If you follow any of the Office of Alumni Career Management’s social media accounts, or have visited our webpage lately, you’ve probably noticed information we’ve posted about Alumnifire.
Alumnifire is the premier social networking site for graduates and current students to meet and network with one another. It’s dynamic platform and offerings are exclusive to the Ohio State community – meaning you have exclusive access to the tools and benefits of this great tool simply by virtue of having attended this great university!
Currently there are more than 5,000 students and alumni networking and growing their professional presence through Alumnifire, and whether you are among that number or have never even heard of this tool before reading this post, we are here to give you the top three reasons you should be using Alumnifire to jumpstart your networking and career development today!
- – Alumnifire takes the stress out of networking
We’ve all been in a situation where we were faced with the task of “networking” and it seemed like an overwhelming thing to take on. Whether it was just that the sheer number of people around was simply too much, or perhaps that you were intimidated because you weren’t exactly clear on how to approach someone or what to ask – sometimes networking is just plain hard.
Alumnifire takes the pressure off, though, by letting you know upfront what the people you meet are looking to offer you. Each time a person signs up for an account, they are asked if they are interested in offering any number of helpful tools to other Buckeyes. This may include anything from general career advice to introductions and informational interviews to relocation assistance. This way, when you come across someone you would like to connect with, you’re immediately given information on what kinds of assistance they are open to providing for you. This means that connection with them is easy and painless, and you don’t have to worry about stressing or “bothering” someone for a connection. They’ve already offered their expertise and time to you – you simply need to take advantage of it!
- – Jobs!
Not only does Alumnifire offer a job board where members are able to create postings based on current openings that they are responsible for within their companies, it also offers you access to job postings from each company that currently employs a registered Buckeye.
Alumnifire’s dynamic technology has the ability to capture company information about where your fellow Buckeyes are currently employed, and then cross reference that with any job postings for that company from all across the internet! This way, not only do you have access to jobs posted by those fellow alumni who are in a position to make hiring decisions – you also have access to listings made at the companies of each registered Buckeye regardless of whether or not they actually posted the listings themselves. Pretty cool right?
- – FREE and EASY Career Building Tool
Hands down the best thing about Alumnifire is that you have access to all of the resources and tools provided on the site absolutely free by virtue of being an alumnus of The Ohio State. From a huge network of fellow alums nationwide looking to provide varying levels of support in your career, to information on career paths and jobs in general, to mentoring opportunities, Alumnifire has you covered in a free and easy way.
Now that you’ve heard a little about what there is to be gained from Alumnifire, we have just one question for you:
Why haven’t you joined yet?
Sign up here to get started today!