How many times have you applied to a so-called “entry level” position, only to find out that the company expects over 2 years of prior experience? Although you would assume that an entry level position would be lenient or understanding of an applicant’s limited experience, these types of job postings are becoming more common. So the question remains, how are you supposed to gain industry experience if you are unqualified for entry-level industry positions? The answer lies in beefing up your resume with quality experience through volunteering! One of the most effective ways to do that is through our new platform, the TalentEgg xocial Impact Movement.
How it Works
The first thing you need to know is how to use this egg-citing new platform to start boosting your resume and get noticed by employers, all while giving back.
- Visit our TalentEgg xocial Impact Page.
- View Challenges posted (we upload new challenges each week).
- You have to be logged in as a TalentEgg user to participate, so sign in if you are already a user or create an account with us!
- Select a Challenge you’d like to complete and you’ll be redirected to the xocial website where you can upload a photo, video or testimonial (depending on the Challenge you selected).
- Share, Share, Share! Once you’ve completed your challenge, make sure to share your social good and challenge your friends to do the same. Be sure to use the hashtag #TExocialimpact
The TalentEgg xocial Impact Movement is an excellent way to amp up your resume through community involvement. Every challenge completed racks up points towards earning badges. You can earn badges for leadership, teamwork, communication, initiative, critical thinking and more! These badges represent positive character traits and core competencies that are highly valued by employers and in the workplace. This is a great way to get your foot in the door with an employer by proving that you have done the hard work to gain these badges.
Transferable Skills and Core Competencies
Employers understand that students are coming into the workforce with limited professional skills and experience, but what cannot be taught are transferable life skills and attitude. This includes characteristics such as initiative, work ethic, leadership, communication skills, ability to meet deadlines, and self-motivation. All of these life skills are highly valued in the workplace and are constantly demonstrated by successful young professionals. As you may have noticed, the above character traits directly line up with the badges on xocial. So by earning these badges and showcasing your accomplishments to potential employers, both you and the employer can be confident that you’re putting your money where your mouth is.
Share your accomplishments online and on your LinkedIn profile to let potential employers see your professionalism and commitment to the community. Lots of people claim they are philanthropic on their resumes, but by completing TalentEgg xocial Impact Challenges, you now have the tools to back it up. Plus, not only are you demonstrating highly employable skills, you will also be giving back to the community in a meaningful way.
Get Started Today to Win $1000
This is an egg-cellent way to gain some experience to put on your resume, or just give back to your community, the environment and spread some kindness! Challenge your friends, peers, fellow students and co-workers to join in the fun – the more the merrier. Our TalentEgg Spring into xocial Impact Campaign ends Thursday, June 7th! There’s still time to join for your chance to win $1000! Plus, if you complete 10 Challenges by Friday, June 1st, you’ll be entered to win $250. We’ll be selecting 5 winners – good luck!