Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are the networks that everybody uses to remain in contact with friends, family and the potential customers and even to promote their businesses. If you are a business professional or a recruitment agency in the USA then you must know that there are further social networking platforms, other than LinkedIn, that will allow you to frame a network with different communities.
LinkedIn, as we all know, is the world’s largest professional network used by more than 610 million users worldwide. But there are a number of other websites and platforms that can add supplement value to the skills of various recruiters and staffing agencies in USA.
We have complied some of the best social networks for professionals like recruiters, entrepreneurs, freelancers, business owners, bloggers, etc that are worth looking at!
A European-based career-oriented social networking site, Xing enables a small-world network for professionals. It offers personal profiles, discussion-forums, groups, events and other common social networking features and is used by people in more than 200 countries.
A competition to LinkedIn, Xing is available in 11 different languages viz. English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, simplified Chinese and Turkish.
One can search jobs, post jobs and research companies. Even though it’s free to use, but like LinkedIn you can go for a premium membership to unlock the additional features.
A job search engine overpowering more than 100 famous job sites since 2009, Jobcase Inc. is a technology company that provides a job marketplace and social platform. It provides groups, hiring tips, profiles, endorsements and is integrated with job search services like Indeed, GlassDoor and CareerBuilder.
So setup a profile, browse a huge database of jobs, join groups and participate in the discussions!
Like other professional platforms, Opportunity helps connect candidates with professionals who can provide employment and relationship opportunities in various sectors.
With Opportunity, you can-
- Build relationships
- Hire the best talent
- Accelerate your Lead Generation
- Find job opportunities
It doesn’t matter if you are a job seeker or an employer; this platform has millions of new opportunities waiting for you!
A network that allows you to browse and post jobs, AngelList also connects startups with investors to help raise funding. It was created with a mission to standardize the investment process and to help startups with their challenges in fundraising and talent.
AngelList helps you in-
- Getting a job in more than 100k startups (which include both posting as well as finding a job).
- Investing in startups and build a diverse portfolio.
A messenger-based mobile app and desktop application, Slack offers many features including persistent chat rooms/channels organized by topics, private groups and direct messaging. You can share content including files, conversations, etc. You can also talk in depth over voice or video calls directly from Slack. Screen sharing is also available.
Slack offers security and protection of their customers’ information via two-factor authentication, encryption, etc.
Bark is designed to connect local professionals with people who are in search of their services. If you are looking for a professional’s assistance then you can cut down on search time by using Bark.
It will reach out to professionals in your area and circle back with estimates. Even more valuable, you can set up your own profile and be paired with prospects. Also, if you are a staffing agency and are looking for candidates, Bark makes it easy for you to get the best ones.
There are plenty of other networking options to help you make meaningful links and connections. In fact, some of the above-mentioned alternatives may be more helpful because they focus on creating more professional connections based on your location or niche.