LinkedIn is the most popular business-oriented social network aimed at the professional community. LinkedIn /ˌlɪŋkt.ˈɪn/ is a business-oriented social networking service. Founded in December 2002 and launched on May 5, 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking. In 2006, LinkedIn increased to 20 million viewers. As of June 2013, LinkedIn reports more than 259 million acquired users in more than 200 countries and territories. The site is available in 20 languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, Japanese, Czech, Polish, Korean, Indonesian, Malay, and Tagalog. As of 2 July 2013, Quantcast reports LinkedIn has 65.6 million monthly unique U.S. visitors and 178.4 million globally, a number that as of 29 October 2013 has increased to 184 million. 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".
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It is an open and broad platform to find a job. By publish your work experience, you could find the appropriate job for yourself. At the same time, you can broaden your horizon. I've learnt quite a bit, got some great tips, participated in groups and discussions and even provided some tips if my own. Excellent platform for keeping and getting in touch with colleagues. I look forward to learning more, making new friends, rekindling old business relationships and participating in the wider business community. LinkedIn is amazing because it introduces substance to the world of social networking. It's good to have a hub for professionals that want a break from the riffraff of typical social media sites. And the job seeker membership is definitely worth the coin. What I like about LinkedIn are the various professional groups that can be followed. Many professionals have the same issues and it is a great way to see different solutions. It is also a good way to keep in touch with others that know about your working habits and skills.
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