Wayfindr is a 21st century career platform designed to transform the way we look for jobs, hire new team members, and plan for future skill needs.
On average, college students graduate with $28,500 worth of student loan debt. And, on average, spend $393 per month in loan repayments.
Wayfindr is designed to help students prepare to for work before they graduate, to launch a great career when they graduate, and to keep growing their career in the critical first decade of work (where three-quarters of lifetime earnings growth occurs).
We’re excited to announce the launch of our first #WinWithWayfindr giveaway. The lucky winner of which will receive $1,179 – equivalent to a three-month break from student loan repayments.
Here’s how you can enter and win:
Entrants can be current college students or anyone who has left college within the last ten years (whether or not they actually graduated).
And there are just three easy steps to becoming this June’s #WinWithWayfindr winner:
Step 1 – Like, tag and follow on Instagram
Step 2 – Create a profile on wayfindr.com
Sign up for free on Wayfindr and create your own profile.Wayfindr profiles look like this. They are interactive digital resumes that are designed to tell your story and get you hired for who you really are, not simply where you went to school.
Step 3 – Apply to our #WinWithWayfindr ‘job posting’
Once you’ve created your profile, find Wayfindr’s employer profile and follow it. (That’ll ensure you’ll be the first to hear about all our future giveaways too.)
Profiles must submitted before midnight on June 30, 2019. Our team here at Wayfindr will select a winner on July 1st, 2019 to win $1,179.
In a world of bland resumes and text-only job descriptions, Wayfindr is designed to help people tell their stories. And get hired for who they really are and what they can actually do, rather for just where they went to school.
As such, we have no set rules on what your Wayfindr profile must contain in order for you to enter and win the competition. Nonetheless, we recommend you to try out each of the Wayfindr core design elements – including elevator pitch-style video bios, interactive work experience job function and skill wheels, personalized image and video Glimpses.
The Benefits of Creating a Wayfindr Profile
Wayfindr’s multimedia information-rich individual, employer and educator profiles are central to our three-part mission to:
Resumes and text job descriptions hinder the hiring process. They are a low fidelity representations of complex people (you) and complex groups of complex people (companies).
Wayfindr profiles help people and companies share their stories and make better, faster job matching decisions based everything we squishy, imperfect, but mostly decent human beings find important; including values, interests, and skills of all kinds.
Future Proof People
Our careers are becoming less linear and more unpredictable. And. necessarily, the lines between working and learning are fading.
Wayfindr provides a marketplace of employment and education opportunities, together with a suite of patent-pending tools that help people grow and maintain meaningful, rewarding and suitably nimble careers.
Light up the Dark
Today, only 59% of college students graduate (within 6 years of starting). And, of those who do graduate, only 54% secure graduate-level jobs (within 5 years of graduating). The first decade of work is critical, its when three-quarters of our lifetime earnings growth occurs.
Early-career progress (or lack thereof) has long-lasting effects. Yet the pathways from good education to good employment are a ‘black box’. Wayfindr is designed to fill this information void to create better outcomes for students, employers, and educators.
Keep an eye out for 5 powerful features you won’t find on a resume:
- Video Intro.
- Interactive career timeline.
- In-profile employment Verifications.
- Interactive job functions and skills wheels (and skill attribution)
- Personalized multimedia Glimpses
One more thing…
Among the best things about creating your Wayfindr profile is that Wayfindr builds you a beautiful downloadable offline resume! Creating an effective offline resume is tough. We’ve made it easy.
The other great thing is that once you’ve made your Wayfindr profile, it keeps working for you 24/7/365. Some of the best companies in the world are busy preparing their profiles too.
Find. And be Found.
Details, details. They’re important. And here they are:
What will you win?
The winner will receive a check for $1,179 to cover their student loan payments for 3 months (or any other bills they need to pay).
And, for the record, the winner can be a current or past (within the last 10 years) college student. And, if you are a past student, you don’t have to have actually graduated to enter.
We live in a society that increasingly places good jobs behind an expensive pay wall; a college degree.
Wayfindr is designed to ensure people who attend, both the 60% who graduate and the 40% who (usually for financial reasons) don’t graduate, realize a positive return on their investment in education. Simply, by getting great jobs fast. And by keep getting great jobs throughout their early career.
As well as ensuring people come out of education on the right path, Wayfindr is working towards helping people get on the right paths into education.
Some colleges offer a great ROI. Some don’t. And some majors do. Some don’t. And sometimes college isn’t the best route at all.
There is, however, very little data out there to help us make what is typically the single largest and most consequential investment decision of our lives.
Wayfindr’s overarching mission to help individuals, employers and educators achieve their aligned and interconnected interests* by identifying, strengthening, and multiplying the pathways to good careers.
*Young people want good jobs suited to their skills. Employers want good people with suitable skills. Educators want good outcomes to signal their quality, relevance, and value.
Who can enter?
All current or past (within the last 10 years) college students are encouraged to enter. And, if you are a past student, you don’t have to have actually graduated to enter. Also, we don’t require you demonstrate or verify your student loan debt.
And we don’t actually require you to spend your winnings on your loans. Starting out our lives today is tough. College costs have risen. Graduate earnings haven’t.
Saving for a first home, to start a family, or, in fact, to do almost anything, is significantly more difficult and expensive in real terms (for the non-Econ majors, that means after taking inflation into account) for us compared to our parents and grandparents.
So, please spend your winnings in whatever way helps improve your life!
How long will the contest run?
- You must create your Wayfindr profile and have applied to #WinWithWayfindr on Wayfindr by June 30th.
- From the entries we receive, on July 1st we will select a winner who will win a check for $1,179.
How will we notify the winner?
The winner will be contacted on July 1st with further instructions and details.
Terms & Conditions
This contest/giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. We may require a contestant to show proof of their current or past student status (they do not need to have graduated). Only one entry per contestant. Wayfindr has full discretion on how the winner will be selected. Dates may be subject to change, if needed.
We will send the winner a large dummy check, along with a real one. We require the winner to take a photo with the giant dummy check and post it on their own social media account, tagging @wayfindrofficial and include our contest hashtag (#WinWithWayfindr).