Almost 60 percent of highly qualified independent IT specialists and engineers highly satisfied Reutlingen, March 15, 2010. Self-employed professionals and engineers use especially the XING business portal for the acquisition of new jobs and the maintenance of their network. This is the result of a market study of the Projektdienstleisters SOLCOM among about 5,000 readers of his online magazine. SOLCOM is one of the leading companies when it comes to the occupation of IT projects with highly qualified specialists. Proud 86.3 percent named XING on the question what project portals / business networks to use?\”.

Among the available portals project work ranked second with 25.0 percent of the mentions. Multiple answers and free text responses were possible in this matter. The free text responses GULP ranks with 47.7 percent on the popularity scale at the top. The business networks specify also the field of acquisition instruments: 81.8 percent of the surveyed professionals called on the question of how acquire prefers new customers or Projects? \”, they would use for that project portals / business networks. 77.3 percent were also here multiple answers possible set wholly or partly to engineering for their acquisition. Personal recommendations play a role for 72.6 percent, while only 20.4 per cent use the own homepage or blog as an acquisition instrument. By far, biggest problem area in the initial phase of self-employment is exactly that: the acquisition.

The corresponding question with multiple answers were possible, 56.8 percent mentioned the acquisition of customers. 38.6 percent indicated that the marketing of own activity was the biggest area of concern during the start-up phase. High level of satisfaction remarkably are you at least for now, in the oft-cited economic crisis the answers to the question of how satisfied are with your current status as an independent?\” \”Here, 59.1 percent of the participants responded with very satisfied\”. Another 29.6 percent described themselves as pleased\”.