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June 6, 2005: LinkedIn
LinkedIn touts itself as strengthening and extending members’ existing networks of trusted contacts. It’s a networking tool that helps members discover inside connections to recommended job candidates, industry experts, and business partners.
LinkedIn aims to help members accelerate business effectiveness and career success by leveraging the network they already have.
Professionals can get access to LinkedIn Jobs, a relationship-powered job network that allows professionals to search job listings and discover inside connections to hiring managers, HR professionals and recruiters. Employers and recruiters can post positions on LinkedIn Jobs and get great candidates recommended by their trusted contacts.
LinkedIn is currently used by 2.7+ million professionals across the globe, making LinkedIn’s base of registered users three times larger than those of all other online business networks combined. LinkedIn has more than 800,000 users in Europe and 230,000+ in Asia.
Users maintaining their professional networks, keeping in contact with friends and colleagues, and posting building their profiles and reputation use LinkedIn at no cost. New members must receive an invitation from an existing member to join. (I’m a member; if you’d like an invitation to join, e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org).
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