May 08, 2015

Shaking Up The World Of Careers

It's May and for final year college students the world over, that means preparing to take their all important exams and begin the journey of setting their fledgling careers on the right path.

With so much time spent worrying about, and studying for exams, there is little time left to explore how to place their foot firmly on the rung on their chosen career ladder. After all that time spent in college, no one wants to get off to a shaky start and miss their footing.

Shaken & Stirred

This week on The Right Hook, we kickstarted a business that aims to change the way students explore, discover and start their careers. Shake, founded by Kevin Holler is a platform designed to connect students with companies offering paid internships to the brightest and best graduates. 

Shake cleverly invites students to start telling the story of their CV one chapter at a time, under headings including Skills, Projects, Experience & Education.

Two Shakes Of A Thrilling Tale

Kevin wants to issue a thrilling call to discovery to soon-to-be-graduates, as well as attracting great employers, so Gerard suggested that he needs to build on his powerful mission to 'change the way students explore, discover and start their careers' by evoking much more of that world of discovery.

At present, the invitation is presented in a fairly sedate, if competent, way and there's a real need to paint more pictures of the exciting world that awaits and send out a real call to action to the would-be explorer. As George noted, visual testimonials are a great way to use success stories for just this purpose.

Over To You

What else can Kevin do to issue an irresistible call to adventure? Listen back to Kickstart Your Business and let us know what you suggest?

We'd love to hear from you.

Kickstart Your Business is broadcast live on The Right Hook on Newstalk106 in Ireland every Thursday at 6.20pm and is available on Playback immediately afterwards.

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