Whohub’s goal is to develop a “social network for creative professionals based on their capacity for self-expression and collaboration”. In other words, you use Whohub to not only paste links to your business and social network sites, you also answer a series of interview questions to convey more specifically who you are, what motivates you, and what your goals are. It’s sort of like posting a personal job interview or being interviewed on the Larry King Show – that is, depending on how you choose to answer the questions.
Why Use It?
Whohub provides another way to publicize your work and experience to potential clients, employers, associates, or colleagues. What you reveal about yourself is up to you. Whohub says it automatically optimizes all interviews for search engines. It also provides customized HTML code that you can embed into your blog or other websites to publicize your interview.
There are of course interview questions for linking to your other sites and sites you recommend to readers. You get a personal URL to share with others, and you can contact other professionals like yourself, in order to share experiences or collaborate on projects.
The site contains interviews from people all over the world, in more than 100 countries.
How It Works
Setting your interview profile on Whohub is very simple. You select a category (e.g., writing, cooking, politics, advertising, art, music, entrepreneur) that fits what you mainly do or are interested in.
Each category has a dozen or more unique questions from which you can choose from. For example, if you’re a writer, questions may include: “What did you first read? How did you begin to write? Who were the first to read what you wrote? What discipline do you impose on yourself regarding schedules, goals, etc?” and “What is your creative process like? What happens before sitting down to write?”
Just because you’re given a long list of questions, however, doesn’t mean you should answer all of them. If you want people to actually read your interview, you might limit your responses to say 10 questions, focusing on ones that convey what you think readers most need to know about you.
After setting up an account, you can edit or delete your responses, as well answer additional questions. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a way to add your own questions to the list.
As you might expect, you can share your interview on various social networking sites.
To further build your profile, you can maintain a log of your current activities and projects, as well follow other “authors” and send them messages.
Whohub.com also features a pretty large free jobs board, where you can search by title, company, location, and job type. Job searches are free, but there’s a fee for posting jobs. There are also forum and bookmarking sections, but they are linear-based and only broken up by language.
There are some excellent questions in the forums where users asks people to help them with a project, respond to their published work, or answer tough discussion questions like, “What is the cause of the global economic depression?”. There should be a way, however, to do a topic search of forum questions instead of clicking from page to page in order to read the long and growing list.
Let us know what you think of Whohub and feel free to post a link your interview page.
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