LinkedIn is taking value add to a new level with its new service they're calling ProFinder, already active in San Francisco and a beta launch gaining momentum in Los Angeles. Essentially they're curating opportunities and marrying them with appropriate professionals who then submit proposals. I'm delighted to be included at the start, with LinkedIn acting as my Biz Dev or Networker in Chief.
It's a far better solution than some Q&A type communities that are intended to foster confidence through relevant discussion, but in the end suffer from registered users whose answers look like full strategies. Maybe ProFinder's challenge will be in ferreting out legitimate queries from looky-loos, and if so, I'm happy to have them on the case!
So back to the idea of value add, my question to you is:
How can I help you today? Let's start a conversation.
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