LinkedIn is an online professional social networking site created by Reid Hoffman, Allen Blue, Konstantin Guericke, Eric Ly, and Jean-Luc Vaillant. Launched and founded in 2003, LinkedIn garnered attention from American Express and within a year had over 1.2 million members. The site was founded to allow individual business professionals to network, connect, and apply for jobs within their respective industries. With over 315 million users today, the LinkedIn network has over half of all business professionals on the planet.
What is LinkedIn used for?
LinkedIn is a professional social network specifically made to help people make business connections, share experiences and resumes, as well as find potential jobs. Within the network your profile acts as a resume that includes your work experience, accomplishments, recommendations, and referrals from your colleagues.
How do you add a resume to LinkedIn?
Add your resume to LinkedIn by going to your profile and clicking on the pencil icon at the top right of your profile. Within the editing window scroll down to the bottom to a section called Media with 2 buttons available which are Upload and Link. You can upload your resume using either of these buttons.
When was LinkedIn created?
LinkedIn was founded on December 28, 2002 and was created by Reid Hoffman, Allen Blue, Konstantin Guericke, Eric Ly, and Jean-Luc Vaillant in Sunnyvale, California in the United States. It officially launched to the public on May 5, 2003. The current CEO of LinkedIn is Jeff Weiner.
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