Bayt.com the region’s largest jobs portal is adding Social Networks for professionals targeting regional high demand jobs bundled into a service called Bayt Communities which they kicked off with MarketingHub.me namely for those interested in Marketing.
The portal which is still in public alpha wasn’t built for the hard core marketer alone, rather the creators have made it a hub for all those interested in the marketing industry with blog posts from thought leaders in the marketing industry such as Yousef Tuqan CEO of FlipMedia and other big names from the regional marketing industry.
The site which is divided into four sections focuses on providing industry specific knowledge some curated into ‘News & Articles’ from sources such as eConsultancy.com and FastCompany.com. The site also provides what ‘Thoughtleaders Say’ in a group of blog posts transferring knowledge and allowing members to follow them in a twitter like style that’s doesn’t come in real time.
MarketingHub.me which is still rough around the edges is well designed, simple and to the point, but is very susceptible to turning into a self indulgent marketing social network it’s creators should beware of falling into by continuing to curate and allow the community to contribute to the networks content.
I personally liked the fact I didn’t need to register, rather using my existing Bayt.com credentials to log into the website with minor tweaks to my profile image and online presence. You can also take a quiz and perhaps get some insight on where you stand career wise using the ‘Career Assessment’ tool.
Avoid the ‘From the Community’ section till after you’ve followed a couple of existing members as it won’t contain any updates otherwise, try my account ahmadfahad or for testing.
We’ll keep you posted on any developments and additional networks to Bayt’s Communities, but for now try it out if you’re a marketer or are interested in exactly what marketers do for a living.