San Francisco. Milan. Rome. Until the introduction of social websites, people had confined means to develop business networks and establish connections, especially if it was across borders. Through BAIA Link, the online business community of Italian and American professionals, the opportunites to connect with business professionals, discuss business deals and exchange information is no longer limited by physical proximity.
Here below is a guide on how to search and connect with BAIA Link members and how to tap into the resources, forum discussions, and events of the BAIA Link community.
BAIA Link Member Search
Under the Members tab, click on Search Members: this advanced search form allows you to search for members based on specific criteria (shown below). Your search query may be as broad as possible, for example you may want to look for all members who are interested in Advertising and Marketing, or narrow and specific, for example you can search for only those members who are marketing managers in Italy.
As an open social network, BAIA Link enables its members to post any relevant event pertaining to Italy-US. These events range from art exhibitions and food festivals to technology conferences and events organized by BAIA.
Besides using keywords to find events of interest, you can easily start by having a look at the most popular events, by clicking on the Popular Event Types featured on the events page.
It is also very useful to use the tagging function on the events page. Since all baia events have specific tags, to view the list of events organized by BAIA in 2011 search for BAIA 2011. If for example you are looking for conferences, a good way to do that is using the tag conference.
BAIA Link Forum: How to Search for Resources
On BAIA Link, the discussion forum is designed to facilitate knowledge sharing and discussions. The BAIA Link Forum is organized around a few key areas:
- Event discussions: Discuss past and upcoming events in the US and Italy.
- Business opportunities: Find and share ideas and opportunities for business in the US and Italy.
- Careers: Job opportunities and career resources for and from the BAIA community. Need to hire? Looking for a job?
- Ask the Consulate: Questions, opinions, discussions about visas, passports, bureaucratic procedures, and everything related to the Italian Consulate. The BAIA Link community or maybe someone from the Consulate will answer.
- and More! View the complete forum categories here.
If you are a relatively new BAIA Link member, chances are that the forum search function may prove to be effective in finding useful resources posted by the BAIA Link Community in the past.
BAIA Link Careers Section: Destination for Job Seekers
Recently, the careers section has become one of the favorite destinations for job seekers. Here are a few discussions shared by the BAIA Link Community:
- Tips for Internship and Job Seekers in Silicon Valley
- Useful Links for Job and Internship Seekers
- The Best Resources on Silicon Valley
Become a BAIA Link Member
Now that you know how to search for members, events, and resources, sign up and become a BAIA Link Member. It’s easy and free. Post your own discussions on our forum and connect with the 1,400+ members of BAIA Link.