LinkedIn for Business

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About LinkedIn for Business

LinkedIn is a professional networking site that allows members to create business contacts in order to search for jobs and find potential clients. Users can build a professional profile that can be viewed by others in the network.

With more than 546 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenue coming from Talent Solutions, Marketing Solutions, and Premium Subscriptions products. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn has offices across the globe.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of LinkedIn for Business

With LinkedIn users can:

- establish your professional profile and control one of the top search results for your name.
- build and maintain a broader network of professionals.
- find and reconnect with colleagues and classmates.
- learn about other companies.
- find and reach the people you need.
- get access to the knowledge of your network.
- discover new opportunities.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

N/A

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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LinkedIn for Business Software - Users can find and apply for jobs, and view job recommendations
LinkedIn for Business Software - Users can Refine job searches on the LinkedIn jobs tab by location, distance, company, job title, job function, salary, industry and date posted
LinkedIn for Business Software - LinkedIn offers a one-click apply feature to submit your LinkedIn profile for the job opportunity
LinkedIn for Business Software - See who viewed your profile and where they work
LinkedIn for Business Software - Using the career interests dashboard, users can set their career interests by location, company size, industry, and the job titles they're interested in pursuing
LinkedIn for Business Software - Search for jobs using keywords via mobile device
LinkedIn for Business Software - List skills, and collect and showcase endorsements from other users
LinkedIn for Business Software - LinkedIn offers integration with the Profile Card in Office 365
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Features

Total features of LinkedIn for Business: 12

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking Software
  • Employee Profiles
  • Job Application Management
  • Lead Management Software
  • Reference Checking
  • Reminders
  • Resume Search
  • Search/Filter

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(965)
Value for Money
4.3/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support Software
4.2/5

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Torikul I.
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A perfect platform for business and skilled individuals

Reviewed on 2021-09-23

Have used LinkedIn for a long time, it's simply amazing that was good enough for me so far. It...

Have used LinkedIn for a long time, it's simply amazing that was good enough for me so far. It helped me to grow up my business and take it to the next level. People would like to see LinkedIn profile, some people verify the skill and professional working experience depending on LinkedIn profile. This platform also was helpful for me in this kind of situation.

Pros

Linkedin is outstanding no doubt, everyone loves it and I also. There are so many amazing things I've noticed on LinkedIn, that's why this platform is one of my first choices. No useless peoples use Linkedin, as a result, it becomes a great business platform that opens a lot of job opportunities for me. it's so professional, have everything that a user needs, has strong features, high security, good customer support and many more.

Cons

Linkedin is a bit expensive as well as I think the user interface should be improved. It seems like there is no good use of CSS as a result the whole website looks random. Linkedin profile cover photo and profile picture layout are not good. The cover photo has a visibility problem for the profile picture.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

LinkedIn for Business

Reviewed on 2021-12-28

Overall, I see the benefit of LinkedIn for Business. Perhaps an idea to share would be offering...

Overall, I see the benefit of LinkedIn for Business. Perhaps an idea to share would be offering discounted rates to certain industries like healthcare workers, social service professionals, and non-profit professionals who use this feature, but who don't have an abundance of professional dollars to spend on this software.

Pros

The feature that I liked most about the LinkedIn for Business software was the ability to see the connections who had reviewed my profile. This was like an informal way to tracking leads because I could then connect with them directly.

Cons

Unfortunately, the deterrent to cancel my subscription was the cost. At this time, I could no justify paying for a service when so many of the features are available in the free version, so the cost is the element that I like the least.

Elena W.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Becoming Harder and Harder to Network

Reviewed on 2021-05-24

Overall, my experience has been mixed. Failure to moderate the types of posts allowed has drawn...

Overall, my experience has been mixed. Failure to moderate the types of posts allowed has drawn LinkedIn for Business away from networking and has turned the platform into a regular social media page. On the flip side, the "Jobs" feature has been very helpful for our company, and the professional development opportunities on the platform seem promising.

Pros

Our business development team uses LinkedIn on an almost daily basis. The Premium Mail feature is really nice. It is also really easy to narrow down your search for new contacts using the multitude of filters available on the search page. Navigation and creating a post is also very easy. We are just starting to explore some of the webinars/classes that LinkedIn offers, but so far they seem good! We used LinkedIn to hire for the last two salaried positions in our office, and we were able to get some really good candidates. I would say that "Jobs" feature has been the most useful to us from a business perspective.

Cons

My number one complaint about LinkedIn is that, each day, it becomes more and more like Facebook. This was supposed to be a networking platform, but now it has become a harbor for memes, cute animal videos, etc. It is also rampant with aggressive political posts, which I think have no place in business. That's not really what I'm looking for from a networking perspective. Many of my peers in this industry share my frustration and are moving to Alignable for this exact reason. We may have to consider making the switch for networking purposes. We will still likely use the "Jobs" feature on LinkedIn though.

José raúl P.
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Linkedin, one of the best B2B platforms for lead generation

Reviewed on 2021-11-09

awesome, I highly recommend Linkedin to improve brand positioning and generate B2B sales

awesome, I highly recommend Linkedin to improve brand positioning and generate B2B sales

Pros

Easy of use, possibility to reach different decision-makers, option to build your own personal brand, close business with top companies

Cons

sometimes takes too much time to load some pages, specially in the "search mode" or when updating a profile. Linkedin should work on a way to export contact information in a easy way

Alternatives Considered

Apollo, Lusha and ZoomInfo

Reasons for Choosing LinkedIn for Business

Just as a complimentary service, as I can only get information from first grade contacts in Linkedin

Switched From

Apollo, Lusha and ZoomInfo

Reasons for Switching to LinkedIn for Business

possibility to build a personal brand and build a network that will last forever
Maci H.
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Finding Applicants in the Great Resignation

Reviewed on 2022-01-13

I find LinkedIn to be a better fit for my recruitment goals than Indeed right now.

I find LinkedIn to be a better fit for my recruitment goals than Indeed right now.

Pros

LinkedIn for Business is a great tool that I use in my weekly in my role as the head of recruitment. Applicants are very difficult to find right now, but LinkedIn makes the task simpler. Hiring for healthcare is not easy right now. I value the help LinkedIn is able to offer me as a recruiter.

Cons

I don't like that LinkedIn notifies the user that an employer has viewed their profile. It just feels off to me.

Alternatives Considered

ZipRecruiter and Indeed
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LinkedIn for Business FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for LinkedIn for Business.

LinkedIn for Business offers the following pricing plans:

  • Free Trial: Not Available

Basic version of LinkedIn is available for free. There are different pricing plans for Recruiters, Job Seekers and Sales Professionals.

LinkedIn for Business has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

LinkedIn for Business supports the following languages:

English

LinkedIn for Business supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

LinkedIn for Business integrates with the following applications:

Agile CRM, Airtable, AnyMeeting, BrightMove, Eventbrite, Facebook for Business, Mailchimp, Microsoft 365, Scoop.it, Twitter, Webflow, WordPress, Zapier, Zoho CRM, Zoho Recruit

LinkedIn for Business offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum

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