Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) February 24, 2009
Now is the Time to Focus on Professional Networking
With the U.S. economy in recession and the global economy witnessing its worst performances of the past few decades, professionals of all backgrounds and disciplines are finding themselves and their careers at risk and in need of redirection. Many job-seekers return to the world of academia during difficult times like these in hopes of better equipping themselves and pursuing higher positions once the market rebounds. Others however, prefer to stay in the workforce no matter the challenges they must overcome. When companies tighten their belts and limit or cut recruiting altogether, one of the most effective, if not only, ways for this second group of individuals to advance their careers is to leverage their personal and professional contacts. In order to maximize the chances of being hired and securing a job amidst intensifying competition, job seekers must make use of all vantage points.
In response to this need, the world has witnessed a growing interest in professional networking websites and platforms that have sprouted in recent months and years. Allowing users to centralize all of their personal and professional contacts in a single source, these networking sites enable job-seekers to maximize the reach of their search and benefit from connections. Most of these websites focus primarily on increasing network-size in number and maintaining relationships with former and current colleagues, classmates, and friends. While these intentions present considerable value, users have increasingly expressed a lack of interest in the websites due to the static nature of their services - the limited interaction between users once profiles have been built and initial contact has been made.
OySite ("Own Your Site"), a new website receiving a lot of attention, represents the next generation of professional networking platforms. OySite enables its users to promote themselves and their businesses in innovative ways with a wide range of tools that add real value to professional networks... all for free! Unlike other social and professional networking sites, OySite distinguishes personal entities from those of businesses, allowing users to create unique profiles for each. This concept, coupled with users' ability to write and publish press releases, upload promotional videos and commercial advertisements, join thematic groups, search for job opportunities and potential employees, write recommendations for clients, colleagues and partners, and much more, creates a very dynamic and engaging environment. While OySite inherently facilitates the growth of its users' professional networks and the development of intra-network relationships, the website's focus on what can be done with a centralized professional network and how value can be brought to users' career development and business ventures results in a very attractive forum for all.
In today's digital era, the professional world thrives on technological and virtual interaction; for that reason, professionals of all backgrounds and disciplines should engage in building their networks on a website like OySite to drive real value to their careers and businesses. Especially in economic downturns like the current, leveraging personal and professional connections - an objective made easy on OySite - often times is the golden ticket to finding the perfect job and sustaining a business in a less-than-favorable environment.