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