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9 Professional Networking Alternatives to LinkedIn

13/10/2018

There is plenty of networking websites like Quora and social networks like Facebook and Twitter. But when it comes to professional networking, the most famous site is LinkedIn.

LinkedIn has become the world’s largest online professional networking site with more than 562 million members in over 200 countries and territories worldwide.

Here, in the article, we have compiled as the professional networking alternatives to LinkedIn:

#1 AngelList

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AngelList is the most popular LinkedIn alternative. It is a simple to use and an effective platform that helps connect job seekers with countless numbers of organizations looking to hire professionals with targeted skills for free. This site is exceptionally efficient, easy to use and secure.

It is also the place if you’re looking to raise fund for your own startup or invest in a startup, as well as hire professionals for your startup.

#2 Opportunity

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Opportunity is the first service to use a scientific approach to generate the right sales leads, job opportunities, job candidates, develop business connections via an algorithm.

The professional matchmaking algorithm looks at a change of data points including location, type of industry, skill sets and other signals from around the Internet.

Opportunity also offers a dating algorithm and is free to use.

#3 Meetup

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An important alternative to LinkedIn for professional networking is Meetup. It gives you plenty of opportunities to meet like-minded people, both professionally and personally.

It allows users to schedule events using a common platform. It conveys people together to do, explore, teach, and learn the things that help them come alive.

#4 Sumry

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Sumry is the world’s first and best introduction tool. It uses your unique story to build better connections.

It helps you create work portfolios and resumes online. It highlights your education, expertise, certifications, work experience and also showcases any recommendations from persons who may have worked with you in the previous job.

As soon as you find a job of your interest, it provides an opportunity to be introduced to the company even before you officially send them an application.

#5 Jobcase

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Jobcase goes a little deeper than LinkedIn in displaying your true profile.

It allows you to build an extensive portfolio that shows your educational details and work experience along with preferred salary, work conditions, whether willing to relocate or not and personal qualities.

It is free to use and you can either directly sign up or log in with LinkedIn, Facebook or Google account.

#6 Viadeo

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Viadeo is a professional networking platform whose members include business owners, entrepreneurs and managers. It had 64 million members, 2,700,000 companies and 30,000 groups.

It offers personal profile hosting, keeping your online address book, helping you stay connected to your contacts and many other services. It is the most popular professional alternative in France but isn’t limited to France.

#7 Hired

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Hired is a two-sided marketplace, matching cool companies with technology talent and offer free profile hosting for professionals.

It collects information like a basic profile, information about what candidates are looking for, and resumes information, and then heads that through a series of back-end algorithms and processes in order to discover the best match for that candidate.

#8 Xing

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Xing is a European career-oriented networking site for allowing a small-world network for professionals.  It has members in more than 200 countries and a multi-language interface to help networking in a culturally different world.

It offers personal profiles, groups, discussion forums, event coordination, and other common social community features.

#9 Data.com Connect

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Data.com Connect is built on a unique concept; it provides you with both the contact number and the email id of the individuals from the targeted companies that are listed in the business directory.

It is free to use and get the latest contact information updates of people from any business from the regular members to even the senior executives.

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