LinkedIn announced Monday that it now has more than 500 million members in 200 countries.
Vice president of growth and international products Aatif Awan said in a blog post that the LinkedIn community now represents more than 10 million active jobs, provides access to more than 9 million companies and hosts more than 100,000 published articles each week. He added:
With each connection you make, the total reach of your professional community grows and so do your career opportunities. Every connection:
- Reflects an average of 400 new people you can get introduced to and begin to build relationships with.
- Encompasses 100 new companies that may be looking for the skills and talents you offer.
- Represents connections to an average of 500+ jobs.
The impact of half a billion professionals connecting and communicating is very real and very accessible to anyone who wants to take part today. We’re excited to think about the potential of what a highly connected global community of professionals can do, and the value that is created for every member of the global workforce.
So you can start learning more about the top connections you’ve already made, and how each person can help you work toward your career goals, we’ll be adding personalized insights in your My Network tab. Stay tuned for more details.