Several prominent marketeers, including - Scott Stratten, author of UnMarketing and Martin Buckland, principle behind Executive Career Management repeat the message that skills need to be visible, prominent and meaningful.
There are a plethora of 'tools' under the banner 'Social Media' that can be used to help you be found or find others, most unfortunately have been developed for a specific country market place. Whilst LinkedIn was developed initially for the N.American market - the vision was always to be a global product with global value and variances.
I have come across a social media tool that has high potential and should definitely be in your armoury, whether you are looking to be found or are seeking to find:
|Tool to help you Find and be Found!|
One of the reasons I like this tool, and the long term potential, is that you can select your Country and then specify your skills using multiple headings. For businesses, you can search for people with the skills you seek, and even drill down to a specific geographical area. Check out my Skillpages profile and when you join, I would be very happy to be part of your trusted network.