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The best alternatives to LinkedIn are: Glassdoor, Indeed, Monster, ZipRecruiter
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2021. LinkedIn rolls out its freelance services marketplace
LinkedIn is expanding its presence in the freelance job market with the introduction of its Service Marketplace. This new feature enables individuals to promote their skills for short-term projects, directly competing with platforms like Fiverr and Upwork for sourcing talented knowledge workers. The launch of the freelancer platform is accompanied by other significant updates from LinkedIn, reflecting the company's efforts to adapt to emerging job market trends and changes in the way we work. These updates include enhanced search filters for finding permanent jobs that are remote, hybrid, or on-site. Users can now indicate their job preferences, such as remote work, through the "Open to Work" indicator to invite recruiters to connect. Additionally, job seekers can now review companies' vaccination requirements as part of their evaluation process, if the employer has provided that information.
2020. LinkedIn adds polls and live video-based events in a focus on more virtual engagement
LinkedIn has recently introduced two new features: the Polls feature and the "LinkedIn Virtual Events" tool. The Polls feature enables users to conduct surveys and gather feedback from their connections. Additionally, LinkedIn's Virtual Events tool allows individuals to create and live-stream video events directly on the platform. Interestingly, despite being owned by Microsoft, it appears that the Virtual Events service does not integrate with Teams or Skype, Microsoft's prominent video products. This is noteworthy considering the surge in video streaming usage for work, education, and leisure activities. The Polls feature offers a simple and accessible method for asking questions and promoting user engagement.
2018. LinkedIn launches Talent Insights
LinkedIn has introduced a new feature called Talent Insights, consisting of two components: "Talent Pool" and "Company Report." The Talent Pool feature allows businesses to conduct searches across the LinkedIn database to identify potential candidates who possess similar characteristics to their existing hires. It provides insights on their current location, company affiliations, career movements, shared skills, and potential for growth. On the other hand, the Company Report feature offers analytics about your organization and enables you to compare it with others in various aspects, such as education levels and schools attended by employees, skills gaps, and more. These data tools provide valuable information for talent acquisition and workforce analysis.
2017. LinkedIn launched own advertising network
LinkedIn introduced LinkedIn Audience Network, a novel service enabling advertisers to purchase inventory on a network of mobile sites and apps outside of LinkedIn while leveraging LinkedIn's demographic data. This network enables the dissemination of Sponsored Content, which refers to updates posted by companies containing reports, links, or other promotional material that companies pay to promote. Initially, the LinkedIn Audience Network encompasses a wide array of global sites, apps, and ad exchanges including MoPub, Sharethrough, Google Ad Exchange, Rubicon, and Microsoft-owned services such as MSN.com and Outlook.com. The audience network will be launched first in all English-speaking countries and gradually expanded worldwide.
2017. Microsoft integrated LinkedIn with Dynamics 365
Microsoft has unveiled significant integrations between its acquired professional social network, LinkedIn, and Microsoft Dynamics 365, the company's comprehensive CRM and ERP suite. These integrations bring forth several noteworthy enhancements. Firstly, Microsoft is bridging the gap between Dynamics 365 and the LinkedIn Sales Navigator tool, enabling sales professionals to leverage LinkedIn's extensive database of 500 million users. This integration empowers sales teams with valuable insights and connections to enhance their customer engagement strategies. Furthermore, Microsoft is introducing a specialized tool within Dynamics 365 for HR professionals, known as Dynamics 365 for Talent. This tool enables users of Dynamics 365 ERP to seamlessly access LinkedIn's Recruiter and Learning solutions. HR professionals can now conveniently search for new talent directly from LinkedIn and effectively manage employees throughout their entire journey with the company, from recruitment to ongoing development and engagement. By merging the power of LinkedIn and Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft aims to provide enhanced capabilities for sales teams and HR professionals, fostering improved customer relationship management and talent acquisition processes. These integrations signify Microsoft's commitment to delivering comprehensive solutions that streamline business operations and leverage the vast potential of professional networking platforms.
2016. Salesforce wants to block Microsoft acquisition of LinkedIn
The once-prominent alliance between Salesforce and Microsoft has abruptly come to an end after a mere two years. In the not-so-distant past, Marc Benioff and Satya Nadella posed for selfies and appeared to be inseparable friends. However, Microsoft's actions have been perceived as a betrayal. Their introduction of Dynamics 365, a comprehensive cloud-based CRM/ERP system, marked the first blow as it directly positioned itself as a competitor to Salesforce. Subsequently, Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn, the professional social network, further strained the relationship. As a result, Salesforce is actively urging US and European regulatory bodies to meticulously scrutinize the deal, citing concerns that it "jeopardizes future innovation and fair competition." Benioff asserts that Microsoft's ownership of LinkedIn's vast dataset, comprising more than 450 million professionals across 200 countries, may grant them an unfair competitive edge by denying competitors access to this valuable resource.
2016. LinkedIn unveiled e-Learning service
The business-oriented social network LinkedIn, now under Microsoft's ownership, has introduced a new e-learning platform called LinkedIn Learning. This comprehensive portal offers a vast array of online courses spanning various subjects, including coding and accounting. LinkedIn Learning is built upon the foundation of Lynda.com, a startup that was acquired by LinkedIn the previous year. Users have the flexibility to choose courses independently or have them assigned by their employers. To track employee progress, employers can leverage LinkedIn's analytics tools. LinkedIn Premium subscribers can access the education platform for free, with the added benefit of receiving 25 new courses every week.
2014. Evernote and LinkedIn integrate business cards into social network
Business card scanning apps have been available on the market for some time, including popular ones like Evernote. These apps offer a convenient solution for business professionals overwhelmed by overflowing wallets filled with business cards. However, they fail to address a significant challenge: contact information often changes over time. Thankfully, social networks, particularly LinkedIn, have resolved this problem by enabling individuals to update their own contact details, which are automatically synced with their friends' address books. Recently, LinkedIn integrated with Evernote, resulting in a seamless experience. Now, all you need to do is capture a photo of a business card, and your smartphone instantly displays the person's LinkedIn profile. From there, you have the option to connect with the CEO, secretary, or digital prophet on LinkedIn, or add their contact information to your address book. However, the real intrigue begins as your business relationship develops. Over time, you can enrich the card's page in Evernote by adding audio recordings from meetings, relevant documents, or even key emails exchanged with that individual.
2013. LinkedIn wants to become contact manager in every Email client
Most individuals are shifting away from email as a means of communication with their loved ones and friends, opting instead for social networks or Skype. However, in the realm of business, particularly for interactions with partners and customers, email continues to remain the primary communication channel. Recognizing this, LinkedIn, the social network tailored for professionals, envisions significant potential within this technology. Ideally, LinkedIn aims to transform itself into an integrated address book within every email client, housing the most up-to-date and comprehensive information about one's business contacts. To this end, LinkedIn acquired the browser plug-in Rapportive last year. Rapportive functions within Gmail, displaying the sender's social profile when an email is received. Rapportive remains functional, and LinkedIn recently introduced its counterpart for iPhone Mail, known as LinkedIn Intro. This is not a standalone application but rather a plug-in that is registered online and appears in the phone settings. The video above showcases its functionality.
2013. LinkedIn launches Sponsored posts
This development means that you now have the opportunity to share compelling content and invest in promoting it to reach a wider audience beyond your followers. With LinkedIn, you can target specific users based on factors such as location, industry, position, age, and more. Similar sponsored post advertising options are already available on Facebook and Twitter. However, Facebook lacks precise audience targeting, offering only the option to show posts to friends or friends of friends, while Twitter advertising is currently limited to the United States. It's worth noting that LinkedIn advertising does have one drawback: the cost per click. Despite its precise targeting capabilities, paying several dollars per click can be quite expensive. When signing up for LinkedIn Promoted Updates, they inquire whether you spend less than $15,000 per quarter or more.
2013. LinkedIn acquired Pulse. Wants to become the primary source of business news
News-reading has become the hot topic after Google's announcement about the death of Google Reader, and it's likely that in the coming months we'll hear a lot of loud news from this market. The first has come from the business-oriented social network LinkedIn that is buying (for $90 million) the mobile news reader Pulse. If you don't know how Pulse works - watch the video. When you first start it - it asks to choose your topics of interest, and then immediately shows you the top news on these topics from the most popular sources. Then you can configure your own news pages and add the sites you want to track. The feed selection is not so flexible as in RSS-reader, but you'll get more pictures and have to think less. Pulse generally takes the news from the same RSS feeds, which it finds on the sites. Pulse alternative news apps are Flipboard, Instapaper and Google Currents. And of course, the question is - why LinkedIn needs it? ***
2012. LinkedIn wants to become Facebook for Business
Though the term "Facebook for Business" is already associated with intranet social networks, such as as Yammer and Chatter, LinkedIn is close to becoming the first real social business network ala Facebook. A few years ago, when Facebook like a truck was crushing all other social networks, LinkedIn stepped aside. It didn't try to compete with Facebook for a place where people hang out and communicate. LinkedIn has become a social service finding job (or employees) and fulfilled this function well. Probably, it allowed LinkedIn to survive at that time. However, LinkedIn is no longer surviving. LinkedIn attacks. Over the last three years the number of LinkedIn users increased by 150 million (up to 175 million). Now, LinkedIn is ready to compete with Facebook and Twitter for the "hang out place". ***
2012. LinkedIn compared office of the past, present and future
Probably, LinkedIn always has a crowd of office workers from different companies that have nothing to do and can answer a couple of questions. This time, LinkedIn surveyed 7000 respondents about the office of the past, present and future. So, here is the list of top 10 office tools and workplace norms that are dying in the modern office: ***
2012. What if LinkedIn was invented in the 80s?
If you ever considered job hunting challenging in today's world, just imagine how much more arduous it would have been in the past, without the convenience of the Internet.
2012. LinkedIn acquired Youtube for presentations - SlideShare
LinkedIn, the leading professional social network, continues to thrive. In the past two quarters, LinkedIn has achieved impressive growth, with its income doubling to a staggering $188 million per quarter. This outstanding performance has propelled the company's valuation to a remarkable $10 billion. As a result, LinkedIn has the financial means to acquire new users on a large scale, as demonstrated by its recent purchase of the online service SlideShare for $119 million. SlideShare functions similarly to YouTube, but focuses on presentations instead of videos. Its primary target audience consists of business users, aligning well with LinkedIn's user base. SlideShare allows you to upload PowerPoint presentations and share them anywhere using an embeddable web viewer, much like a YouTube video. In addition to being a platform for sharing presentations, SlideShare itself serves as an additional marketing channel with a substantial audience. By publishing presentations on SlideShare, you can attract new customers and partners. Although the specific integration plans between LinkedIn and SlideShare are not yet clear, LinkedIn has already embedded a LinkedIn presentation on the SlideShare homepage, indicating potential collaboration between the two platforms in the future.
2011. LinkedIn is trying to take business-sites away from Facebook
As known, last year Facebook has launched its not-very-secret plan of conquering the Internet, according to which all web sites will embed social plug-ins Facebook Connect (from the Like button to the commenting system). And to date, most sites have voluntarily become nodes in the huge Facebook's social graph. Business-oriented social network LinkedIn wants to repeat this trick only in the business space. This week it unveiled the set of social plug-ins, almost the same as that of Facebook. LinkedIn is bidding on the fact that most people wouldn't like to interfere with their work and business with personal life. For example, when somebody shares a link to new photos of Jennifer Lopez ass, he would like his business partners to receive this link. And vice versa, if a person pitches his Facebook feed with PR and business news - no one will make friends with him. ***