Sunday, March 20, 2016

12 Alternatives to LinkedIn

  1. Makerbase - for individuals who make software, such as apps and websites launched in 2015 by ThinkUp’s founders – Lifehacker founding editor Gina Trapani and entrepreneur Anil Dash.
  2. LunchMeet - iOS app influenced by the book “Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time” by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz and uses LinkedIn’s API so that you can schedule impromptu lunch meetings with your LinkedIn contacts in order to create meaningful face-to relationships.
  3. Xing - founded in 2003 where you can find jobs, partners, advice, or list an opening in your business and the largest business network in German-speaking countries and has more than 14 million members. 
  4. Plaxo - launched in 2002 by Napster co-founder Sean Parker, Plaxo is an online address book that automatically update, synchronize, recover, and unify your contacts. 
  5. - proudly calls itself “The Career Network,” and since 1998 it has connected more than 45 million professionals with a wide-range of companies involved in the technology, healthcare, business, and marketing industries. 
  6. Connect - Salesforce’s Connect provides both the phone number and email address of companies listed in its business directory. 
  7. Sumry - publicly launched in 2014 and is a web app that builds online resumes and portfolios uniquely highlighting your education, certifications, skills, work experience, and even testimonials from people you have worked with in the past in a full timeline, as opposed to just another resume.
  8. Jobcase - has been powering more than 100 job sites since 2009 but only entered the social media networking scene until 2015 as a way to ask questions or join groups relevant to your industry allowing you to create a comprehensive profile that describes not only your education and experience, but also your preferred salary, work conditions, personal traits, and whether or not you’d be willing to relocate. 
  9. EFactor - founded in 2008 becoming the world’s largest entrepreneurial community where members have access to both online and offline access to the people, tools, and resources to make meaningful connections.
  10. - launched in 2014 and helps matches member to local businesses. 
  11. Doostang - founded by Stanford University in 2005 as an online career networking community that help members locate career opportunities in finance, consulting, technology, media, and entertainment. 
  12. LocalsNetworking - since 2013, it has been providing a platform for members to build their own referral network in their community.

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