With over 100 million users representing over 200 countries around the world, LinkedIn is a fast-growing professional networking site that allows members to create business contacts, search for jobs, and find potential clients. Launched in 2002, the site currently offers services in many languages. The figures put Europe in second place with 21 million subscribers, behind the U.S. which account for 44 million and ahead of Asia and its 15 million users.
Individuals have the ability to create their own professional profile that can be viewed by others in their network, and also view the profiles of their own contacts.
LinkedIn takes your professional network online, giving you access to people, jobs and opportunities like never before. Built upon trusted connections and relationships, LinkedIn has established the world’s largest and most powerful professional network (see also our article about VIADEO).
After convincing Microsoft and Google, Twitter, microblogging reference, seduces the professional social network LinkedIn. Thus, now users of both platforms members can automatically bring up some of their publications and updates made from one site to another. Via the application tweets, LinkedIn members can share automatically update their employment status with their “followers” on Twitter, as we have explained that in our article about Twitter.
Finally, we had found 7 reasons to have a profile in Linked In:
- Jobs & Hiring
- Profile Lookup
- Build New Relationships
- Service recommendations
- LinkedIN Groups
- Search refined
- Strengthen old relationships
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