LinkedIn: Worlds Largest Professional Network. By: Shea Ferraro. Presentation Overview. What is LinkedIn History of LinkedIn How it works Site Overview LinkdIn for students. What is.
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LinkedIn: Worlds Largest Professional Network By: Shea Ferraro
Presentation Overview • What is LinkedIn • History of LinkedIn • How it works • Site Overview • LinkdIn for students
What is LinkedIn is a social networking site for professional purposes. LinkedIn has more than 225 Million users in over 200 countries. The membership grows approximately two members per second.
History of • LinkedIn was founded in 2002 by Reid Hoffman and founding team members from PayPal and Socialnet.com (Allen Blue, Eric Ly, Jean-Luc Vaillant, Lee Hower, Konstantin Guericke, Stephen Beitzel, David Eves, Ian McNish, Yan Pujante, and Chris Saccheri). The site was officially launched in 2003. The purpose of the site was professional networking. • Reid Hoffman, while no longer serving as CEO, is now Chairman of the Board.
History Continued… • The LinkedIn headquarters are located in Mountain View, California. They also have offices in Chicago, Omaha, New York, London, and Dublin. • The company is funded by Sequoia Capital, Greylock, Bain Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, and European Founders Fund. Through 2011 the company has been given 103 million dollars of investment. • Company worth roughly 7.5 Billion • Began being publicly traded in 2011 as LNKD
How Works Upon signing up for your membership, which is free, LinkedIn will begin to ask you questions such as what your education history is, what your job history is, what skills you have, what awards (if any) you have received, and what the best ways to contact you are. LinkedIn will then ask for a picture you wish to use for your profile. Once you have finished those things, you are ready to use LinkedIn. You can then search contacts using a work email. These contacts are called connections.
How LinkedIn Works Continued… • Users can not upload their resume any more. This was a feature but became redundant in late 2012. • It can then be used to find jobs, people and business opportunities recommended by someone in one's contact network. • Employers can list jobs and search for potential candidates. • Job seekers can review the profile of hiring managers and discover which of their existing contacts can introduce them. • Users can post their own photos and view photos of others to aid in identification. • Users can now follow different companies and can get notification about the new joining and offers available. • Users can save (i.e. bookmark) jobs that they would like to apply for.
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