Linkedin in the Labour World

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.

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Source: http://digitalhypes.wordpress.com/2011/01/30/linkedin-tip-of-the-iceberg/

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVlUwwgOfKw

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ocp1MNpSkWs

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.

Sources:

http://digitalhypes.wordpress.com/2011/01/30/linkedin-tip-of-the-iceberg/

https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/

http://www.dsl.cz/clanek/2364-linkedin-profesionalni-vizitka-i-vstupenka-do-odborne-spolecnosti

http://www.mzine.cz/clanky/0016-linkedin-pro-zacatecniky-1/

Authors: Helena Wenzelová, Veronika Müllerová, Matej Vician, Zsolt Farkas.

12 thoughts on “Linkedin in the Labour World

  1. Do you really think that networking via Linked In is pointless? From your conclusion it seems as if this particular social network was made for entertainment but didn’t live up to your expectations, if I understood it correctly.
    Although it can in no way replace real-life networking among people you actually know, Linked In is a great tool to extend your contacts. There’s a case I find it particularly useful for, that is searching for an employee with certain skills who can work from home (or a reversed situation). With a good network on Linked In your possibilities of finding a potential skilled and enthusiastic worker are higher. You don’t have to be limited by being local like your tangible network, you can reach further and encounter people you need all over the world.

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  2. I think also, that networks like Linked In aren’t completely pointless. It depends on the expectations and I claim that a person who opens an account in “Linked In” will do it by other reasons than in “facebook”. The entertainment aspect is most probably higher on facebook🙂

    But concerning the proper meaning of networks like Linked In, it can be a really good opportunity to built contacts to potential employers or the other way around – when an employer is searching for someone special.

    A different point is the topic of “data security”. Doubtless, there are many reasons which endorse a participation on this networks like already mentioned. But we’ve to consider that we share this information with million of people around the world. And as with pictures on facebook, the released informations will probably kept on the internet for ever! Due to this reason we should think twice about the things we’re publishing. Both, Linked in and facebook etc.

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  3. How important Linked In is nowadays you can see on the fast increasing of their members the last years. In 2009 Linked In had just 55 million members but the following years it become more and more successful. At the end of 2012 Linked in had almost four times more members as like for three years in 2009 and no end in sight. According to this is the development of their revenues. Since 2007 they doubled their revenues. 2012 they generated 972.3 million US-Dollars. Amazing how fast and with which success the social networks grow and become a part of our life.

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  4. I can’t share your opinion that LinkedIn is pointless. Business Networks are very useful tools where you can find interesting new contacts for your own business, your job or your future career. Moreover, you can ask in the communities/forums for help if you have any special problem in your kind of business. Moreover, it is a good platform to be found by headhunters and receiving job offers.

    All in all, I have just made positive experiences with business networks and I use them nearly every day to communicate with ex-colleagues or friends from my old university. I can recommend you to register for business networks like LinkedIn or XING XING (most popular business network in german-speaking countries).

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  5. At my point of view, the use of LinkedIn is not pointless. If we look back about ten years, there was no Facebook (foundation in February 2004), Twitter (foundation in March 2006) or other social networks. Imagine too live in nowadays without Facebook would be impossible for a huge amount of people. I think that in the future the share of social networks will continuously increase. And the idea of building up a business network over the Internet will be common in some years. All in all, LinkedIn offers many opportunities to find a workplace for jobseekers and to gain a high qualified employee for companies. And because of the ongoing globalization the use of such a network will help to connect people around the working world.

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  6. I agree with the opinion that LinkeIn is getting more and more important in our society. But in terms of the data protection, there have been a lot of deficiency in the past. We shoudn´t forget this fact.

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  7. I agree that professionally it can be surely consider as very important tool,of course with some prons and cons of the exposure of data. However going through the member database gives businesses the opportunity to make highly targeted and precise searches. It even allows businesses to recruit people currently employed by competitors without hiring head haunters so at the same time saving on expenses.LinkedIn members provide detailed information about themselves and their experience. If a company is looking for someone with specific education, work history and experience, they are able to find them quickly and effectively on LinkedIn. As for other advantages, it’s posiible to shine as potential employee by using great tool on LinkedIn- “Answers” tool. Anyone on LinkedIn can post a question, on any topic. As an expert in your field, you can demonstrate your expertise by answering the appropriate questions.

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  8. I have heard about LinkedIn before but I was never interested in finding out its purpose. I am really glad that I have read this article. We are living in a world of technology and such social business network is logical step. It is definitely a graet tool for both sides, job seekers and those seeking for certain type of eployees. I can see many advantage of such kind of network but I am not sure whether to make profile or not. For me it is a little bit scary that anyone can type my name into a Google and find too many private information. In my case, that one drawback outweighs all the advantages that I my have as a LinkedIn user.

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  9. It seems to me that Linked In is very useful. In this day and age where the internet has an
    important part in the world so also social networking sites are increasingly being used as a
    recruitment tool. Employers treat web services as an excellent source of exploration and acquisition candidate for the job.

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  10. It’s an interesting trend that the social media is getting a higher impact in the labour market.I think this can really help getting better jobs while making friends too,but on the other hand,if you want to obtain a high number of friends via the media,you have to spend a lot of time in front of your computer,which has an effect on your “real life” relationships.In my opinion this social media craze has a quite bad effect on public relations,because via internet everybody can act like he wants,and maybe if you meet him/her it could be a frustrating meeting.

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  11. I have heard of LinkedIn before, but never really get interested in getting to know what it really is but now after reading the article I see this is a great and very useful social network. It connects jobseekers with the ones who offer job and by doing this one of the biggest problem, which is distance between these two is solved. One day when I enter labour market I will became a LinkedIn user.

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  12. I think Linkedin is a very useful networking site. Today more and more people are using social media websites and this is a good way to stay connected. It is another source that can be used both for employers and potential employees increasing their chances of finding the most suitable job or person that’s right for the job. It is very easy to use and a fast way to see the vital information.

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