LinkedIn is a social networking site designed specifically for the business and professional community.
It is a business-oriented social networking site which is primarily used for professional linkages and its network members are called “connections” (which other social network sites and apps refer to as “friends” or “followers”). Just like each other social network has its main purpose for creation, LinkedIn as a social network, is created for professional networking and it is mainly used for that.
This American business and employment-oriented service functions through websites and mobile apps; it was founded on December 28, 2002 and was launched on May 5, 2003. Since then, it has been the dominant social network for the business and the professional community
As of June 2019, LinkedIn is estimated to have over 630 million registered members in 200 countries which are professionals in different fields of human endeavors. Also, they include business tycoons, captains of industries and government parastatals.
As a job seeker, LinkedIn is the best social network you should get addicted to, as it would interest you to know that (according to LinkedIn), there are more than 20 million jobs in this social network. You could be qualified or interested in any of them.
Employers and recruiters post job updates and vacancies and job seekers find job opportunities that interest them, and get updates about job vacancies to apply for.
There have been so many occasions where individuals get jobs on LinkedIn they didn’t apply for, through recommendations from there connection(s).
As a student, graduate or young professional, LinkedIn is your friend and you should make it your favorite social network so to build and expand your connections, meet new professionals in your field and from other fields of human endeavors.
It is estimated that more than one million companies have LinkedIn Company Pages , formerly known as company profiles.
LinkedIn is one of the best social networks you can market yourself, your company and your brands or products, and get recognition from local and international companies.
Your CV can be reviewed on LinkedIn, your experiences can be reviewed on LinkedIn and you can get things done hitch free, more easier than as it is in the real world. LinkedIn establishes the perfect environment for building and expanding your network.
You can increase your company’s exposure, and sell your brand or products through LinkedIn.
LinkedIn Company Pages increases your company credibility and attract business partners and investors to your business.
By receiving recommendations and having more connections on LinkedIn, it is a great opportunity for individuals to get offers and opportunities.
Most companies and employers of labour demand LinkedIn profile of the job seekers and the most job interview outcome is determined by the job applicant’s LinkedIn profile.