Five Reasons Why You Should Join Groups on Experts Exchange

Posted by · November 10, 2014 4:47 pm

Experts Exchange Groups give its 3 million community members the chance to hone in on their technology passions and personally connect with like-minded peers, experts, leaders and potential career connections.

Joining a group is a quick way to jump-start your career. It could lead to your next project, or help you score that job you’ve long dreamed of. For those skeptics who tend to skip out on any kind of group activity, here are the top 5 reasons why you should at least check out Groups on Experts Exchange:

1. Learn More

Experts Exchange is chock full of solutions and learning resources, but Groups offer a new dimension of learning. Interactive and specific-interest based, they open up a dynamic dialogue where group members can share ideas, ask questions, offer suggestions, spread news, develop best practices and sound-board new theories on niche technology fields. Have a special area of interest? Join or start a group to learn more about it from the people who know best and care most.

2. Expand Your Network

Experts Exchange is home to more than 3 million technology professionals in a wide range of disciplines. With Groups, you can now better connect with members outside of question and answer threads based on topics that matter to you, such as specific technologies, IT fields, events or news topics. Use Groups to meet, follow, message and benefit from Experts and peers with similar interests. You may find a tech professional to help you launch your start-up. You may get personal advice from your tech hero. Or you may find your doppelganger in another company on the other side of the globe who has just solved the problem you’ve been grappling with. No matter what, you’ll find a bigger, better network to support your career.

3. Build Your Following

By creating a group, you can expand your reach and influence, and further establish your role as a tech industry leader. Groups offer a new platform for you to provide valuable insight, advice, predictions and work opportunities for engaged IT professionals that value your opinions and look to you for tech solutions. And, just as with solving questions, sharing with a group also enriches your own understanding of and passion for that topic. With 3 million members, it’s likely you’ll soon have a fellowship of peers with whom to exchange thoughts, article links, stories and crazy ideas.

4. Make Money

Engaging in Groups gets you more profile views and demonstrates your industry expertise; it could land you your next gig or full-time role. (Tip: be sure to enable the Hire Me button on your profile to let other members know you’re available for contract or permanent employment.) Use Groups to view and post work opportunities within your areas of expertise, or make connections with industry leaders in fields or companies you’d like to work for.

5. Find a Mentor

True mentors are rare and hard to come by in the real world. By joining a group, you can gain immediate, 24/7 access to potential mentors, top influencers, technology gurus and business leaders in your areas of interest. Groups are a great tool for accessing, following and interacting with these Experts on a meaningful, personal level. Whether you need a second opinion on a project, or to validate a concern you have in the workplace, mentors with experience can help you avoid costly mistakes and provide you with the guidance you need to improve.

Get started with Groups today on Experts Exchange to expand your professional network, learn, and share with millions of IT professionals.

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