Start by clicking here and following this link to the main page, where you’ll be asked to fill in the blanks from the list, that correspond to the area of assistance you are in need of. The LinkedIn ProFinder service and very specific and targeted, and ask several questions to help you drill down what you need, and articulate it in a way that is simple for freelancers to fully understand before sending a proposal to you.
You pretty much follow the exact same directions as above, but you’ll start out in this section. Like the business owners, you’ll be asked to choose your area of expertise, and then the pic from follow-up questions that help you drill down your area of expertise. While you may be talented in many areas (or at least think that you are), you can only choose one to showcase at this point.
**The system does require that all users provide their phone numbers when signing up.
Once you’ve selected the area that you either need assistance in, or would like to provide assistance in, you’ll receive a message letting you know that your account has been reviewed, and you will receive approval notification within 24 hours. Seems like it’d be irritating, but I kind of like the idea of them taking that long to vet each and every applicant. That will go a long way in maintaining the integrity of the site.
Once you’re all set up, be on the lookout for that email confirming your account. From that point, you’ll be able to begin setting up your profile (most information will be simply exported in from your LinkedIn account. Changes made to your LinkedIn account will be automatically reflected in your LinkedIn ProFinder account was well.
Overall, I think this is service is a great idea and will be definitely getting mine all set up! Feel free to come connect with me! Stay tuned for a follow-up post with think you’ll need to know about setting up your Linked ProFinder profile page, and tips hiring freelancers as well as marketing yourself as a freelancer.
What are your thoughts on the new LinkedIn ProFinder? Will you be joining? Drop a comment below.