LinkedIn

Background

LinkedIn is the world’s largest and most successful business networking site. Over 19 million users connect via Linkedin globally. If you are looking for exclusive email offers, interesting business partners or young talents, you have the best chance of finding them on Linkedin. Friends and fellow students can also connect with one another by using LinkedIn.

More than 2.1 million LinkedIn members are CEO’s or executives from renowned companies. The virtual network operates on the principle of “quality not quantity”.

A sophisticated contact system ensures that no one is flooded with emails and is contacted only by friends or acquaintances. Contacting people via LinkedIn through a recommendation or a direct approach is very successful for both candidates and recruiters.  Over 84 percent of members agree to an interview if an existing business contact makes a recommendation in relation to a request. The number of members outside the U.S. is also growing with over 5 million users now from Europe.