WayUp, a new, hip and snazzy looking professional website with already over 3 million users have cropped up, and it has helped create a sea of living and breathing resumes for today’s employers. Think 90’s MySpace meets Linkedin.
Everyone has done it. Googled their name. The first five pages which come up, are your living resume. Not happy with what you see? Change it. What most people don't know, is that they can take ownership and create content on the internet which shows off an impressive profile worthy of sharing, and not be cringing at.
Thanks to WayUp, recently graduated college students can now show potential employers who they really are, beyond their professional LinkedIn profile.
Some may say that the line between a professional and a personal life has become blurred. Nowadays millennials are not merely looking for a paycheck when they search for jobs, they would rather be doing something which has meaning, as well as depth and impact; a company which they would be proud of contributing to or through, as a fellow human.
Liz Wessel, WayUp co-founder says that the company's goal is to humanize the job search experience and to get WayUp's users to look as impressive online as they are in person. "We decided to rethink the professional profile completely," commented Wessel.
Linkedin is professional but too professional. Facebook is a bit too casual. Whereas WayUp's goal is to bring to life the whole person. Will this "middle ground" professional platform evolve to encompass job-seekers other than millennials? As of right now - according to WayUp's "WHAT WE DO" section it certainly seems so. They state: The site is the go-to platform for early-career professionals to explore opportunities, receive advice, and get discovered by employers. Our platform is made up of students and recent graduates from over 6,600 campuses in the U.S.