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Get the Real World Skills Employers Want

Learn About the Soft Skills Employers Want, How to Build Them, and How to Show Them Off

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The job market is intense and competitive, and you need to find ways to differentiate yourself from the other candidates that are applying for the jobs that you want. How are you going to do this? You need to show that you have the skills that employers want.

Why Soft Skills Matter

Regardless of the type of role you’re applying for, employers want to hire candidates who not only have the technical skills necessary for a role, but also soft skills that will allow the candidate to contribute to the organization successfully. A recent study by Career Builder showed that 77% of employers say that soft skills are just as important as technical skills.

What Are Soft Skills?

College Career Advice Roundup: Interview Edition

Seelio Career Advice Round Up Interview Edition

You’ve heard lots of advice before about how to do well in a job interview, some of it very helpful, and some of it downright awful! You’re probably left with as many questions as answers. What should you bring with you to the interview? How should you follow up with your interviewer? What kinds of questions should you be ready to answer?

Not to worry! Seelio to the rescue. We’ve scoured the web to pull together Seelio-approved resources that answer these questions, and many more. Welcome to the College Career Advice Roundup: Interview Edition!

Career Series Kickoff: How Juniors and Seniors Are Using Seelio

UPDATE: See the next posts in our series: Top 5 Interview TipsTop 5 Networking Tips; Top 5 Tips to Manage Your Personal Brand.

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Join us for a 5-post career series to help you with your professional development and career search! We pulled the most popular topics from the Seelio community, so stay tuned for tips on interviewing, networking, and managing your brand.

We know your Seelio portfolio can help you succeed! Don’t believe us? Listen to what six awesome juniors and seniors have to say about their experience using Seelio. Later in the series, we’ll talk about the significance of these topics and how each one applies to Seelio. This career series can help you with whatever stage you are in! Whether you’re a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior, we have advice for you! Check it out!

Priscilla Lee | University of Texas-Austin, Communication Studies, 2015

Priscilla Lee

“I am so much more confident in the prospect of future employers looking at my Seelio profile to find out more about who I am than by simply scanning my resume. Seelio also allows me to have a competitive community with others who have similar interests and dreams.”

 

Thuan Doan | MIT, Mechanical Engineering, 2015

Thuan Doan

“Seelio really helps me show employers, friends, and peers all the projects that I’ve worked on. I use it as a supplement to my resume when internship hunting as well as to show my friends and family what I’ve been up to.”

 

 

Alison Theirbach | University of Michigan, MA in Social Work, 2014

Seelio is a great way to display your professional and academic experiences and achievements to potential employers. It takes the plain, black and white resume, to a more interactive and visually enticing way to display your credentials and skill sets. It will be an asset when applying for jobs and networking between your peers and other alumni.”

 

Caitlyn Witt | University of Toledo, Fine Arts in New Media Design Studies, 2014

Caitlyn Witt

“A portfolio for me was a concise body of work that you use to show to get a job, or to apply for graduate school. What changed my idea of portfolios with Seelio is that it can be interactive instead of you just handing over physical pieces of your work. I could really say what I wanted people to get from my work and make a whole experience for them.”

 

Alex Ryan | Clemson University, Electrical Engineering, 2015

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“Seelio has been an incredible platform for me to communicate my accomplishments with a level of depth that I couldn’t get from a regular old resume.  In an increasingly competitive job market, this extra dimension can mean all the difference and boosts my confidence that an employer has made the right choice when hiring me.”

 

Melissa Stoker | Towson University, International Relations, 2014

Melissa Stoker

“Seelio has given me a place to share my work and really understand the value each project has built for me. Seelio is great for communicating that worth to potential employers and fellow students, but it is especially essential to building my own personal confidence.”

 

Make sure you join us for the career series. We look forward to helping you with your professional development as you prepare for your internship, job, or grad school search!