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Social networks for professional networking

Social networks that promote professional networking for creators, builders, and dreamers.


The world's largest professional networking platform.




Helps groups of people with shared interests plan meetings and form offline clubs in local communities around the world. Meetup is the world's largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group. Meetup's mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize.

Social Networking Sites for Medical Professionals

Folks in the medical field are increasingly joining the social media-sphere for job hunting and networking.

RallyPoint - The Professional Military Network

RallyPoint is the #1 professional military network that connects organizations with the right military talent.

Professional Women & #Mompreneurs Social Networks

Network groups and communities that support entrepreneurial women regardless of where they are stationed. These networks provide a community of support, ideas, resources, collaboration and professional networking.

Social Business Networking

A List of Business Social Networks.Welcome to Social Business Network, a group of creative, dynamic professionals working to challenge inequality by creating innovative, collaborative, cooperative solutions for global development.


BranchOut utilizes your Facebook network to find your professional inside connections. BranchOut debuted in 2010 on Facebook as a free application for professional social networking and job searching.


Get everything IT for free from Spiceworks: a community of IT pros, and an app with network monitoring, help desk, active directory, and more! Do your job (or find a new one!), talk-shop with IT pros and vendors, show off your IT projects, and get the scoop on everything from products and services.




XING's claim-to-fame is that it is a small-world network for professionals. By their own claims, they are used in 200+ countries. It has basic free membership and enhanced paid membership, to access profiles, groups and forums, and other social community features.




60 million people | 2,700,000 companies | 30,000 Groups | 5 million alumni | Professional Network - United States.

Social networking for businesses that facilitates information sharing. Their offering is to help you to connect with like-minded professionals, showcase, find jobs, brand promotion, and growth networking.

11 is the largest online community for human resources professionals featuring articles, news, webcasts, events, white papers, discussion forums, templates, forms, best practices and more.

Stage 32

Stage 32 is the world's largest social network and educational hub for film, television & theater creatives. Connect instantly with our 300,000+ global members either privately or through the Stage 32 Lounge. The talent in our community ranges from novices to Academy, Emmy, and Tony award winners. This is networking on overdrive.

  • Ashish Gupta


    Ashish has several years of experience working with content. He is a technical communicator and a community builder by profession; UX advocate and a quality champion by nature; and a Chemical engineer from IIT Bombay by academic qualification.

    In his spare time he likes to spoil his son silly, test workflows, identify usability enhancements and new features in software that he uses, and indulge in the online communities. Other interests areas in which Ashish dabbles are Instructional content, eLearning, social media, SEO, project management, life skills, watching soccer, fantasize about running long marathons some day, and occasionally trekking in the Himalayas.

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