The Bay Area is hopping lately and people keep asking if I know anyone I can recommend.
“Know any designers?”
“Know any good Flash people?”
“Know any good web developers?”
I wish there was an easy way on LinkedIn to automatically link these people together. I equally get people from the other side looking for work. Oftentimes, I’ve managed to connect these people together (I believe strongly that having a network is worthless unless I share it) but lately I’ve found I’ll sometimes forget who’s looking for what.
What I’d like to see is an auto-match from my network of people who are looking for a skill set and people who are looking for certain types of jobs based on keywords. Then I can simply elect to forward these introductions or not (without either party knowing if I chose not to).
C’mon, LinkedIn. Help me help my friends.