies are not on Seelio, we may be able to pitch your candidacy to these companies or get them onto Seelio for you.

Have a great start to the school year!

$50 AMEX Gift Card to Help with a New Interview Wardrobe

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The summer is winding down and it’s almost time to go back to school.  The start of school also marks the beginning of interview season for college students looking for internships and full time positions.   At Seelio, we want to help.

This week, we’ll be awarding a $50 AMEX gift card to help with a new interview wardrobe.

 

The award will go to the student who did the most unique and coolest summer work. To enter the contest, you must post your Seelio URL of your work item (example: http://seelio.com/chunersen/flashmob) to our Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/SeelioHQ. Please include your work title when you post.

The Seelio team will evaluate and pick a winner.  Competition ends Sunday at 11:59pm.

We will announce the winner on Monday!

Official Rules:

1. Contest Period: Starts at 8 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) August 13rd, 2012 and ends 11:59 p.m. EST on August 19th, 2012.

2. Eligibility: Sweepstakes is offered only in the United States to legal residents of the 50 United States (and the District of Columbia) excluding Puerto Rico and other territories and possessions of the United States, who are at least 18 years old at time of entry and who possess the right and documentation required for domestic travel. One must be a student and have a  Seelio profile and one work item to be eligible.

3. Entry: Beginning on the Start Date, visit www.seelio.com. (1) Upload a piece of work “that is the most…” (2) Post the Url of the work on Seelio Facebook page within the contest period. Limit one (“1″) entry type per person.

4. Winner Selection: One (“1″) potential grand prize winner will be selected on or about August 20th, 2012 by Seelio members.

5. Prize: Winner will receive one (“1″) AMEX gift card. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $50.00 (USD), plus shipping and handling.  No cash redemptions or prize substitutions are allowed

6. Winner Notification/Releases: The potential winners will be notified either by email . The potential winners will have five (5) days from the moment such notification is issued to respond to such notification by following the instructions provided therein.

7. Limitations of Liability: The Releasees are not responsible for any lost, late, illegible, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete, incorrect or inaccurate entries or entry information, whether caused by web site users or by any of the equipment, computer hardware or software or any other technical operation or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest, and the Releasees assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission at the Sponsor’s web site(s) or any web site related to the contest, or for communications line failure, or for theft or destruction, tampering, or unauthorized access to entries and/or entry information.

8. Disputes/Choice of Law: Except where prohibited, entrants agree that (i): any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with Seelio, or any prize awarded, or the determination of the winner shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes but in no event attorney’s fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these official rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Releasees in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Michigan, U.S.A., without regard for conflicts of law doctrine, and all proceedings shall take place in that State.