Does Germany have its own LinkedIn?
September 2, 2010 6:29 AM   Subscribe

Does Germany have its own LinkedIn? Is there a strong professional social networking community in Germany apart from LinkedIn, in the way France has viadeo? China and Japan are also of interest, but I care most about Germany. For the sake of future readers, other countries are welcome. Does not have to be in English.
posted by whatzit to Work & Money (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
In Japan, it is probably Mixi. It is Japanese facebook with blogging rather than LinkedIn though.
posted by theTokyoGirl at 6:55 AM on September 2, 2010

Yeah, I know Mixi, but does anyone use it for jobs? posting their CVs, etc? I am specifically interested in professional-social networks, not social-social ones.
posted by whatzit at 7:16 AM on September 2, 2010

Xing is a German company, and what all my German colleagues use (as well as LinkedIn).
posted by cmonkey at 7:27 AM on September 2, 2010 [1 favorite]

cmonkey has it.
posted by chillmost at 7:30 AM on September 2, 2010

All my German colleagues are on Xing too. It's a Very Big Things there, and it allows to put titles and diplomas everywhere (LinkedIn does not focus on that), which is a social must in Germany.
posted by knz at 8:32 AM on September 2, 2010

Xing indeed helped me find German people, and with a lot more granularity than what LinkedIn could give me. In addition, when you register on Xing, you get a week of free premium account privileges.
posted by whatzit at 4:07 PM on October 2, 2010

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