Networking and relationships are key to any successful business whether you are a job seeker, recruiter, business professional, or entrepreneur. Beyond.com goes beyond a traditional job board and allows for professionals to network with other professionals in an online location that is secure and specific to the job seeker’s industry and location. I like niche networks because they are targeted and specific for both parties and niche networks can help you cut through the clutter and establish and build real connections with industry leaders and recruiters.
And according to Beyond’s website they are the world’s largest niche network. Their 2010 Q1 report mentions that, 70% of Beyond.com job seekers are experienced with more than 5 years in the workforce. And because niche job networks are typically smaller they are also more affordable for employers to advertise their openings. In Q1 of 2010, 52% of newly registered companies on the Beyond network employed 50 or less employees.
To hear more about niche networking from Beyond CEO, Rich Milgram, check out this video below live from the 2010 SHRM Global Conference vendor area.
Thanks again to Beyond.com for sponsoring me and fellow SHRM Blog Squad member, April Dowling for part of our trip to San Diego.
Photo Credit by me, JMsquared of an Italian Window Niche.