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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



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Seelio in its earliest form started more than a year ago as a platform called truApp. It was the vision of Moses Lee, Jerry Wang, and David Jsa, who were inspired by Portfolio Day at Scarlett Middle School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. truApp was born with the belief that college students should be able to showcase themselves — their work, their passions, their goals — to employers more vividly than the traditional resume allows for. The site was originally tested among University of Michigan students with great success. On August 5, 2012, truApp will shut down, and Seelio will rise to take its place the next day. With the new release, we decided to change the name to something that gets at the essence of our company a bit better — Seelio. See my portfolio. Seelio (cool, eh?).

To match our new name, the old truApp blog is migrating to the page you’re on right now — welcome to the new blog! This blog will keep you updated on the same topics as the truApp blog.


Many of you may be reading this post after switching over from truApp, and we thank you for sticking with us throughout this incredibly rewarding growth process! In order to clear up any confusion, here are some frequently asked questions about the changes in the platform:

Q: What’s going to happen to my truApp profile?

A: There’s no need to worry! Everything from your truApp profile migrate to your new Seelio account without you having to do a single thing (phew!).

Q: What’s so new about Seelio?

A: So many awesome things. Nothing beats experiencing these new features first-hand, but to tide you over until August 6, here’s a brief summary of what to look forward to on Seelio:

  • Super-awesome layout
  • Facebook & twitter integration
  • Tag collaborators on works
  • Highlight works
  • Increased organization capabilities

Q: Where should I go if I want to learn more about how Seelio works?

A: You will be walked through the process of building your Seelio when you create an account. Make sure you frequent this blog because we’ll be posting detailed explanations about new features as they’re added to the site!

Q: What can I do if I want to get more involved in helping spread the Seelio message?

A: Great! We’re always interested in finding more student ambassadors (stay tuned for a blog post on these in the next few days), but if you are interested in talking about other ways to get involved feel free to email founders@seelio.com with your name, college, and why you would love to represent Seelio on your campus.

Q: Who should I talk to if I have something to say about Seelio?

A: You can email us any testimony, comments, or concerns at founders@seelio.com.


Don’t forget: bring your resume to life by linking your Seelio to your resume as soon as the site launches on August 6, 2012!