Carving out the professional cocktail party, talent pool that is LinkedIn may be the smarter strategy: a slice of something massive in all that is social.
You may have heard the analogies before e.g. LinkedIn is the cocktail party, Facebook is the backyard B-B-Q. Here's how LinkedIn is making it work in social in the power of that professional party niche, circa 2012 with their current successes & future plans. ~ Deb
Excerpted from Forbes, author, George Anders:
"There could be data on every economic opportunity, every skill required to get those jobs and every company offering those roles." ~ Jeff Weiner, CEO, LinkedIn
Linked is has:
- LinkedIn Today, a customized news site that lets people see a front page tailored for their careers.
- Thousands of profession-specific discussion boards, which cater to everyone from auditors to zookeepers.
- Opened sales offices in Germany, Japan, Brazil, India, Spain and Hong Kong.
- Plans to create an “economic graph” that would show all the matches—and mismatches—between needed skills and available talent worldwide.
“...There could be data on every economic opportunity, every skill required to get those jobs and every company offering those roles. There could be a professional profile for every member of the 3.3 billion people in the global workforce." ~ Jeff Weiner, CEO, LinkedIn
Via Rami Kantari, Deb Nystrom, REVELN Consulting