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Wayup Presentation

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WayUp is the #1 way to hire the right students and recent grads. We are the leading digital solution for employers to reach, engage, and recruit students and recent grads for internships and jobs.  

Start exploring the professional world and find an internship that is right for you, whether that is at a world changing non-profit, fast paced tech company, or Fortune 500.

Over 10 million students use Wayup to launch their careers. Start posting jobs and internships today!

Our Campus Hub helps students get to know companies through video, pictures of the office and employees, and the ability ask questions all year round directly to a hiring manager.


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Summary: WayUp was created by co-founders Liz Wessel and JJ Fliegelman. It’s only been around since 2014, but it has definitely managed to attract users, with 1.24million views a month. It hasa strong presence on social media: 6 985 followers on Twitter, 21 200 on Instagram, 6 081 on Linkedin, 74 210 on Facebook and there is also a Youtube page. Transparency is important to WayUp, which is why you can see the entire team (and their professional profiles, much like a CV) on the website.

Design: Unlike most job boards, there is no search engine on the homepage. The site is explained and introduced to users. If you want to check out the top companies, you can find them at the top of the page. However, to actually apply to job offers (and see them), you need an account. Once again, WayUp diverges from traditional job boards, by having jobseekers fill in the blanks of a text to explain their background. Thanks to their resume parser, it doesn’t take long to complete the form. At the end, the job offers appear in a grid with filters (job type, industry, location) above the screen. You can also tick a box for remote jobs only or quick apply only. The offers are sorted by relevance or newness. The offers only show a logo, a job title the company name and pay information. However, if you click on the offer, a description and application process appear. Getting back to the company pages, they are completely customizable. They include the company perks, the social media, photos, fun facts, the address(es), articles, etc. You can even follow them if you’ve created an account.

The job board objective: WayUp has a new way of looking at the job market. Graduates can browse the job offers that match the information on their CV.

Recruiter observations: As a recruiter, creating an account isn’t very clear. It looks like your only option is to contact the team.

Jobseeker observations: To create an account, you must be living in an American city. They also ask for your gender and your ethnicity. The resume parser does most of  the hard work of filling out the form.

The job offers: There are a number of unpaid offers. Luckily, it is indicated if the work is paid before you even open the offer. It’s difficult to know exactly how many job offers are currently on the site.

Reactivity: --

Special features: The interesting company categories; the testimonials; the blog;  the interactive photos of the team; the profiles for each staff member (including work experience, skills, hobbies and education – the same design is used for candidate profiles); the Youtube videos; job alerts; #PayTheInterns; Made with <3 in NYC; the forum.

Verdict: WayUp is a fun job board to use and the company pages are particularly appealing and informative. If you don’t use the site to look for work, use it for research on companies. The only drawback is  that the recruiter side of things isn’t clearly explained.

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