LinkedIn hits two million members in Australia
The networking site can connect professionals and provide information about companies and even links to the latest job listings.
“Given that we focus solely on the professional audience, this is a significant milestone for us,” says Cliff Rosenberg, managing director for LinkedIn in Australia and New Zealand.
“Our growth has been driven by Australian professionals using LinkedIn to network, build their online brand, gain insights from the community and find new career or business opportunities.
“Since we established local operations, we have seen strong demand and response for our recruitment and marketing solutions services.
“We have also had success in establishing local relationships with Optus and Vodafone Hutchison Australia to offer our members free access to LinkedIn on their mobile to drive further usage.”
In the run up to gaining the two millionth member some interesting milestones and statistics were uncovered.
Fastest growing industry sectors in Australia are Think Tanks, Higher Education and Hospital & Healthcare.
Most common last name of professionals are Smith, Jones, Brown and Lee
There are 45.8 million connections between members
485 professionals list ‘winemaker’ as their job description
18 of the ASX-listed companies are using LinkedIn’s hiring solutions
1,276 professionals listed ‘guru’ in their profile
12,108 professionals listed ‘social media’ in their title description.
10.7% of members in Australia are small business owners.