Is LinkedIn moving from a social networking site towards a Job Portal?

Before I move on with the Post, i would just like to take a few minutes to share some info about LinkedIn.

Most of them might be aware of it, but it’s always good to unlearn some of the facts about LinkedIn 🙂

Job Portal?

LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site. Founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003 it is mainly used for professional networking. As of October 2009, LinkedIn had more than 50 million registered users, spanning more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. (Wikipedia)

Ok, let’s get into this Debate, The reason why I termed it as Debate is because professionals out there are divided on this issue. Just to gauge their opinions, I did conduct a poll (on LinkedIn ;)) the poll is still open @

There were more than 300 professionals that participated in this poll. And the comments and stats were quite amazing (responses too).  Following are some of the stats out of this Poll

–          46% were of the opinion that yes, it’s moving towards a Job Portal

–          31% said no, it is not

–          22% said that it will have to… in coming years

One more interesting fact was the age group of the participants who were involved in this poll.

–          66% were in the age group of 25 – 34

–          22% between 35 – 54

–          11% between 18 -24

–          And 1% with 55+

Is this enough to conclude that it’s moving towards a Job portal? Well ….surely not.

But just to add, I would like to ask for a favor, request you all to type – “looking for job” in the search section of LinkedIn, and see the number of people (60,849 results for looking for job)

You can put – “Looking for a Job” Or “seeking Jobs” or “Looking for a job opportunity” etc 🙂

Interesting isn’t it…….

You are free to agree or disagree on the same 🙂 , looking forward to your comments and feedback’s 🙂

Happy Recruiting


Rambling Recruiter

About ramblingrecruiter

A student of Social Media, Social Hiring, Employer Branding and Employee Branding.

Posted on January 25, 2010, in Rambling Recruiter and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Yea recently i found out this interesting thing that a lot of fresh graduates and MBA’s join Linkdln… may as directed by their instructors.. 🙂

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