LinkedIn is a professional social networking website. Founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking. As of 9 February 2012, LinkedIn reports more than 150 million registered users in more than 200 countries and territories.The site is available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, Japanese, Czech and Polish. Quant cast reports LinkedIn has 21.4 million monthly uniqueU.S. visitors and 47.6 million globally. In June 2011, LinkedIn had 33.9 million unique visitors, up 63 percent from a year earlier and surpassing MySpace.LinkedIn filed for an initial public offering in January 2011 and traded its first shares on May 19, 2011, under the NYSE symbol “LNKD”.
LinkedIn is more on the professional side than compared to Facebook or any other networking sites. There are various reasons as to why one should join this site, especially for someone who is a graduate.
1. This site can help build a contact network – is built up consisting of their direct connections, the connections of each of their connections (termed second-degree connections) and also the connections of second-degree connections (termed third-degree connections).
2. This can be used to gain an introduction to someone a person wishes to know through a mutual contact. Also users can upload their resume or design their respective profiles in order to showcase their work.
3. This site can also be used to find jobs and employers can list jobs and search for potential candidates.
I recommend in joining this social networking website for managing your career in the right manner.
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