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LinkedIn Premium – Is It Worth it?

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LinkedIn Premium – Is It Worth it?

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with more than 160 million members.  The basic service is free and for casual users of the service, is probably adequate.  However, LinkedIn offers three premium accounts (Business, Business Plus and Executive) that provide access to powerful tools enabling you to easily find, contact and manage your connections.For $24.95/month, active networkers, job seekers, human resources and talent acquisition professionals will find the advantages of LinkedIn Premium to be well worth the nominal monthly cost.  Business Plus and Executive subscriptions, which offer expanded features, are $49.95/month and 74.95/month, respectively.  Discounts are available for annual subscriptions.

Some of the features available with LinkedIn Premium include:

  • Contact anyone on LinkedIn with InMail- response guaranteed.  If you don’t get a response to an InMail within 7 days, LinkedIn will return the credit to your account.  The Business package offers 3 InMails per month.

  • Access expanded profiles of people outside of your network

  • See more profiles with every search (starting with 300 profiles)

  • Zero in on leads with advanced search filters

  • Get the full list of Who’s Viewed Your Profile

  • Manage your contacts and profiles

  • Get full name visibility for all 3rd degree connections – this is available with the Executive subscription.