The Linkedin Profile

Just a few years ago, professional networking meant printing off your resume, attending job fairs, and scheduling coffee dates with old co-workers or friends of friends who could help you land your next dream job. That has all changed with LinkedIn. Now you can publicly display your resume, easily interact with industry professionals, and discover that your new boss is connected to your favorite college professor. And with its recent IPO, LinkedIn has been all over the news. After talking with my colleagues at Lab42 about our LinkedIn profiles, we were interested to find out exactly how other users were interacting with the site.

Lab42 surveyed 500 Americans who were registered LinkedIn users to discover how they utilized their profile and to see if they valued LinkedIn as a professional networking tool. Take a look at the infographic below to see the latest details on professional networking.

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About the Survey
This survey was conducted online via social networks from July 1 to July 5, 2011 among 500 social media users who are members of Linkedin.  This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.  For complete survey methodology, please contact us at info@lab42.com.

Article by Jonathan

Jonathan is the VP of Product and Co-Founder of Lab42 Market Research. He's a market researcher, entrepreneur and is an advocate of the lean startup mentality. You can reach him directly at JPirc@Lab42.com . You can also find him Tweeting about all things Chicago - @JPirc

5 Comments

  1. Amy says:

    Love love love this! Thanks so much for sharing these super interesting results.

  2. Peter says:

    I had a Linkedin account since the early days of LinkedIn but I never found it useful. Maybe it is more now but I never needed it.

  3. Coffee adict says:

    I don’t have a Linkedin account, but I really want to get one.

  4. Flo says:

    I was subscribed by someone to Linkedin without my  knowledge and therefore without my consent. Following  the subscription I found out that Linkedin, who can get an email password  as soon as it gets  your email address, that it  or one of its members had hacked  both my email account and computer with virus  and malware . Finally I had to cancel my email address to stop this nightmare. Be aware and  think it twice before visiting this side.

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