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Skills - Frequently Asked Questions - Kalido

Skills

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What skills can I add?

Skills on Kalido cannot be:

  1. Illegal in your country
  2. Sexual in nature
  3. Related to the distribution or consumption of illicit substances
  4. Related to the distribution or usage of firearms
  5. Intended to discriminate against a particular group.

How do I add skills?

On the Skills tab (or the leftmost Kalido tab, for users of older versions), select ‘Provide a skill’. You’ll be taken to a screen where you can specify the skill or skills you want to add. You’ll also be able to specify which networks can see this skill, what you charge for it (if anything), and when you are available.

How do I find people with a specific skill?

On the Skills tab (or the leftmost Kalido tab, for users of older versions), select ‘Meet Skilled People’’. You’ll be taken to a screen where you can specify the skill or skills you are looking for. You’ll also be able to specify which networks can see your search, what your budget is (optional), and when you are available.

How do I find skilled and interesting people in my networks?

What are some of the skills currently available on Kalido?

The best definition of a skill is knowledge or talent that can be applied to create or inform something. This includes intellectual work (e.g. automotive design, genetic counselling), physical work (e.g. bricklaying, dog walking), and academic or other expertise (e.g. zoology, investment banking). Sharing your skills on Kalido means you’ll get matches in the networks you choose, and you’ll be able to more easily help your professional, personal and extended network members.
You can also use Kalido to find partners for sport, like a running partner. We’re firm believers in work/life balance, so we encourage connecting for professional and social reasons. Although we use the terms ‘skill’ and ‘search’, all we really mean is ‘something I’m good at doing’ and ‘someone who can do something I want.’

What if the skill I want isn’t shown in the list of options?

If you can’t see your unique skill, you can add it just by typing in the box that says “Add a new skill” after you select “Provide a skill” from the Skills tab.

How should I phrase my skill?

Just phrase it as you would normally speak. Because Kalido uses natural language searching, it doesn’t matter if you say you can provide bongo ‘lessons’, or bongo ‘classes’. Kalido will intelligently match you to the right person. The only important thing to remember is that your service should be able to complete the default phrases of ‘I can provide…’ (for skill providers) and ‘I want to meet…’ (when you’re searching for skilled people).

I have lots of skills, how can I showcase them all?

Great! You can do it manually, of course but we like to make things simple at Kalido. So, if you have a LinkedIn profile you can add all the skills you have on that profile to your Kalido profile in a couple of taps right from your profile screen on Kalido. Similarly, as you are browsing other people’s skills on Kalido, when you see a skill you have, you can add it to your profile in one tap.

Who can see my skills?

Anyone who sees your profile can see only the skills you can provide, that you have also chosen to share with the networks that they belong to. For example, if you worked for Company X, and you chose to share each of your skills only with members of the Company X network, your friends from Company Y would not see those skills when they viewed your profile. For each skill you have, you can choose which networks can see it.

What happens if Kalido can’t find a match for me yet?

If Kalido can’t find a match for you, you can add more networks to your search or skill, or increase the allowable distance for a match. And new people are always signing up to Kalido, so sometimes a little time is all it takes!

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