Using Social Networking to Kickstart Your Career
By Kristina Cowan on November 06, 2007
Yahoo Inc. has unfurled a professional social network to help college students and recent graduates kickstart their careers.
According to a blog-post by Scott Gatz, Yahoo’s senior director of advanced products:
Y! Kickstart is a professional network with a specific purpose: to
connect college students, recent grads, alums and professionals to find
jobs, internships and career advice.
It’s based on the premise that everyone does have a network: the school
you went to, the frat/sorority you were in, the professional/interest
group you are in, the companies you interned or worked at. Kickstart
makes it easy to create and browse that kind of network. While we
started with a focus on college students, I’ve already found it a
useful networking tool for me to catch up with old coworkers and fellow
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