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Why I’m Ridiculously Excited that Seelio Has Launched

Hi. I’m student intern Francesca Audia, and I’m going to tell you why I’m ridiculously excited that Seelio has launched.

As a student with a nontraditional educational background, I understand how terribly insufficient the traditional resume is in representing yourself to employers.  My college experience takes me to two great institutions on two continents: I’m enrolled in the Dual BA Program Between Columbia University and l’Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). As a student in this program, I spend two years at each institution, graduating with a bachelor’s degrees from each institution at the end of my 4 years. I’ve had so many unbelievable experiences as a part of this program that I would love to share with employers — but how can I convey this in a few words on a resume? I want them to see actual presentations I’ve given, the outcome of my work, and how my interests tie into my aspirations. I want employers to see beyond the 2-dimensional limitations of my resume.

Which one stands out?

My case is not unique. Many students have had experiences that give them a competitive edge in their job search, but fail to shine on a black-and-white, traditional resume. The bottom line: resumes inadequately depict what college students are up to these days.

So, that brings us back to my first statement. Why am I ridiculously excited that Seelio has launched? Because it gives me and thousands of other college students the opportunity to finally express ourselves to employers. The ability to consolidate my most important works (in various multimedia forms) along with text descriptions is huge. From an aesthetic view, the website is simple & intuitive, yet beautiful. And of course, I can apply for jobs on Seelio and put the link to my seelio on my resume & email signature, letting everyone see what I’ve done.

To all of you students out there, there is a solution to your job search headaches: Seelio.com.

 

The times they are a-changin’

Welcome to the super-crazed, super-connected digital age. Recruiting today isn’t like it used to be.

In the past, crafting a strong resume was key to being hired. But recent technology has changed the way things work around here. Now, resumes are read by automated software, and actually being noticed by the system is problematic for many applicants. Further, when a human actually picks up a resume, how can an applicant stand out from all the others in a colorless page or two?

According to an article in the Huffington Post by Diane Gayeski, Ph.D., Dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College, students must show employers that they possess skills characteristic of successful employees, such as “teamwork, critical thinking, reasoning, clear writing and speaking, and problem-solving. . . But how do new grads DEMONSTRATE those competencies, and how do they get a foot in the door in this competitive global environment?”

At Seelio, we’ve taken a cue from a recent trend. Applicants have found that multimedia tools — QR codes, videos, infographics — supplement their resumes nicely in conveying, “this is who I am, this is what I’ve done, and this is what I can do for you.” But why not kick the power of the resume-multimedia tools duo up a notch?

Seelio provides a space for college students to present their stories to employers — and their peers. By creating an online portfolio of works, students give others a sense of who they are, what they’re passionate about, and what they’re like to work with. As an additional benefit, students can bring their resumes to life by adding the link to their seelio on their resumes. So make a Seelio, show the world who you are, and win.

 

 

Welcoming a new generation: Seelio is now live!

Early truApp draftEarly truApp profile pageLate truApp profile pageSeelio profile page

We’ve come a long way, haven’t we?

At the beginning of the year we launched truApp, an exclusive portfolio site for University of Michigan students, on the hypothesis that college students need a next generation resume to truly showcase their achievements, passions, and personalities.

Why? The black and white resume just can’t do it.

Since launch, we’ve met with  hundreds of you, both students and companies, to collect in-depth feedback. Instead of incrementally improving truApp, we decided to scrap it and start over.

The past few months have been consumed by sleepless nights, euphoric moments of inspiration, hilarious team dinners and loads of hard work, but our new platform is finally here. Introducing to the world, Seelio.

We are excited for you check out the new site. In the months to come, we will be introducing new features and making the site even better.

Email us at founders@seelio.com if you have feedback for the team or just want to ask us questions.

-Moses, David, & Jerry