August 24, 2012

WorkFu – Career Building For Trendy Professionals

For years, people have used LinkedIn to network online and build the types of working relationships that ultimately lead to desirable jobs. Now there’s a new player in the game. WorkFu is similar to LinkedIn, in that it provides job seekers with tools for networking and job seeking, but differentiates itself from competitors by relying on Twitter as a way to help hiring managers find talented professionals looking for work.

WorkFu relies heavily on social networking tools to find the career opportunities you qualify for, and you’ll need to authorize WorkFu to connect with your Twitter account in order to sign up on the network. Create a profile that includes a headshot, professional biography, industry-specific keywords, and links to all the social networks where headhunters can find you online. You can also include a reading list to give hiring managers a bit more information about your interests outside of work. All job opportunities that come into the network are given a “FuScore,” based on how relevant the opportunities are given your professional background and personal connections. When WorkFu finds a job you’d be perfect for, the network will give that opportunity a high “FuScore” — signaling you to apply for the gig. To file an application, just click the “Apply” button and your resume will be sent to the hiring manager immediately.

Hiring managers can use WorkFu, as well, as a way to find qualified job seekers in their industries. WorkFu will immediately suggest qualified candidates for each opportunity a manger posts, and the network will provide managers with the information needed to contact those candidates directly when opportunities become available. Hiring managers can communicate with applicants through the WorkFu system, and records of these communications are available through the network’s dashboard at any time.

Practical Uses:

  • Find a job that takes advantage of your unique skills
  • Build connections and relationships with people in your field
  • Search for qualified job applicants for a positioning opening up at your company
  • Get access to job listings that haven’t been posted elsewhere online

Insider Tips:

  • WorkFu users must have Twitter accounts
  • The more information a user adds to his profile, the more accurate his professional keywords will be
  • WorkFu integrates with networks including Twitter, LinkedIn, Forrst, GitHub, and Stackoverflow
  • Job opportunities are listed based on relevance

What we liked:

  • Job seekers can reduce the time they spend looking for jobs online
  • Applicants can apply for jobs with just one click
  • WorkFu automatically assigns users with keywords that represent their expertise, interests, and skills
  • Hiring managers can get recommendations for which WorkFu users are worth contacting for available jobs

What we didn’t like:

  • Because WorkFu is new, there are still relatively few hiring managers using the network


Company Info:

  • Launched: May 2012
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: London, England
  • Founded by: Mike Kus, Neil Kinnish, Pete Nelson, and Adam Martin
  • Web site:


  • Free


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