Companies expecting to make money from their website often give away free services. That is how they get people interested in the first place. Then they try to sell something to the free followers. You may want LinkedIn with more features than the free account. Then you simply pay for LinkedIn Premium.
There are different levels of LinkedIn Premium accounts. Learn more about them in the related pages section below.
Below is a list of some of the features that are available in the various LinkedIn Premium accounts:
- See who is viewing your profile
- See how a particular company’s hiring is trending
- Have more detailed queries. For instance, search for people based on
♦ Company size,
♦ Seniority level,
♦ Years of experience, etc.
- See profile information beyond first and second degree contacts.
- Search engine that retrieves hard-to-find information from people’s LinkedIn profiles.
- Getting much more information from a single search.
- Being able save searches.
- Weekly email updates of new members that fit specified criteria.
- Doing reference searches for future employees.
- Being able to send private messages to 2nd and 3rd level connections.
For a large number of other features available in premium accounts, look at the related pages below.
Pages related to LinkedIn Premium
The Official LinkedIn Blog says: When I tell people I work at LinkedIn, one of the first questions I always get is “What is the difference between a free and Premium membership?” This is before I’ve even mentioned my role on this specific team, so it’s something we are definitely working on to help our members better understand.
My “in a nutshell” answer is … More
The Fast Company website says: Untangling just what LinkedIn Premium can or can’t do for your career takes a little doing. So we did it for you… While many public companies in the Internet space have under performed in 2012—Facebook, … More
The Official LinkedIn Blog says: Whether you’re looking for a new job or trying to build relationships with potential customers, LinkedIn Premium is a powerful tool to help you get ahead in your career. But like any new tool, Premium can take some getting … More
The Top Dog Social Media website asks: Should you bother upgrading to LinkedIn Premium? Sales professionals and business owners will be interested in these 8 reasons why it might be worthwhile. More
The Official LinkedIn Blog says, In this economic environment it’s tough to find a job. But LinkedIn can help. Today we’re excited to announce a major upgrade for job seekers on LinkedIn: the Job Seeker Premium Account. We spoke with hundreds of job … More
The Business 2 Business blog says: Believe it or not, LinkedIn makes it fairly easy to vet the decision of upgrading to a LinkedIn Premium subscription. That said, I’m going to point out a distinction you should be aware of when you are comparing your current ... More
The video below is an overview. It explains why someone should upgrade to LinkedIn Premium in their job search, employee lookup, profile matching and so on.
Peter Enns has been developing websites since 1996. He is a social media blogger and author of the free YouTube video-creation tutorial called 7 Day YouTube.