Linkedin is a California-based company that has developed a professional social networking platform. Its stated mission is to connect the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. It was founded by Reid Hoffman and was acquired by Microsoft.
Professionals and businesses can create user accounts on the website, which can be accessed various ways, including mobile applications for products and operating systems such as iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia Asha, and Windows. Users can create a profile highlighting their professional experience and search for jobs on the platform.
On the homepage of the platform, users can view insights into companies and industries which align with their professional profile.
Users can connect with others on the platform and those connections will increase the user's visibility for job opportunities on LinkedIn.
Users can search for jobs by job title or companies and enter a specific location if desired. Internships are also listed on the platform.
Businesses can post a job advertisement and seek candidates.
There are courses available on the platform to aid users in finding jobs or updating their resume. Courses include finance and accounting and career development.
Users can message each other and recruiters can reach out to potential job candidates to explain job offers and other opportunities.
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