It may not be a big deal to most that for some reason my Linkedin Password won't work, EVEN when I reset it, but it is to me since I have over 1,100 Linkedin followers...and several waiting for me to accept their invite! So I began tooling around their website trying to discover the problem (to no avail I might add!). I did not find the answer to my problem and no one has responded from the company yet (I put in my request for help yesterday), but I did find some interesting facts from the Linkedin Page ABOUT as I was trying to self help myself to solving my Linkedin Problem. As some of you know, they are getting ready for an IPO (Initial Public Offering)...yep, you will be able to buy their stock in the near future.
That said, here are some interesting facts about Linkedin that probably has Monster and Career Builder shaking in their boots (does anyone still buy their expensive job posts?).
Extracted from the Linkedin ABOUT US page:
- LinkedIn started out in the living room of co-founder Reid Hoffman in 2002.
- The site officially launched on May 5, 2003. At the end of the first month in operation, LinkedIn had a total of 4,500 members in the network.
- It took 494 days to reach the first million members, and now, on average, a new member joins every second of every day, or approximately one million every 12 days.
- The company is privately held and has a diversified business model with revenues coming from user subscriptions, advertising sales and hiring solutions.
- LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 90 million members in over 200 countries and territories.
- More than half of LinkedIn members are located outside of the United States.
- There were nearly two billion people searches on LinkedIn in 2010.
- Headquartered in Mountain View, California, LinkedIn also operates in Dublin, Ireland; London, England; Toronto, Canada; Mumbai, India; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and Sydney, Australia.
- The company’s management team is comprised of seasoned executives from companies like Yahoo!, Google, Microsoft, TiVo, PayPal and Electronic Arts. The CEO of LinkedIn is Jeff Weiner.
- LinkedIn is currently available in six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
- LinkedIn started off 2011 with about 1,000 full-time employees located all around the globe, up from around 500 at the beginning of 2010.
- 90m+ professionals around the world as of January 2011
- 20m+ members in Europe as of December 2010
- 5m+ members in the UK as of December 2010
- 1m+ members in France
- 2m+ members in the Netherlands
- 1m+ members in Italy
- 1m+ members in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland)
- 1m+ members in Spain
- 8m+ members in India
- 2m+ members in Canada
- 1m+ members in Australia
- 1m+ members in Brazil
LinkedIn and Business
- As of January 2011, LinkedIn counts executives from all 2010 Fortune 500 companies as members; its hiring solutions were used by 69 of the Fortune 100 companies as of December 31, 2010.
- More than one million companies have LinkedIn Company Pages (formerly known as company profiles)
- LinkedIn represents a valuable demographic for marketers with an affluent & influential membership
- Thousands of developers are using LinkedIn APIs to create innovative tools and services for professionals
I thought I would just add this as a Blog Byte for your information.....I feel Facebook is going to be much more powerful than Linkedin for Recruiting and Business networking in the future...perhaps the two will become one company one day (Facebook is getting ready for their IPO launch too...now that would be something to buy stock in!).
So for now, I guess I will continue to wait to get back into my Linkedin account; I have the Free one so they may make we wait for awhile....but I am a potential customer who could be sold.....depending on how good the customer service is! I had to end this on a thought for our Sales People who are Members of our Linda Hertz Group.....customer service issues can sometimes be turned into even a bigger sale!
For now, I wait...day 2!
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