7 LinkedIn Alternatives for Job Seekers

Business News Daily
Sammi Caramela

Finding your ideal career can feel daunting, but it doesn't have to be. With more advanced media sites, it's easier than ever to connect with potential employers and companies that match your talents. With the level of competition for employment, it helps to know someone on the inside and can help you get your foot in the door.

Sites like LinkedIn are key to finding a position on the field of your liking, and there are more than you realize. Here are seven alternative networking sites and apps you can use as part of your search.

Atleto

Working out is the new happy hour, and it's making its way into the business world, connecting clients and colleagues alike. Atleto, a social sports network, matches users with similar active/sports interests, skill levels and locations in order to create a healthy and productive atmosphere of business professionals.

Atleto says it promotes wellness among colleagues and employees of other businesses in the area. Stepping out for a quick tennis match or spinning class can boost workers' moods and connections with each other. The platform can also be used in-office for co-workers to destress as a team during lunch break or whenever else needed.

Beyond.com

Beyond.com calls itself "The Career Network," and it's easy to see why: Since 1998, this site has helped connect millions of job seekers with companies that are looking for candidates with their expertise and skills. The company offers job seekers access to its network of more than 500 industry-organized talent communities across the country so they can pinpoint an open position in the exact field and location they want.

In addition to listing career opportunities, Beyond.com provides members with original curated career content, so users can find the advice and resources that are most relevant to them.
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