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Hamburg, 25 June 2014 – What career options do I have? What have people in similar jobs also done? What kind of salary can I expect in a certain job? Questions like that are commonplace among the workforce, and FutureMe has the answers. FutureMe is the latest innovation from XING, the largest online business network in German-speaking countries. FutureMe provides XING members with information from the XING network that’s based on their personal career situation in order to give them ideas and guidance. This means that XING is helping its users to discover new opportunities and potential career paths, while also providing tailored information and assistance on how to reach their next step in their career. All of this customised information comes in an appealing design.
Profiles for more than 2,300 different professions
FutureMe shows the many different paths XING members have taken to get where they are today, and over 2,300 different professions are available. FutureMe also provides a salary range as well as the main places where people in that job are based. FutureMe is available free of charge to every XING member by visiting the XING Beta Labs, a separate section where XING offers test versions of various features and products.
Thomas Vollmoeller, XING AG CEO, said: “FutureMe is the first social network feature specifically aimed at helping members to shape their future career. It doesn’t matter whether you want to become a manager, sailing instructor or are looking for a part-time vacancy – FutureMe shows you your options and how to arrive at your goal. By rolling out FutureMe, XING is bringing a whole new level of transparency to the labour market by allowing people to research their intended career path and available options.”
Now available in the XING Beta Labs: A revolutionary product to help you plan your career
The idea behind FutureMe was concocted in 2013 at XING’s Prototyping Days event where the company gives employees from every corner of the company the opportunity to put aside their usual work for a few days to focus on an idea aimed at shaping the future of online business networking. After the prototyping stage, the team members present their work to the entire company. This is how FutureMe was born in 2013.
Jens Pape, XING CTO, said: “A small team of employees came up with FutureMe, and they presented the idea with such conviction that we said ‘We’re going to ship that!’ A dedicated team then set to work building a prototype which we’re now rolling out in our Beta Labs. We’re really looking forward to working with our users so we can continue shaping FutureMe. We’ve incorporated various ways for users to send us their feedback.”
FutureMe is now available free of charge by logging in to XING and heading to
futureme.xing.com in the
XING is the social network for business professionals. Around 14 million members worldwide – over 7 million of whom are based in German-speaking countries – use XING to boost their business, job, and career. XING is a platform where professionals from all kinds of different industries can meet up, find jobs, colleagues, new assignments, cooperation partners, experts and generate business ideas. Members can meet and exchange views in over 50,000 specialist groups, while also getting together at networking events. The platform is operated by XING AG, which was founded in Hamburg, Germany, in 2003, has been publicly listed since 2006, and listed on the TecDAX since September 2011. In December 2010, XING acquired amiando AG, a Munich-based company and Europe’s leading provider of online event management and ticketing. The acquisition of kununu GmbH, the leading platform for employer reviews in German-speaking countries, allows XING to extend its position as the social recruiting market leader.