January 28, 2015
I recently wrote about Portfolium, a San Diego company that has been expanding the reach of their service out of the EvoNexus incubator. In an effort to bring their platform to even more constituents, Portfolium today announced the launch of their first-to-market mobile porftiolio app that allows students to apply to jobs by hashtagging the desired company’s name – e.g. – #Tech.Co.
The whole concept of the Portfolium platform, now in convenient iOS form, is to connect young talent with desirable companies by helping them showcase their qualifications and skills that otherwise might not shine through on a traditional resume. The educational realm is undergoing an evolution of sorts, and companies like SpaceX, Qualcomm, and Boeing are using Portfolium to seek the next generation of employees.
“I owe it to my Portfolium for showing companies I wasn’t just a resume,” says Nicholas Montoya, UC San Diego, Mechanical Engineering Student. “My GPA would’ve disqualified me from my dream job at Northrop Grumman, but my Portfolium helped me prove GPA isn’t everything.”
To date the official unemployment rate for graduates under age 25 was 7 percent in May 2014 with the underemployment rate at almost 50 percent. By enhancing the traditional resume Portfolium brings the job recruitment process up to speed with today’s evolving education trends.
Driving the design and development of this platform is a philosophy that graduates simply need a way to access careers specially designed for their talents. They’re also helping employers vet employees through the application process by providing a much deeper view of a student’s passions, abilities, and potential.
“Portfolium now has a UC system-wide agreement to offer modern digital career portfolios to new and young graduates. The reception from our class of 2014 has been remarkable, and the product and service are top-notch,” says John Valva Executive Director, Alumni & Constituent Affairs at University of California. “I’m confident this partnership is going to be an incredible value-add for the UC student body, our future, and current alumni.”
Finally, grads can be more than just a resume and employers can see the true potential of those they are hiring; and all from the comfort of their mobile phones.
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