SayHelloThere.com, otherwise known as HelloThere, specializes in disrupting the relationship between job seekers and their potential employers. Now, the power of this disruptive approach is being made available to Syracuse University iSchool students for free.
HelloThere allows students to target specific internship or employment opportunities by creating custom webpages for each employer. By shifting the focus from their resume to their ability to interact using the latest technology and tools, students stand out more to employers.
To see how this service works, and get a sense of what potential employers will see, check out this short message from HelloThere co-founder, Shane Mac:
HelloThere allows students to include their resumes, post links to their professional portfolios, provide professional social networking connections such as LinkedIn, and add any other relevant information to further customize each page.
Perhaps the most powerful tool, however, is the custom analytics dashboard that HelloThere provides to students. Students will be able to see not only how many times a particular page of theirs is viewed, but where the viewer is located, whether or not they watched the embedded video, downloaded the resume, or clicked on any of the included links. By knowing which pages are generating more interest, students are able to better target their own job seeking resources.
HelloThere makes a fantastic companion service to BrandYourself, a company started right here at SU. Syracuse is proud to continue the tradition of making opportunities such as this, and a six month subscription to BrandYourself, available to its students to help ensure their success as they leave campus, and enter the proud Syracuse University Alumni community.
Through this sponsorship, Syracuse students can create their first 5 pages completely free – and only $2 per page after that.
You can get started building your own pages now by using your syr.edu email address at: http://www.sayhellothere.com.
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