Professional social network LinkedIn Philippines sent out greetings to the first 500, 000 members in the country. The fast growing social network company recently claimed to have reached the 200 Million worldwide members milestone.
LinkedIn’s success is based on their solid business model: a social network that connects professional data from their members. It helps both the person find a company that needs his or her skills. That model is different from that of Facebook, Google+, and Twitter whose business is to provide advertisements to their users. LinkedIn earnings comes from companies looking for skill sets and talents for their business.
The Rise of LinkedIn Philippines
Here in the country, we are slowly moving away from the traditional job search. Before, we use to search jobs from the newspaper advertisements. After that, we prepare a printed biodata or resume and submit it to the office. Then, comes job search websites like Jobstreet and JobsDB. It is also the time of electronic resume that can be submitted by email. Finally, with the rise of social network, LinkedIn became a popular platform to connect job seekers and employers.
In my opinion, LinkedIn perfectly blended social networking with professionalism. The professional data is now stored in a format that can easily be analyzed, making it easy for employers to find what they are looking for. The recommendations from peers of similar profession is also a good signal of the validity of one’s skill claim. Or at least on the first pass.
Also LinkedIn Philippines still have a huge opportunity to expand locally. Internet access and speed, if you may, are still a work-in-progress. As more and more Filipinos go online, LinkedIn Philippines will continue to change the way we find jobs. Are you riding in LinkedIn’s bandwagon? Let me know your thoughts by commenting.
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JobStreet.com, the leading job portal in Southeast Asia releases a mobile app for devices running in Apple iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad), Android and BlackBerry. This move is to catch more potential job applicants as more and more people surf the web using their mobile devices.
2. Enter the following links on your Blackberry:
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3. You can also download it from appworld: