(PRWEB) July 28, 2009
CitiAlly (http://citially.com), a professional networking site with particular focus on the Middle East and Africa has been released. CitiAlly offers tools such as member managed groups, events scheduling and job postings to help members promote a business or progress a career. The services offered by CitiAlly are all free. Signing up to CitiAlly is simple and only takes a few minutes.
A unique feature in CitiAlly that differentiates it from many other professional networking sites is the central focal point of an account being a members career interest or business interest. A members interest may not necessarily be the same as the field they are working in, at the time of signing up. A member can start getting exposure in a field of interest and build contacts to prepare them better when they actually move into the field.
A member can also specify the countries that interest them which is another unique feature CitiAlly has included. By exposing the countries that interest them members will be able to attract the attentions of other members who are either located in those countries or also have an interest in doing business or following a career in those countries. In addition international recruiters will find the service useful as they can search and build a contact base supported by information on where potential recruits are interested in working.
Millions of professionals already turn to broad-based networking sites like LinkedIn to swap job details and contact information, often for employment purposes. Entrepreneur's also have turned to online forums, email lists and message boards to be updated on information related to their industries.
For various reasons, social networking has been slower to have the same impact in the business world. Monitoring and policing such sites to identify and ban falsified account holders can be difficult, and the sites are still in the early stages of turning their networks into sustainable businesses. In addition business users typically have limited times for online networking and are more likely to use such a service where a clear value add is identified.
Many of the popular professional networking sites available offer a varying level of service where by premium services are charged for. On premium services a user would typically have more access to contact other members and can be informed of who has looked at their profile. This can particularly be useful for individuals who are looking for a position, as identifying potential employers looking at their profile can help them prepare better for an interview, should their application reach that stage.
CitiAlly has recently been selected as a launch partner for the release of RateItAll's interactive review widget. RateItAll is a leading consumer review site that reaches millions of people. The interactive review widgets released by RateItAll allow both the posting of a review, and the browsing of the reviews of others - all without leaving the host site. This functionality is available for virtually any topic, including movies, books, gadgets, politicians, travel attractions, blogs, websites, celebrities, companies, and much more.