University of Michigan grads Moses Lee, David Jsa, and Jerry Wang have launched, what TechCrunch calls the one true online site that connects recruiters with recent college graduates. Called Seelio, the new site allows students, recent graduates and employers to create profiles and for companies to post jobs to which users of the site can directly apply. VentureBeat calls it a social network site for students, but in reality, it’s focused exclusively on helping recent graduates from any college find the perfect job.
Until now TechCrunch says, students and prospective employers alike have been forced to use traditional job finding sites, which limits the prospects of both. On such sites, recent graduates find they have to compete with others who have far more experience, and employers looking to fill entry level positions must sift through hundreds or even thousands of applicants that don’t fit that category. Thus, a site dedicated exclusively to anyone with a .edu email address is almost certainly going to become very popular. TechCrunch says that such big names as Teach For America, Compuware, Quicken Loans and Airtime have already hired people they found on the site. They note also that demand for recent college graduates for those with technical degrees is still very strong, with many companies finding themselves having to compete for some of the best talent. Seelio fits the bill perfectly. For those students who majored in other fields, such as most of the social sciences, arts, etc. the site can serve as a showcase for their unique talents that can help them stand out from the pack. One added note, government recruiters, federal, state or local, aren’t yet on the site as yet, but are expected to join soon, adding to the chances of students landing a job sooner than later.
VentureBeat says that students and prospective employers both have rich toolset from which to create powerful resume’s and descriptions of what a company has to offer; a huge departure from the staid look of most job hunting or placement sites. In addition to listing their achievements in a unique format, students can include other students they’ve worked with on projects, sort of like Google’s circles concept, and corporations looking to hire can create their own content and have it presented on the site in a professional manner.
Signing up for the site is free, and remains free for those looking for a job. The site makes its money from those that post jobs.