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LinkedIn

A social networking platform for people in professional occupations. It was founded in 2002 and was acquired by Microsoft in 2016. It is located in Sunnyvale, California.

About

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.

Product

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.

Features

Insights

On the homepage of the platform, users can view insights into companies and industries which align with their professional profile.

Networking

Users can connect with others on the platform and those connections will increase the user's visibility for job opportunities on LinkedIn.

Job Searching

Users can search for jobs by job title or companies and enter a specific location if desired. Internships are also listed on the platform.

Candidate Searching

Businesses can post a job advertisement and seek candidates.

Education

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.

Messaging

Users can message each other and recruiters can reach out to potential job candidates to explain job offers and other opportunities.

Timeline

March 2021
LinkedIn announces its dropdown menus for creating a profile will now include "Stay at Home Parent" and other designations to indicate that someone spent time away from the traditional workforce.
February 2020
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner steps aside after 11 years.
September 17, 2019
LinkedIn launches skills assessments, tests that let you beef up your credentials for job hunting
May 15, 2019
LinkedIn Sales Solutions brings Sales Navigator insights into the Lucidchart Sales Solution.
April 1, 2019
LinkedIn today has some 600 million users and was acquired by Microsoft in 2016 for $26.2 billion.
2017
LinkedIn introduces new retargeting tools.

Funding rounds

Acquisitions

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Aarchi jain

Founder

Aaron Morris

Investor

Abai Bekenov

Employee

ABDUL SALAM A

Employee

Abhinav Pandey

Employee

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Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Amid virus-era messaging boom, LinkedIn rolls out new chat features

Steven Melendez

Web

April 30, 2020

LinkedIn Releases New Tools for Virtual Job Interviews

Matt Southern

Web

May 1, 2020

LinkedIn Stories Is Coming - How to Use LinkedIn Stories to Build Your Brand and Business | JD Supra

Web

May 7, 2020

Microsoft paid $26 billion for LinkedIn, then mostly left it alone--and CEO Jeff Weiner is good with that

Jordan Novet

Web

December 27, 2019

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Introducing LinkedIn Pages

November 13, 2018

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
By The Associated Press
October 19, 2021
AP NEWS
___Energy crunch hits global recovery as winter approachesThe world's facing an energy crunch. Europe is feeling it most as natural gas prices skyrocket to five times what they were at the start of the year, forcing some factories to throttle back production.
By ZEN SOO
October 19, 2021
AP NEWS
HONG KONG (AP) -- For nearly seven years, LinkedIn has been the only major Western social networking platform still operating in China. People like 32-year-old Jason Liu view it as an important career enhancing tool.
October 14, 2021
AP NEWS
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) -- Microsoft is shutting down its LinkedIn service in China later this year after censorship rules were tightened by Beijing. The company said in a blog post Thursday it has faced "a significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in China."
Marlo Lyons
October 7, 2021
Harvard Business Review
Five strategies to help you muster up the energy.
Shephali Bhatt
October 8, 2021
mint
Digital marketers said the failure of some of the tech firms was more due to lack of advertiser interest
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