What is the first thing a business notices about your online presence before giving you a chance for an interview? Your profile. A poor profile shows a business that you’re not capable of providing an organized list of resources and that you may be incapable to complete even the easiest of tasks. Here at HireOwl we will give you the best guide to teach you how to craft yourself a concise and professional profile worthy of any job position.
Question: Why should I have a complete profile?
Answer: There are limitless benefits to having a full profile, but the main reason is that the employer will get a quick and easy way to evaluate your work, and profiles that are 100% complete get priority over those that aren’t which immediately puts you ahead of the competition. Here is a quick and easy 2 step guide to having a profile that all employers love to see.
Step 1: Fill Out These Essential Categories
- Make sure you have a high quality photo. The first thing someone sees before they even have a chance to talk to you is how you look. By having a high quality picture you put yourself ahead of those with grainy images.
- List your best skills and don’t leave any out! If you’ve done graphic design and it’s your passion make sure to list it as one of your skills. But if you’ve also mastered the Microsoft Office Suite through your college years as many students have, you can also list that as a skill. The more skills you have the more versatile you can be when applying for jobs.
- List your references, blogs, and social media. Remember a business will make sure that you’re doing the best job at representing them so social media presence and references are extremely important. If it’s your first time listing references do not worry! If you have family friends or coaches that have known you for a long time they can be listed in that category.
Step 2: Create a Video Profile
- Use your webcam and create a video. In an ever evolving business world millennials need to seize the tools that will put them ahead of the curve. Due to our recent partnership with IntegriVideo we can now integrate video with your student profile. Here are some of the statistics and success stories of having a video on your profile.
“In a survey of more than 500 hiring managers at companies with more than 20 employees, OfficeTeam found that 63 percent said their company often uses videoconferencing for job interviews.”
John Scohen, CNBC.com
- If you mess up don’t worry. HireOwl allows you to record and re-record your attempts as many times as you’d like before you get the perfect one. In addition you can choose your thumbnail to be the most appealing part of the video. Due to the fact that HireOwl prefers students with 100% completed profiles and recommends them higher to employers it’s very crucial to complete a video profile!
Now that you’ve read this Q&A and two-step guide to success in kickstarting your career what are you waiting for? Log into your HireOwl profile today and get started!
When faced with the interview process you may find yourself playing long games of phone tag, messages that go unanswered, and delayed responses. A good way to avoid all of these problems is to utilize video chat. Due to the fact all laptops come equipped with webcams it is unlikely that you will find an employer who isn’t able to video chat.
Some of the benefits of video chatting include having the ability to convey professionalism to your employer. With the right attire and environment you can give off the impression that you are interested in the landing whatever position that you are applying for, which will always impress the employer.
Additionally as an employee you have the ability to see whether or not the working environment is suitable for you. On average having a face to face conversation with your employer’s increases your chances of getting hired by 27%*. This puts you substantially ahead of the ever increasing competition and makes you look better than your peers to the employer.
Video interviews also give the employer the ability to show visuals while having a conversation in order to make sure that specific details are fulfilled. Because most video platforms require an installations of certain programs we at HireOwl decided to cut out the middleman and bring video chatting straight to the student and employer.
Create a professional video for your profile to show employers your interests and skills and increase your chance of kickstarting a career doing something you love.
Team HireOwl is thrilled to announce general availability of instant video meetings, powered by innovative video technology from IntegriVideo.
HireOwl video is built into the existing chat component, and makes it easy for students and employers to connect via live video—anytime, anywhere. Based on the latest WebRTC protocol, HireOwl video is supported by most browsers and doesn’t require installing any additional software.
How it works
HireOwl video naturally ties into existing workflows—students and employers can meet for interviews or new assignments. It’s also great for regular check-ins. Just start a video meeting to see a person face-to-face, and discuss progress on a project. All video sessions are automatically recorded and available for playback.
Did you know that up to 65% of communications in meetings are non-verbal? With video, you can better understand the meaning by observing verbal cues and body language. And video is a powerful tool to build strong, ongoing work relationships with remote teams—we feel more engaged and connected when we see each other’s facial expressions.
At HireOwl, we believe that video is an essential part of today’s workplace. Log into your HireOwl account and use video for your next meeting.
HireOwl.com is a fast-growing student employment network, helping thousands of students around the world find jobs and internships. HireOwl offers employers an easy way to connect to a large network of students to quickly fill their positions. HireOwl integrates real-time video and collaboration technologies as a complete solution for hiring and virtual workspace.
IntegriVideo.com offers industry-leading video solutions in the form of web components, such as WebRTC-based video, chat, recording, file sharing and much more. IntegriVideo offers an advanced analytics platform for real-time analytics and monitoring, which allows subscribers to scale and optimize their offering.
As employers we’ve all been faced with difficulty in hiring new employees. From not knowing whether the new person will be able to function successfully and synergize with your other workers. To having to spend money in order to train them to work efficiently, hiring a new worker can be an extremely difficult task. Here are some of the benefits of hiring a student versus hiring a graduate for your business.
When considering hiring a student versus a graduate we must recognize that students are often more eager to learn because learning is how they’ve been taught to function throughout life. Many students are very versatile, especially after their first year of college in which they are exposed to new and different curriculums. Thus making them more quick to absorb new information and use it correctly. This is a huge benefit for businesses that want to minimize costs on employee training. Lowering costs while bringing in more efficient work is something all businesses should strive to do, by hiring students they would be accomplishing that.
Another benefit of hiring a student would be the fact that have access to a large network of peers. Because graduates have become alumni from their universities they may not have as large of a networking pool as those still in college, and industries that rely on promotion and marketing in order to gain exposure benefit greatly from hiring students. Graduates will also be seeking jobs that pay high wages, frequently denying minimum wage jobs thus making currently enrolled students more valuable for small businesses.
Lastly, it is more beneficial to hire students as they’re more likely to grow with the business. If a student receives a part-time job during the beginning of their freshman year and continues to work until graduation, they will have gained all of the skills required to bring income to the business. To find students you’d like to hire feel free to post a job on HireOwl today!
The HireOwl Team is thrilled to announce that the HireOwl service is now available to foreign students studying at Universities outside of the United States. Students from any university in the world can now sign up, create a profile and apply for a job. Foreign students can work remotely, or leverage the internship on-boarding service recently offered by HireOwl.
This big step will offer HireOwl employer clients a larger and more diversified workforce. At HireOwl, we strongly believe that with a larger student workforce, employers will have more choices and will be able to fill their positions faster.
For many foreign students this is a great opportunity to gain work experience at any company globally and earn a competitive pay.
HireOwl will now support payments to students located in the following countries:
Almost every growing business is trying to leverage the power of global distributed workforce in today’s economy. At HireOwl, we fully understand the challenges involved when working or managing such teams. Our mission is to give our clients the tools they need to succeed in such environment. We believe that Web-based video is a critical component in the today’s workplace.
Our recently announced partnership with integrivideo.com enabled us to offer our clients the technology to connect, collaborate and stay engaged throughout the project.
Hire a foreign student now!
Every summer thousands of students suffer with the task of battling through job interviews, awkward networking, and fierce competition for opportunities for employment. This summer make it easier on yourself and earn some money by working as one of these 3 positions!
Many companies seek summer time interns and in our advancing society it’s becoming more commonplace to find internship positions that actually pay for your work. Whether it’s traveling to Boston or New York City, or just working at your local accounting firm, many businesses seek interns and are willing to pay more than minimum wage. Interning may seem difficult at first but it provides a chance to kickstart your career and if you do a great job could land you a permanent spot in the business.
So you’ve just finished submitting that last eight page paper as your final and you don’t want to look at another writing assignment until next year. That’s okay but there is a whole other world out there that you haven’t explored yet! By writing about your favorite sports teams, bands, or television shows you can get paid a lot for the content you produce. Learning a little bit about SEO or Search Engine Optimization you can gain the tools you need to write for any company you’d like. Freelance writing allows you to use your now learned expertise in writing in college to make you money. A lot of students use their summer to pursue freelance writing which not only gives them a steady source of income, but also improves their writing.
Now this may seem like a position that will require you to sit long hours at a telephone answering easy questions but it’s not! Most customer support jobs allow you to travel around your city helping those who need it the most, and any successful business from large to small needs a good customer service team to help out. Whether it be electronically by filing paperwork, or in person by helping solve difficult problems customer service positions are usually a good entry-level position that allows you to make a stable income during the summer.
Hopefully some of these positions seemed appealing to you and helped you find inspiration for a job this summer. If you want to see if these positions are available in your local neighborhood feel free to sign-up for HireOwl, submit your resume, and search away.
Summer is approaching soon. Have you thought of hiring an international intern?
This is a perfect opportunity to get things done in a cost-effective manner! And it’s not too late.
HireOwl now helps US employers hire and onboard European Students.
We help you
- Connect with a diverse pool of students from Top Universities in Europe (Undergrad, Masters, PHD)
- Interview candidates online
- We assist with the VISA process and immigration
- We guide new hires through the relocation, housing, help them adjust
- 24/7 support during the internship
We make the process simple for you. Just following these steps.
- Post your job on HireOwl
- Interview candidates and make an offer
- Request onboarding
- Candidate arrives and joins your team
Get started NOW!
HireOwl, a fast-growing student employment network, is pleased to announce a Student Referral Program. Students can now earn money by inviting other students to sign up and apply for a job.
HireOwl pays $5 for every student you invite who signs up and applies for a job.
Here are the details:
- Invite your friends by entering their emails or sharing on social media.
- Easily track your invitations, signs up and job applications
- Once you earn $25 or more, redeem your rewards.
- HireOwl will transfer $ directly to your account.
Students can easily track their earnings and request a direct payment to their bank account.
Give it a try!
HireOwl Referral Program
HireOwl rolls out a new user interface for students to build their personal, professional and video profile. The UI comes with simple and easy to use navigation that helps students describe their background and skills. The new video profile is powered by the best-in-class WebRTC protocol from IntegriVideo. Students can now record or upload their intro videos boosting their profile appeal. If you’re a student, come and check it out. Record an introductory video of yourself answering a few suggested questions. It only takes a few minutes. Employers will love it!
HireOwl.com is thrilled to announce that it’s partnering with IntegriVideo.com to integrate advanced video and collaboration capabilities into its current service offering.
With the new collaboration features, employers will enjoy new tools to meet and interview students remotely. Adoption of these technologies will result in significant time-savings and better hiring decisions. Students will get a better chance to get to know their future employer before accepting a job offer.
These collaboration capabilities will also enable employers and students to interact with each other on a regular basis, creating a virtual workspace for them discuss new assignments, plan deliverables and review the results.
At HireOwl.com we believe that this technology enables us to deliver a complete solution to employers for recruiting and working with the technology-savvy millennial workforce.
HireOwl.com a fast growing student employment network, helping students find part-time jobs and internships.
IntegriVideo.com offers industry leading video solutions to its clients in the form of web components, such as webrtc-based video, chat, recording, file sharing and many more. Its advanced analytics platform offers real-time analytics and monitoring of the service allowing for better scale and optimization.