LinkedIn recruiting agents for matching service

LinkedIn's ProFinder may provide more reason than ever for agents to beef up LinkedIn profiles
  • LinkedIn's ProFinder, which currently only covers San Francisco, is set to match consumers with agents.
  • Agents can sign up for the ProFinder network now.
  • ProFinder generates up to five proposals from professionals for consumers or employers.

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Fred Glick received a call from LinkedIn representative about three months ago. Would Glick be interested in joining a referral network that LinkedIn was rolling out in the San Francisco Bay Area? Glick, who owns the cloud-based California brokerage Arrivva, said he was. The network Glick was invited to join could underpin the potential agent-matching component of ProFinder, a referral platform that LinkedIn is rolling out in the San Francisco Bay Area. The tool lets users post jobs to receive proposals from up to five professionals. LinkedIn began testing ProFinder with jobs in three categories: accounting, graphic design and writing and editing, The San Francisco Chronicle reported in mid-October. But ProFinder is scheduled to expand to cover additional markets and business verticals. "We are exploring potential verticals for expansion, but cannot, at this time, confirm anything beyond the fact that real estate is among the short list of those we're considerin...