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LinkedIn Introduces New Search Feature for Recruiters

Posted by Vaibhav Kalamdani on June 17, 2009

linkedin-searchProfessional networking site LinkedIn has rolled out a new and improved search for recruiters to simplify their task of finding passive candidates. The advanced LinkedIn Recruiter feature will allow employers refine their search as per the candidate’s exact details like geography, expertise, education and industry background.

According to Esteban Kozak, Senior Product Manager at LinkedIn, recruiters fully recognize the value of passive candidates, with 60% saying they get better hires when hiring passive talent. They also realize what a great source of passive talent LinkedIn represents, with 93% stating LinkedIn as the most successful hiring site. Read the rest of this entry »

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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. Read the rest of this entry »

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LinkedIn Confronts Recession, Emerges Winner

Posted by Vaibhav Kalamdani on March 25, 2009

linkedin-logoThe global meltdown has rattled many companies already, and is continuing its juggernaut even today. However, there are also examples of companies who have withstood the mighty force of recession and managed to make profits. One such example is the popular professional networking site ‘LinkedIn’.

At the time when Lehman Brothers was undergoing bankruptcy proceedings, the activity from its employees and ex-workers on LinkedIn increased 315 percent from August to September last year Read the rest of this entry »

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Ways to Gain Business on Social Networks

Posted by Vaibhav Kalamdani on March 23, 2009

Using social networks for business purposes is a challenging task. Though experts point out the need to leverage social networks today, identifying ways to gain business from them is still a problem for most of the companies.

In such a situation, it is best to understand the concept of social networking thoroughly and study how social networks function, both technically and socially. This is a time-taking process, but the impact can be tremendous over the longer period. In order to know how people behave on a particular social network, you got to be present there at the same time. Read the rest of this entry »

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LinkedIn Goes “Multi-linguistic”

Posted by Vaibhav Kalamdani on February 4, 2009

linkedin-logoProfessional networking giant LinkedIn is on an expansion drive despite the gloomy economic situation. The pioneer of business-oriented social networking has announced a German version of its site “LinkedIn auf Deutsch”; clearly indicating that it intends to become the globe’s local social network.

As far as the European market is concerned, LinkedIn already has more than 9 million registered users, generating a need to offer more and more European languages. It was just last year that LinkedIn introduced Spanish and French versions of its site to set up a base for its international expansion. Read the rest of this entry »

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