I came across a newsworthy post this morning on RotorBlog,
which is a “Social Networking and Online Communications Blog” written by Andrew Rosen who is also the Founder of one of our favorite sites Jobacle.
Rosen is spot on when he states that “LinkedIn has been dominating the business social network niche, there’s nothing wrong with that since it has been able to answer the social networking needs of business professionals and career oriented individuals.”
Well, he also gave us a glimpse of what he means by “dominating” and it is nothing short of amazing!
He writes, “Here in the United States, LinkedIn
has grown 319% over the past year according to Nielsen Online, while Facebook
grew by 98% and MySpace
barely registered at 9%.” You can read the rest of his post here.
Those are some phenomenal numbers especially in comparison to their main competitors!
While Paramount Recruiting Partners, LLC
maintains a presence on all 3 sites, it’s not entirely shocking to me because since I began focusing on my personal LinkedIn professional network in August 2007 I’ve been able to grow it to 205 Connections in just 9 months. These Connections give me access to 4,676,900+ professionals!
If you haven’t taken advantage of LinkedIn (regardless of your industry and profession) what are you waiting for? There’s no better time to sign-up and establish your professional profile online.
And when you do, be sure to check out my profile (http://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreykradt)
and then send me an email to connect (jradt AT prpcareers.com).
Besides, you never know, that profile that took you 5 minutes to create might be the sole reason why you land your dream job in 2008.