The Behance Team has four main goals for this project:
(1) Help Creative Professionals stream the content in their portfolios into many different galleries, groups, and sites across the web.
(2) Help companies and recruiters find creative talent (i.e: designers, photographers, writers, etc...) in an efficient and inexpensive way (posted jobs are streamed throughout the network).
(3) Gather creative professionals across industries around specific projects/interests in the form of "circles" (can be private or public groups).
(4) Provide some element of "credibility" for creative professionals when networking (similar concept to LinkedIn - your network grows with each new link...).
Front Page: http://www.behance.net
My Behance Graphic Design Portfolio