The top five best social networks for professionals looking to get hired

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This article was written and published in Spanish and has been translated into English via Google Translate. Click here to read the original article.

Whenever you are looking for a social network for professionals you typically will only find LinkedIn – and yes, it is one of the most popular social networks. But here we offer the top five best social networks for professionals where you can not only find work but also you can offer yours.

Professional social networks are those that are aimed at job searching or focused on business and commercial activities where the interaction between professionals of the same field is sought to establish synergies and be able to connect with possible partners.

But each person needs a specific social network in order to find those colleagues with whom he can work or those networks in which he can exhibit his work as a professional.

64% of human resources professionals believe that active candidates in social networks have more job opportunities, to the point that one in five companies claim to have rejected some candidate because they do not know how to use social networks.

Viadeo

It is the second most used professional social network after LinkedIn and has 65 million users. You can find professionals from various sectors, business owners and companies around the world.

The goal of this social network is to find work, recruit staff and do business. In it are registered experts from many areas, so the range of possibilities increases. And as in the online world, you also have to be active with our professional profiles.

  • It offers a free registration in which you can only add contacts. You can show your CV online and participate in groups of entrepreneurs.
  • The other option is the Premium registration that allows you to be more proactive in the search for future members of the company by communicating directly and being able to link it to your corporate blog.

beBee

It defines itself as an Affinity Networking, an affinity social network. And although the hierarchy of this network consists of hives (groups of different kinds), bees (active members) and honey (your activity), it is serious and professional.

It is a social network that not only allows you to find work or recruit, but also allows you to interact with the members of the hive you choose and automatically you will have all your content on your wall to make it much easier to interact to generate engagement.

  • Bees: members of the social network. You can follow up to 11 million bees and you do not need to send invitations, this social network segments for you and offers you content and profiles that are of your interest, you only have to click on the sector that interests you.
  • Beehives: groups from HR, Marketing and IT to music and sports. And do not worry about not having followers or publish immediately, everyone in your hive will see your content automatically.
  • Honey: your activity. This social network will reward you as you share content from other bees and your own, but above all, you will reward the long post and with links.

Freelancer

It facilitates the search for employment and provides contacts to those people who work as freelancers. They have experts in all technical, professional and creative fields.

Within the social networks for professionals, it is a great option; If you need to find work, you just have to complete the profile and indicate the skills for which you want to be hired or stand out. From small jobs to large projects, segmenting work by the hour or with a fixed price.

In addition, it allows to create Contests to those people who need a Freelance specialized in social networks, web design, logo design, etc. So it will be an opportunity to see a board of projects and competitions to which you can access as a professional in the required area.

Coroflot

This social network for professionals is more oriented to graphic design. It is a free service to create portfolios with a very simple interface. There is no limit of images or videos and you can also see how many people have visited your work and have access to your statistics.

  • Free software to publish the images of your work together and descriptive text.
  • You can publish your work and / or educational experience.
  • Opportunity to get in touch only with other creatives, see their jobs and generate community.
  • In addition to sharing your portfolio, you have a job exchange where you can contact other artists and share comments about your work.

Social Network for Photographers

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The most relevant social network in the world of photography. It is the photographic community that has the best professionals in the world and one of the most respected within the collective. And most importantly, the largest curated photo gallery in the online world.

  • Each photo is selected by professional curators, which makes it a great opportunity to exhibit your best work and participate in competitions with the best photographers from all over the world.
  • Focused for both amateurs and professionals, this social network has a forum of great content of value (in English), blog and photo tutorials.
  • In short, a space where you can grow as a photographer.

This article was written and published in Spanish and has been translated into English via Google Translate. Click here to read the original article.
 
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Simon Baker is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Online Marketplaces and Property Portal Watch. Involved with property portals for 15 years, he’s a well-recognized expert and industry consultant.
As former CEO/MD of the REA Group for 8 years, Simon led the group to its current market-leading position. When he joined REA Group in 2001, it had $4m in revenues, $6m in losses and an $8m market cap.
By 2008, the company presided over $155m in revenues, $35m in EBITDA and enjoyed a peak market cap of $1b. Simon is currently Chairman of the Mitula Group and Real Estate Investar and a serial portal founder and, investor.