I told you I would share more about my little project and the topic today is exactly what I am thinking about exploring. A friend forwarded me a fantastic article from cnn.com titled How LinkedIn will fire up your career. As companies marketing departments are opening up their minds about traditional marketing practices so are HR departments.
If you want a short synopsis of the article, here it is: “If you don’t have a profile on LinkedIn, you’re nowhere.”
John Campagnino, who is the head of global recruiting at Accenture, says that 40% of the 50,000 jobs they are going to try to fill over the next few years will be filled by using social networks such as LinkedIn.
Some statistics about LinkedIn:
* 60 million people have logged on to create profiles
* Visitor views have jumped up 31% since last year
* Every Fortune 500 company is on LinkedIn
Start networking and have a great Easter weekend!
What did you do today?