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Myspace for engineers

by mel starrs on March 13, 2007

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via ENR (a US publication – how come the UK press hasn’t seemed to have picked this up?)  a story about a ‘Myspace for engineers’, called i-spark.  Looking at it, it seems more like ‘Linked-In for engineers’ to me (see my Linked-In profile on my sidebar).

i-spark has a mentor/mentee type membership which might be useful, but only if they gain a critical mass of members.  It remains to be seen what value this gives for the built environent – currently it’s a seller’s market for most disciplines with jobs aplenty and a shortage of staff through architecture, engineering and project management.  Good article in the Independent here highlighting the engineering skills shortage.  The career advancement part of the site might suffer for this reason.

If anyone registers, let me know.  I’ve logged in, but I can’t be bothered to set up a profile if I’m going to be on my lonesome…