LinkedIn

Get the most from your professional network

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LinkedIn Overview

What is LinkedIn?

LinkedIn is a professional networking site that allows members to create business contacts in order to search for jobs and find potential clients. Users can build a professional profile that can be viewed by others in the network.

With more than 546 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenue coming from Talent Solutions, Marketing Solutions, and Premium Subscriptions products. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn has offices across the globe.

LinkedIn Overview

Pricing

Starting from
N/A

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Basic version of LinkedIn is available for free. There are different pricing plans for Recruiters, Job Seekers and Sales Professionals.


LinkedIn Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 3 others, India, Japan, Germany
Supported Languages
Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French and 11 others, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Media

Users can find and apply for jobs, and view job recommendations
See who viewed your profile and where they work
List skills, and collect and showcase endorsements from other users
Search for jobs using keywords via mobile device
Using the career interests dashboard, users can set their career interests by location, company size, industry, and the job titles they're interested in pursuing
LinkedIn offers integration with the Profile Card in Office 365
Users can Refine job searches on the LinkedIn jobs tab by location, distance, company, job title, job function, salary, industry and date posted
LinkedIn offers a one-click apply feature to submit your LinkedIn profile for the job opportunity
LinkedIn video LinkedIn screenshot: Users can find and apply for jobs, and view job recommendations LinkedIn screenshot: See who viewed your profile and where they work LinkedIn screenshot: List skills, and collect and showcase endorsements from other users LinkedIn screenshot: Search for jobs using keywords via mobile device LinkedIn screenshot: Using the career interests dashboard, users can set their career interests by location, company size, industry, and the job titles they're interested in pursuing LinkedIn screenshot: LinkedIn offers integration with the Profile Card in Office 365 LinkedIn screenshot: Users can Refine job searches on the LinkedIn jobs tab by location, distance, company, job title, job function, salary, industry and date posted LinkedIn screenshot: LinkedIn offers a one-click apply feature to submit your LinkedIn profile for the job opportunity

LinkedIn Reviews

LinkedIn Reviews

Overall rating
4,5
/
5
Excellent
378

Very good
200

Average
44

Poor
5

Terrible
5

Value for Money
4,3
Features
4,3
Ease of Use
4,4
Customer Support
4,1
91% recommended this app
Nathan S.

An honest review of LinkedIn


Abdul waudud C.

Nothing to compare with LinkedIn

My overall experience with LinkedIn is so far so good. And I will not be going to discontinue Linkedin in the near future.


Ibrahim Z.

The platform of choice for professional networking

LinkedIn is very powerful and help our business to grow by providing interesting insights into the job market.


Yaroslav K.

Professional Social Network that is trying HARD to reach you | Only for GrownUps!


Saugat S.

Serious About A Career? -Have a LinkedIn Account!

My overall experience has been outstanding since I started using it. It was in 2014 I guess that I started using it and since then, I have got connected to 100+ people with whom I learn a lot from. Likewise, I also use it to see job listings and its amazing.


Nathan S.

An honest review of LinkedIn

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/10/25
Review Source: GetApp

Pros

LinkedIn is everything work professionals need to connect and interact.
1) Professional social network feel - I like the ability to share posts, add comments, message connections and find jobs, or opportunities.
2) The connections feature is probably the most underrated feature of LinkedIn. It's not just enough to have connections, if your connections know you well, they can recommend you for skills, on job applications and more.
3) LinkedIn Premium features may not seem like they are worth the extra money but if you can afford it, there are some valuable features that you can use
- The most obvious one is see who had viewed your profile. For some reason you have to pay for this but it is a good feature to have.
- The Featured Applicant feature under LinkedIn Premium is great for job seekers, where you can apply for jobs and are put at the top of a recruiters list.
- E-Learning courses - LinkedIn allows you to also take elearning courses (from their purchase of Lynda.com) to update your skills and even save courses for future reference.

Cons

1) LinkedIn tends to send too many emails notifications over the course of the week. There is a way to turn them off but it seems a bit odd that a social network would be sending out so many emails.
2) Not everyone will find the premium features useful. Yes it is great to be able to apply for jobs or see who has viewed your profile, but those do not always seem to justify the cost of membership.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Abdul waudud C.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Nothing to compare with LinkedIn

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/08/31
Review Source: GetApp

My overall experience with LinkedIn is so far so good. And I will not be going to discontinue Linkedin in the near future.

Pros

LinkedIn is the best Social networking platform for Professionals. You can say it as your virtual portfolio that open to the whole world. You can showcase your education, professional skills, and past job experience here in an organize way. Millions of job seekers publish their profiles here and millions of recruiters look for professional talents. It also uses as a marketing and lead generation tool. Its available on all os platform and devices.

Cons

There are some fake employers and fake user profiles in LinkedIn, which is not acceptable in professional social networking platform. Also, the Linkedin premium is a bit costly.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Ibrahim Z.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

The platform of choice for professional networking

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/17
Review Source: GetApp

LinkedIn is very powerful and help our business to grow by providing interesting insights into the job market.

Pros

LinkedIn is great because it has the appropriate mix of information and professional networking making it a convenient go-to app for recruiters and professionals looking for opportunities. LinkedIn search and referencing features are very useful to matching roles with candidates

Cons

Creating a profile can be challenging at times and as everything in life if you want to obtain a good result you must invest time on it. Some automated tools (á la Google) that use ML to predict some information could make the process easier/quicker.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Yaroslav K.
Industry: Higher Education
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Professional Social Network that is trying HARD to reach you | Only for GrownUps!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/08/05
Review Source: GetApp

Pros

*Linked in is a great tool for professionals

In comparison to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, VK and others, Linkedin is not searching for traffic or huge amount of visitors. The platforms aims to target only relevant people.

It has no fun(technically) or no specific aim to connect genders.

And this is the beauty of the network. It is the best tool to find job, have your work contacts separated from your REAL LIFE and expand your possibilities and career.

Cons

*Design is quite old, which is the same issue with almost any social network today,
*Great functionality and integrations come at the cost and they made Linkedin slow and unusable on old devices.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Saugat S.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Serious About A Career? -Have a LinkedIn Account!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/08/10
Review Source: GetApp

My overall experience has been outstanding since I started using it. It was in 2014 I guess that I started using it and since then, I have got connected to 100+ people with whom I learn a lot from. Likewise, I also use it to see job listings and its amazing.

Pros

LinkedIn I believe is a professional development app because it allows you to connect with likeminded people, learn from their expertise and share your knowledge and opinion too. It has reformed a way that CV or personal profile is shared. It alsoballows to add multimedia pieces in profile which isvery unique than that of other apps. If you really want to build your career or to network with people, LinkedIn is one of the best.

Cons

Since, I am habitual to use general network apps, LinkedIn seems to have a little busy look or maybe a bit sophisticated that makes me use the featurea less.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,8/10
Based on 632 user ratings
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LinkedIn Pricing

LinkedIn Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Basic version of LinkedIn is available for free. There are different pricing plans for Recruiters, Job Seekers and Sales Professionals.

Basic version of LinkedIn is available for free. There are different pricing plans for Recruiters, Job Seekers and Sales Professionals.

Value for Money
4,3/5
Based on 632 user ratings
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LinkedIn Features

LinkedIn Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Performance Management
Real Time Reporting
Recruitment Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
4,3/5
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Additional information for LinkedIn

Additional information for LinkedIn

Key features of LinkedIn

  • Advanced people searches
  • Advanced search filters
  • Alumni tool
  • Articles
  • Blogging interface
  • Chat-like messaging
  • Chatbot
  • Create a company page
  • Group suggestions
  • Homepage feed
  • InMail messages
  • Introductions
  • Join groups
  • Keyword search
  • Lead builder (premium feature)
  • Multi-media
  • Native videos
  • Network suggestions
  • Notifications
  • Professional gallery (work examples, photos, video, etc.)
  • Real-time conversations
  • Recommendations
  • Reference search (premium feature)
  • References
  • Review analytics
  • Sales alerts (premium feature)
  • Search
  • Search categories
  • Skill endorsement
  • SlideShare
  • Smart replies
  • Targeted searches
  • Trending topics via the newsfeed
  • Unique profile link

Benefits

With LinkedIn users can:

- establish your professional profile and control one of the top search results for your name.
- build and maintain a broader network of professionals.
- find and reconnect with colleagues and classmates.
- learn about other companies.
- find and reach the people you need.
- get access to the knowledge of your network.
- discover new opportunities.

LinkedIn FAQs

LinkedIn FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for LinkedIn.

Q. What type of pricing plans does LinkedIn offer?

LinkedIn offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Basic version of LinkedIn is available for free. There are different pricing plans for Recruiters, Job Seekers and Sales Professionals.

Q. What are the main features of LinkedIn?

LinkedIn offers the following features:

  • Advanced people searches
  • Advanced search filters
  • Alumni tool
  • Articles
  • Blogging interface
  • Chat-like messaging
  • Chatbot
  • Create a company page
  • Group suggestions
  • Homepage feed
  • InMail messages
  • Introductions
  • Join groups
  • Keyword search
  • Lead builder (premium feature)
  • Multi-media
  • Native videos
  • Network suggestions
  • Notifications
  • Professional gallery (work examples, photos, video, etc.)
  • Real-time conversations
  • Recommendations
  • Reference search (premium feature)
  • References
  • Review analytics
  • Sales alerts (premium feature)
  • Search
  • Search categories
  • Skill endorsement
  • SlideShare
  • Smart replies
  • Targeted searches
  • Trending topics via the newsfeed
  • Unique profile link

Q. Who are the typical users of LinkedIn?

LinkedIn has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does LinkedIn support?

LinkedIn supports the following languages:

Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Q. What type of pricing plans does LinkedIn offer?

LinkedIn has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does LinkedIn support mobile devices?

LinkedIn supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does LinkedIn integrate with?

LinkedIn integrates with the following applications:

Clinked, Ecquire, Firefish, HiringThing, SeamlessGov, Sprout Social, TalentDesk, Topi, Workable, careerpassport

Q. What level of support does LinkedIn offer?

LinkedIn offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Online Support, Video Tutorials