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HireOwl Announces Career Coaching Services!

HireOwl Announces Career Coaching Services!

HireOwl Team is excited to announce its partnership with some of the best career coaches in the US to offer career coaching to its students.

When attending college, students frequently choose to pursue different avenues, some party, some play sports, and others try their hardest to study and do well on their exams. But what sets each of them apart from one another after they receive their diplomas, is the amount of experience they’ve had in the professional working environment. Have you ever found yourself lost on the path of knowledge, unable to figure out where to go next? If you’ve ever wished to have a chance to learn and be exposed to the way professionals think and function in your career field then we have the tool for you.

HireOwl is proud to present career coaching on our platform which connects students with mentors in their fields. This program allows you the student, to connect with mentors in the career path you’re studying for. The biggest advantage a student can have is experience, it helps in applying for a job after graduation or meeting a prerequisite for graduate school. Students of all levels are encouraged to participate in this program you can apply whether you are a senior or freshman, but currently enrolled student are preferred.

If you are still unsure on wether or not you should consider applying for this golden opportunity consider these reasons. The benefits of getting a career coach is that they can show you the failures that they faced when they were in your position.

Forbes states that “Through the use of career coaching individuals find a balance between personal and professional life, leading them to increase the amount of revenue by roughly 4% annually.” (Forbes.com, 2015).

On average students who use career coaching feel “25% more concentrated on business related tasks” and tend to find success in any new business undertaking. By finding out what errors they’ve made it cuts out a lot of time testing methods to attain success. Another benefit to having a career coach is that they can help you in networking. By getting additional exposure to members high up in your field you have a higher chance getting a kickstart on your career. In order to be the first to sign up for our new career coaching follow this link.

Where to Find Best SAT/ACT Tutors

Where to Find Best SAT/ACT Tutors

Universities across America have a stockpile of currently enrolled students who, in their free time enjoy tutoring their friends and peers. Most of these tutors work as either language class tutors such as Mandarin, Spanish, Italian, and French, or they enjoy tutoring students in math, English, and standard testing exams. HireOwl connects with these students and gives them the opportunity to not only help freshmen through seniors in college get perfect grades on their exams, but offer them the opportunity to get positions as workers that can help you reach your personal goals. Whether it be tutoring for the SAT’s or ACT’s, or a teaching English to children across the world, we have the most qualified students at your fingertips.

You may be asking yourself why these students are right for you, the answer is simple. The students partnered with our service have excelled in their fields of studies. For example, SAT or ACT tutors understand the material on the exam and are even recommended by CollegeBoard. The official statement from the CollegeBoard is, “Using a tutor may increase individual scores by 50 points. This translates to an increase of 150 points on your composite score” (CollegeBoard.com, 2016). This could assist in your customer satisfaction and customer retention. Additionally many of our language tutors are foreign exchange students that came to America in order to further their studies and are excited to teach you languages they have known their whole lives.

Through the use of video tutoring paired with our new video resume system you can pick and choose which tutors are the best for the situation and job you are offering. Many of the tutors who display their resumes on HireOwl have been tutors for over 3 years, and through the analysis of their prior work history have been successful with positive reviews. These are the same students that will be advertised to you and will apply to your listing through our service.

When you begin your search for tutors make sure to check out the video profiles that are featured in their applications because you may find yourself with the right person almost instantly. To get started with your search with us feel free to post a job listing by following this link.

Why students should participate in the HireOwl referral program

Why students should participate in the HireOwl referral program

Hello Student! We have a couple of questions for you:

  1. Are you a university student who has many connections with your peers on campus?
  2. Are you interested in setting up a network of people who will grow and progress with you?

At HireOwl you are given the opportunity to invite your peers to join you on your career seeking adventure. Through the “Refer a Friend” system every time you get somebody to sign up and apply for a job you make money. By recruiting enough of your friends you can make up to 2,000 dollars, and since you’re inviting your friends it encourages more employers to post jobs as they notice that there are more potential employees.

Having the ability to recruit your friends to the website gives you a great skill which is social marketing. By learning social marketing at an early stage in your career development you’ll become a more valuable asset to any corporation as this is something that can generate sales for any business.

With tools provided by HireOwl you’ll be able to see how successful you are in your recruiting process by tracking your stats in the “Referral” section on your profile. Most importantly this opportunity gives you a chance to see what your friends are skilled in.

With a powerful social network you’ll be able to enter any career field with your peers and be able to start an entry level business. If you’re looking for more information on how our referral program works in a step by step system feel free to follow this link.

Login to HireOwl and start earning referral $ now!

Student Profile That Lands a Job

Student Profile That Lands a Job

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.

Quick Q&A

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!

Top 3 Summer Jobs for Students

Top 3 Summer Jobs for Students

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!

Internships

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.

Freelance Writing

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.

Customer Service

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.

A New Look at the Student Profile

A New Look at the Student Profile

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!

 

Networking Tips: Building a Base When You Don’t Have a Head Start

Networking Tips: Building a Base When You Don’t Have a Head Start

For some college students and young alumni, networking is a cinch because their networking groundwork was laid by access to successful parents, accomplished family friends or influential professors. Many (in fact, most) others have to start from square-one when it comes to building a network. When you’re starting from square-one, networking can be one of those daunting things that you wish you could have started earlier. The good news is it’s never too late to build a robust network of relevant potential colleagues and mentors if you know how to leverage your opportunities.

Tips for building a networking base

Don’t play the numbers game

When you hear someone say, “Oh, my mother’s friend/former neighbor/cousin-twice-removed works there!” repeatedly, it can be super frustrating if you lack similar acquaintances. But when it comes to networking you have to prize quality over quantity. Think of it this way: You might have 1,000 “friends” on Facebook, but does that quantity directly correlate with the number of people to whom you’re truly close? Probably not. Could all of those people help you identify what it is you want to do? Nope. And do 1,000 of them have the time to help you along the various steps as you achieve your dream career? Unlikely.

Take a step back and figure out what you want

It’d be great if we all had a powerful CEO on speed dial to help us get every job we’d like, but even those who do often struggle with the step that precedes picking up the phone: figuring out what you want to do. There are two general questions you should be asking:

  • What role do you want to play? Do you want to work in departments such as marketing, law or accounting? Would you be satisfied doing so for any company, so long as the daily work is in the field you enjoy?
  • What business or industry would you like to pursue? Are you willing to enter an entry-level program within the industry you seek, even if it takes a while to figure out what problems you’d like to solve on an everyday basis?

Whether you can answer one or both, your responses will help you focus your networking efforts. It’s important to remember that most networking conversations won’t end with a hire. Instead they’re a chance for you to learn, so that you know what internships and other job opportunities will put you ahead in a recruiter’s eyes.

Make a real connection

Another element of networking that stops some students from moving forward is its inherent self-centeredness. Objectively, you’re not reaching out to this person for altruistic reasons. You have a motive, and that is to see if he or she can help you along in your career. But a lot of beginners have trouble straddling that line between being professional and using somebody for their own gain.

The fact is that the sooner you get over that concern, the better. Everyone who engages in networking understands its purpose. Networking itself has morphed into an efficiency measure, where people meet for 15-minute coffee breaks, navigate heavily populated networking events and sometimes communicate only over email. Nonetheless, people will still go out of their way to help you if they like you, so it’s imperative to make a real connection with them. If possible, research what someone has accomplished so you can say with confidence why you’re contacting him or her in the first place. Reference his or her published works, past career or even personal interests when you reach out. This will help you know what questions you’d like to ask. Even if the contact doesn’t result in a job, you’ll likely learn much more about your desired field and what sorts of opportunities it provides.

Use what’s available

Now that you’ve considered what you want to do and are ready to do your research, start with what’s already available to you. If you’re at a university, the possibilities are just about endless. Office hours are a great time to visit someone you admire and ask candid questions about how to break into an industry. Professors and graduate students are there to help you and love talking about their fields, so they may encourage your curiosity and gumption. Assuming you have an on-campus career center, set up a meeting to speak with one of the individual counselors rather than simply sending a department-wide email seeking contacts. Chances are that counselor has experience working with specific alumni who would be willing to get coffee with you.

Networking is a task that requires patience and a willingness to continue digging until you’ve uncovered someone who can help you, even in a small way. So get cracking!