Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Another Way to Network About Careers Online: Yahoo! Kickstart

Yesterday Lindsey Pollak blogged about another new social/professional networking site: Yahoo! Kickstart. It's billed as "a professional network with a distinct purpose: to help college students connect with professionals and alumni who can help them find the right internships, post-graduate jobs, career development advice, support and mentorship." Sounds like it's right up our alley!

Kickstart fills the gap between Facebook (more social than professional) and LinkedIn (a bit too hardcore for college students, maybe). So it has the potential to take off (but maybe not as much as if it were sponsored by Google...). I think it's worth joining to see what happens.

You gotta give Yahoo! credit for some cheekily clever positioning. In their list of reasons to join is this one: "Uncle Ron may work for IBM, but it doesn't mean you want him writing on your wall or poking your friends." Um, yeah.

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