This project was created in December 2002 in the USA and in March 2003 was officially put into an operation for this network. From other social networks can be distinguished by its focusing on association business contacts and using mainly for professional networking. Within a few years, the U.S. has spread itself to a worldwide and the amount is growing each year.
Linkedin uses more than 50 million users in the U.S., where it is also the platform. In Europe Linkedin uses more than 20 million users. The rest is divided fairly even into the rest of the world’s major regions as Southeast Asia, Australia, South America and Canada.
What is Linkedin?
It is social network which is dedicated to work. The aim is to create a network of business and professional contacts that will serve both for basic professional communication, but also for the labor market-whether in terms of supply or demand. Everything is oriented more or less at work.
It is mainly a CV online and share it with your friends user.
For whom Linkedin is designated?
There are two basic types of users. The first is the user who are primarily seeking employment, thus using contacts to get an interesting job offers that are not usually available through advertisements. Indeed, the 80% of job offers are not advertise in anywhere. This means that the only way to access it is precisely through networking. But jobs are just one of the benefits of networking.
The second type of users are companies, including Small and Medium Enterprises. For small and medium-sized enterprises benefit LinkedIn a bit different. Can we help you find the right staff to the newly created position, can it help us to find business partners for cooperation, or we need to ensure that important client or customer. You will also find suitable investors for our starting project.
How do I register on Linkedin?
1. You need to register (name, surname, e-mail and password).
2. You need to choose your country, Zip code, currently if you are employed, you´re seeking a new position or you´re a student. Then if you will choose that you are student, you have to chooce you university and its start and finish times.
3. Confirmation of your e-mail.
4. Linkedin finds people who use it. You can choose if you want to make contact with them. You can skip this step.
5. You can invite your friends. You can skip this step.
6. You can select the user that you know and connect with them on LinkedIn. You can skip this step.
7. Now you have created a professional profle. You can share it on Facebook and Twitter. You can skip this step.
8. You can make contact with people you know on LinkedIn. You can skip this step.
9. Now you can create your profile – CV – basic information, experience, education, photography, skills and expertise.
It is very easy and quick.
The basic account is free
- You create a professional profile and building a network of ?
- You can enter into groups
- You can search for employers and apply for a job
- It has limited info on who is looking at your LI profile
- It has limited access to the profiles of other users
Premium account is chargeable, costs vary from about $ 25
- The same as above, but not limited
- It is available to send messages to people outside your network
- You can set the filters, automatic alerts
- There is storing profiles into folders
- Adding notes and contacts to any profile
Linkedin has great socio-economic composition of the users in the future promising business model and especially useful in the process. Unlike Facebook offers options that actually enable us to develop a long-term increase in the number of users who are able to offer a very expensive and highly specialized services.
Although you expecting as much fun as Facebook, usefulness for you can be much higher. Time spent on LinkedIn is really pointless.
Authors: Helena Wenzelová, Veronika Müllerová, Matej Vician, Zsolt Farkas.