Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Opportunity?Opportunity is a 21st century business network that actively searches for opportunities (leads) to help grow your business, advance your career, create relationships and more. Opportunity uses a matching algorithm to:
1. Generate sales for businesses
2. Identify qualified job candidates for hiring managers
3. Discover employment opportunities for job seekers
4. Introduce people for the purpose of networking based on shared interests and more.
5. Connect professionals who want to date other professionals
To date, Opportunity has generated nearly 1 billion opportunities for millions of professionals around the world (190+ countries). Opportunity launched in 2014. To learn more about Opportunity watch this short video tutorial
Who Uses Opportunity?
Millions of professionals from 190+ countries in every industry imaginable use Opportunity everyday to grow their network, advance their business, further their career and create relationships. If you are a professional in need of sales leads, new job opportunities (or job candidates) or simply wish to grow your network in a more intelligent way, Opportunity is for you. We also have a dating profile option that allows you to connect with other professionals in a more meaningful way.
Does it cost anything to join Opportunity?
Yes and No. We provide a Basic Membership that allows you to access up to 5 opportunities for free. These are referred to as 'unlocked' leads - which you can message at any time. To access more than 5 opportunities, users must upgrade to a PRO Membership level. In addition to being able to unlock all of your leads, our PRO Membership allows you to access all of the features within Opportunity that will allow you to continue to generate more opportunities each day as well as more advanced ways to promote yourself and communicate with others.
How long does it take to create a profile?
Creating a profile takes less than 2 minutes - much less time than is required by most other networks. We ask for basic information (name, email, etc)... as well as a series of questions needed to help begin to find you opportunities. Depending upon which profile type you choose this may include: which industries you are involved in, your skills, employment type, where you do business or seek employment (regions), which types of people you would like to connect with (based on interests, gender, age), and more.
Is Opportunity A Dating Website?First and foremost, Opportunity is a professional network designed to match people based on business goals (employment, sales, networking and more). Starting in 2018, Opportunity released a new user option that matches professionals for the purpose of dating (currently in beta). As with all other profile types, the dating profile experience is kept completely separate from the other experiences (employment, sales, networking, etc.). For more information about Opportunity for Dating watch the video
Who Can See My Dating Profile?Only members that have created the dating profile and are a match to you will see your dating profile. Each profile type (sales, networking etc.) are kept separate, so those seeking a relationship will not be matched with the other profile types that are hiring, selling or networking.
What makes Opportunity different from other business networks?
Unlike other business networks which require you to waste time searching through thousands of profiles to uncover opportunities, Opportunity does the work for you. Each day our system scans our network of millions of professional profiles to proactively match (and connect) you with people who have indicated they need your services, skills and more. Opportunity is all about connecting you with people you should know not the people you already know. In short, we're an automated online professional matchmaker that never stops generating leads.
Is Opportunity associated with LinkedIn?
We have NO affiliation with LinkedIn.
How Does the Opportunity Matching Algorithm work?
Our matching algorithm uses basic information contained in your profile to match you with other Opportunity members who are in need of your service or skills. Depending upon which profile type you choose, we take into account such things as Industry Types, Skills, Location, Company Size, Employment Types and more... Our algorithm drills even deeper to discover other commonalities between you and others such as Gender Preferences, Hometowns, Age Preferences, Interests, Job Preferences as well as people you already know who you have in common. Additionally, Opportunity is able to discover hidden leads among your existing networks (such as LinkedIn). Each time someone in your existing networks join Opportunity and indicate they need what you offer (and vice versa), we let you (and them) know of the opportunity! To learn more about the Opportunity matching algorithm watch the video
I'm Hiring. How Do I Post a Job Opening?The Hiring Manager profile allows you to post job openings that will be matched to the millions of job seekers currently looking for jobs opportunity. Your first job posting is free of charge. To post multiple (or unlimited) job openings requires PRO Membership. Job Postings are matched with job seekers across a number of variables including: location, industry, skills, personality, managerial style, company culture, employment level, education, salary requirements and more. Job seekers can quickly apply to job postings using the Quick Apply feature - which includes a link to their LinkedIn profile URL. To learn more about posting a job watch our short video tutorial
Do you have a mobile app?
Yes! The Apps are available for both iOS and Android. The mobile app serves as a companion app to our website - allowing you to manage your opportunities (label them, message them, etc). Additionally, our mobile app will notify you each time we identify someone in your vicinity who can bring you an opportunity (a new sales opportunity, job opportunity, etc).
Why is ‘Forgot Password’ not working?
If you are having a difficult time receiving your Password it may be due to your email settings / preferences filtering our email. Please check your Spam folder. If you are unable to locate your Password Request, please email [email protected]. One of our support specialists will be able to assist you.
How To Upgrade to PRO Membership?
You can edit your membership by visiting our Membership Page. This page is also accessible from the header (PRO vs. Basic). Once on the Membership Page you can upgrade and/or downgrade your plan as needed. You can also cancel your membership from your Accounts Page (located in the sub menu below your profile image in the top right). Simply click the ‘Change’ link located along the top of the page. This will take you back to the Membership Page where you can upgrade or downgrade your account. (By Clicking Downgrade before your 30 day or 12 month cycle, you will not be charged for your next billing cycle. Monthly is charged every 30 days from upgrade date. Annual is charged every 12 months from upgrade date). To learn more about becoming a PRO member watch the video
Can you prevent my current employer from seeing my profile?
Yes! We allow you to add specific email addresses and company URL's to an exclusion list within your account - which prevents specific people from being matched with you and/or becoming aware of your profile. Additionally, we provide you with the ability to prevent your profile from being indexed (searchable) on search engines such as Google, etc. You can manage all of this on your Account Settings Page.