The area of freelance recruitment is growing rapidly. ProFinder was launched on LinkedIn in October of last year. It is designed to help marketers find new clients. This is a development that could make big waves in the online freelancer platform space and could significantly alter the growing freelancer/independent workforce market.
Through ProFinder, potential clients looking for marketers will request the services they need. The system sends relevant requests to you, and you can choose to respond with a lightweight proposal. This is similar to existing service websites such as Thumbtack, Handy, HomeAdvisor, ServiceWhale, TaskRabbit, etc (which typically offer cleaners or home improvement type professionals).
Recruiting or staffing agencies can find Pros and Pros can sign up on the site as a freelancer or independent professional. Professionals in the following fields are included:
- Writing and editing
- Real Estate
- Software Development
- IT Services
- Business Consulting
- Financial Services
- And more
ProFinder is first being tested with freelance professionals in California. So for right now it is only available in and around the San Francisco and Los Angeles area.
Want more on this topic? Click here to read the benefits of ProFinder. Click here to understand how to build a successful LinkedIn ProFinder profile…to prep for when it’s available in your city.
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