Just started looking at SkillPages.com (although I did create my profile on the site - sometime ago... even made some attempts at some introductions.) I get emails for trial memberships and invitations to build new profiles all the time - so do my best to "check out" all that I can... Was impressed with the Skillpages interface and functionality - but was not impressed with the response that I received from the introductions and my attempts at introductions... but after interacting with a prospective candidate - I thought I would make an attempt at spreading the word about this wonderful social recruiting and social strategy tool.
Skillpages is very productive for the freelance and independent consultant/business owner as well as the "dead-end-job" employee - who wants to be recruited for their skills and not just employment history. It can definitely help draw attention to your candidacy if you have newly acquired skills (perhaps a former software engineer who just completed a Ruby-on-Rails training program and has contributed to a non-profit opensource project - and even has code examples!!) It can also be a very productive part of an organization's social recruiting strategy - because there are probably plenty of skilled people in your professional social network - and SkillPages helps you to organize and maximize that potential.
I think that SkillPages needs to build it's community and nurture a true ecosystem that will benefit all its members and community participants... and if done successfully, SkillPages will be an event better tool for candidates and employers... - we just need to help spread the word.
SkillPages is transforming the way people with skills connect to the people who need them. The platform brings together a member's real life social connections so they can find skilled people they can trust and also, to get found by people who need their skill. Right now, members world-wide are benefitting from SkillPages - finding skilled people they can trust and getting found by new customers, employers, business partners and more.
SkillPages makes it effortless to find skilled people. Post what skill you are looking for, instantly share to Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, then we'll match your need against millions of skilled people on SkillPages. You'll get recommendations from friends and applications from skilled people, so you can simply pick the perfect person.
Every day, over one hundred thousand skilled people get presented with opportunities through SkillPages - new job offers, new customers and more. These are opportunities that are not available anywhere else. Members are instantly notified when an opportunity matching their skill and location is posted so they can check it out and respond.