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LinkedIn Records 40 Million Global Users

Posted by Vaibhav Kalamdani on May 6, 2009

linkedinBusiness-networking site LinkedIn will certainly remember its sixth birthday for years to come! The company, which would be completing six years this week, achieved a milestone by recording 40 million registered global users, with one-fourth users (10 million) coming from European countries alone.

It is clear that Europe has been LinkedIn’s favourite hunting ground so far. On further segregation of the demographics, the site added about 0.25 million new UK users in the last couple of months, taking the tally to 2.25 million subscribers in the UK, out of which 0.50 million members are from London.

LinkedIn Popular Amongst Employers:

Since a huge part of the users on LinkedIn are job-hunters, employers see great potential in hiring candidates who are referred by other people and exhibit required skills for a particular job. For example, in the UK, the professional-networking site is immensely popular amongst employers. It has achieved an impressive 40% increase in users from the recruitment and staffing sector.

For newly-joined members on LinkedIn, the secret to getting noticed on the site by employers is by building connections and getting referrals from them. Make sure that you make your profile attractive and professional by adding important details about your past work experiences, your skills and qualities, and your qualifications.

LinkedIn is used by businesses from various different industries, with over 30% of the site’s total European membership coming from marketing and advertising, banking and finance, and IT industries.

Besides developed countries, LinkedIn is slowly gaining ground in emerging economies as well, with fast-growing economy India boasting about 2 million members already.

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