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February 27, 2012

IBM, HP and Microsoft Most Followed Companies at Linkedin


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The U.S. has the most registered users on LinkedIn (43%), with well over 61 million to its name. India comes in a distant second with over 14 million registered users. The U.S. and India are joined in the top 10 by the UK, Brazil, Canada, France, Netherlands, Italy, Australia and Spain.
Far more interesting, in the revealed statistics, is which companies have the most followers on the professional social media site, the report says. In the U.S., IBM comes in at the top of the list with over 580,000 followers.

In comparison, IBM only has just over 13,000 followers on its main Twitter account and 93,000 fans on Facebook. It is worth mentioning that the number of IBM employees on LinkedIn currently sits at over 280,000, Next in line on LinkedIn, in order of follower count are HP, Microsoft, Google and Oracle. Apple comes in at 7th place with only 251,000 followers

August 10, 2010

What Linkedin Profile Means to a Headhunter: The top 4 Recruitment Secrets

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How does a headhunters or recruitment consultants see your professional details at linkedin ?Why is it that some LinkedIn users, get more calls than the other person who might have the same kind of education or work experience.

With more than 75 million registered users, across more than 200 countries, LinkedIn® has become a destination for making and maintaining connections and is often the first stop for recruiters and companies as they do routine background searches on potential candidates.

CV's and your detailed resume work very differently when they are at LinkedIn ,as compared to what they would see at the interview room.What are the things that excites the recruitment consultants when they view your profile across LinkedIn.?

In the real world, different business people conduct business differently with their own strategies and tactics. Online, business people use Social Network Services (SNS), like the highly popular professional networking site LinkedIn, very differently too.

According to Anderson Analytics, the company that conducted the study in partnership with LinkedIn.com, using state of the art predictive analytics software from SPSS Inc., LinkedIn users tend to fall into four major types:
  • Savvy Networkers
  • Senior Executives
  • Late Adopter
  • Exploring Options
“Savvy Networkers” (est. 9 million) are likely to have started using social networking earlier than others, are more tech savvy, and more likely to be active on other SNS sites like Facebook. Savvy Networkers have the most connections (61 on average) and are more likely than other segments to use LinkedIn for a wide variety of purposes other than job searching. Savvy Networkers have the second highest average personal income ($93,500) and may often have the word “Consultant” in their job description.

“Senior Executives” (est. 8.4 million) are somewhat less tech savvy and is using LinkedIn to connect to their existing corporate networks. They have power jobs which they are quite content with, and are likely to have been invited by a colleague and then realized how many key contacts were on the site and started building connections (32 on average). Senior Executives have the highest average personal income ($104,000) and have titles such as Owner, Partner, Executive, or Associate.

“Late Adopters” (est. 6.6 million) are likely to have received numerous requests from friends and co-workers before deciding to join. They are somewhat less tech savvy and are careful in how they use LinkedIn, tending to connect only to close friends and colleagues and have the fewest number of connections (23 on average). Late Adopters have the lowest average personal income ($88,000) and have titles such as Teacher, Medical Professional, Lawyer, or the word “Account” or “Assistant” in their job description.

“Exploring Options” (est. 6.1 million) may be working, but are open and looking for other job options often on CareerBuilder.com, perhaps in part because they have the lowest average personal income ($87,500). They are fairly tech savvy and use SNS for both corporate and personal interests.

To find out which type you are most like, you may use the predictive tool available at Anderson Analytics: http://www.andersonanalytics.com/litype

Some of the findings include:
  • Most users connect to people they know, including those they’ve met only over the phone
  • Users like the professional and business oriented look and feel of LinkedIn compared to other SNS
  • Users tend to be more senior (56% are “individual contributors”, 16% are management level, and 28% are director/VP level or above)
  • The majority (66%) are decision makers or have influence in the purchase decisions at their companies (decision makers also tend to be more active on LinkedIn)
And perhaps most interestingly,
  • The greater the number of connections the greater the likelihood of higher personal income - those with personal incomes between $200K-$350K were seven times more likely than others to have over 150 connections!