Others, however, prefer to stay in the workforce and have no desire to go back to school. One of the only ways for these individuals to advance their careers during an economic downturn is to leverage their personal and professional contacts. When companies are tightening their belts, limiting or cutting recruiting altogether, job applicants will be running around with few options of where to go. In order to maximize the chances of being hired amidst intensifying competition, job seekers must make use of all vantage points. The only problem is professionals’
One of the newest professional networking platforms getting a lot of attention is GoBuzz.Me. Unlike all of the other social and professional networking sites, GoBuzz.Me distinguishes personal entities from those of businesses, allowing users to create distinct profiles for each. Along the same lines, users can write recommendations for their contacts (either a business or an individual) on behalf of a business or themselves. This dynamic exchange allows for a truer and richer networking experience and multiplies the number of opportunities to make additional contacts and add value to a professional network. Once the profiles are created, users can browse all other users’ public profiles (business and personal) through an aesthetic and user-friendly interface, post and search for jobs in any geographic area, publicize or search for events of any nature, create or join groups in order to share interests and connect with others and upload or watch videos of all types.
While some of these features already exist on other websites, GoBuzz.Me is unique in that it offers tools and services that allow users to promote themselves and their businesses. As an individual, your credibility and reputation will be built by the recommendations that others write for you and the work experience that you publicize on your profile. Then you can present yourself to all other users on the site through a number of mediums – thematic groups and discussions, live and face-to-face events in your area, and promotional or informational videos. As a business, you can publish press releases to inform the public of product launches, key business development headlines and other hot news; you can post video advertisements and customize marketing campaigns; and you can recruit business resources and create new opportunities by pursuing leads.
In today’s digital era, the professional world thrives on technological and virtual interaction;