LinkedIn for Business Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

LinkedIn for Business

Get the most from your professional network

4.54/5 (833 reviews)

LinkedIn for Business overview

What is LinkedIn for Business?

LinkedIn is a professional networking site that allows members to create business contacts in order to search for jobs and find potential clients. Users can build a professional profile that can be viewed by others in the network.

With more than 546 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenue coming from Talent Solutions, Marketing Solutions, and Premium Subscriptions products. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn has offices across the globe.
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LinkedIn for Business screenshot: Users can find and apply for jobs, and view job recommendationsWhat is LinkedIn?LinkedIn for Business screenshot: Users can Refine job searches on the LinkedIn jobs tab by location, distance, company, job title, job function, salary, industry and date postedLinkedIn for Business screenshot: LinkedIn offers a one-click apply feature to submit your LinkedIn profile for the job opportunityLinkedIn for Business screenshot: See who viewed your profile and where they workLinkedIn for Business screenshot: Using the career interests dashboard, users can set their career interests by location, company size, industry, and the job titles they're interested in pursuingLinkedIn for Business screenshot: Search for jobs using keywords via mobile deviceLinkedIn for Business screenshot: List skills, and collect and showcase endorsements from other usersLinkedIn for Business screenshot: LinkedIn offers integration with the Profile Card in Office 365
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Rohullah H.

LinkedIn Review

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-02-19
Review Source: GetApp

LinkedIn is so far one of the best platforms for recruiters as well as for job seekers with many users. It is a reliable, useful, simple and powerful tool in providing effective communication between job seekers and employers worldwide. It helps the recruiters to locate competent employees faster that any other platforms and also it will help the job seekers to connect easily with employers and land in a high paying job more efficiently than other platform.

Pros
LinkedIn is one of the best and most trusted job searching application in the world. This is true because of the fact that a lot of people included myself have gotten great result with using LinkedIn in getting a job and participating in job-driven skills training necessary for developing the required skills that the employers are looking for. Even though the free version of LinkedIn also provides good services for job seekers, but the premium version provides the most relevant and trustworthy connection between large and famous recruiters and job seekers all over the world. The training includes but not limited to time management, organisational skills, administrative skills, IT skills and so on. In conclusion, I strongly recommend LinkedIn for people who are trying to find a good job with a good company because of the advantages I mentioned in my review.

Cons
The positive things about this software outweighs the negative points because I thought a lot about anything negative about LinkedIn, and after too much thinking, I only can point out some little improvement that could make LinkedIn easier to use for people who have less knowledge of Information Technology. This task could be done by simplifying some features for creating our profile on LinkedIn.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Sabharish K.

Excellent professional networking application to bring talent and opportunity together!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-11-08
Review Source: GetApp

My overall experience with LinkedIn has been great over the years. It has helped me meet some of the best people I have ever met over the course of my education and employment journey. It has allowed me to learn so much simply from following other people and how they approach certain things and I've been able to incorporate some of it with my own personal and professional lives. The learning is endless and it is a wealth of knowledge out there.

Pros
The thing I like most about this software is how they have evolved over the years. I have been a long time user of LinkedIn and it has been fantastic to see how they have adapted to the modern needs of the world over the years. It is more than just professional networking now. Their career tool is fantastic. I have been on both ends as a job seeker myself and also a recruiter and the user experience is very consistent and great in both roles. As a job seeker, I loved taking advantage of LinkedIn Premium to make sure my profile was at the top of the list for the recruiter to give myself a better chance. It has been great to build my profile over time and cleanly present my educational and employment history as part of my portfolio. The addition of skills and certifications that I possess along with references and recommendations from my co-workers and colleagues has boosted my profile a lot as well.

Cons
Sometimes it can be overwhelming. You are constantly under the pressure of keeping your profile up-to-date and most of that work seems to be manual and time consuming in many ways. This means that LinkedIn is still not a global solution and lacks integrations with other applications that provide verified and validated credentials which I'm not able to add to my profile at just the click of a button. As a recruiter, I also get an overwhelming number of private messages and profiles for an opportunity that I have posted. It doesn't really find the best match which means I have to dig through a lot of profiles to find someone that fits my needs. LinkedIn Learning is good but not great. The subscription based model is alright but the skills taught in them seems to be a bit outdated so they have to update their content and learning resources.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Anonymous

Great Networking Platform

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-03-22
Review Source: GetApp

Very fun. I had a separate account years prior when I worked in accounting but opted for a fresh look when I got involved in the arts. Its an incredible field to be in, very demanding but one that helps shape a person in ways I dont think can be achieved any more successfully. LinkedIn is just a super cool place for people to meet and network and share ideas and opportunities with a growing world thats in need of its services. So much good could come from ideas like this one and i think future generations can do so much more their world if they were aware of the people and opportunities and work that was done prior to them taking the reigns. The world is changing so rapidly and its important to be tuned in and aware, open and active; so this is a great place for intelligent, driven people who desire to achieve.

Pros
LinkedIn, from my understanding, is/was one of the original networking platforms for professionals. The interface is simple, modern and very user-friendly. Ive run across some of the coolest profiles of modern day creators for this generation. Theres so much to learn about different areas of business and education that you may not know exists otherwise. Very trendy, cool & classy souls and its just a great place to start if you're looking to advance your career or financial situation in any way. Very down to earth vibe, and the people generally are very open and accepting. Intelligent beings, I really enjoyed a lot of my time there!

Cons
Its not so much the software as it is the economy. I feel like the world slowed down a lot several years ago, and if you werent in the know you missed the shift. I feel like theres a new avenue in business in America that wasnt there before and because Im not involved I get a since of just boredom or almost like a stagnation, so Im not as active in the community as I used to be. Theres a whole new group of professionals in a different field of work that i feel like i really missed out on, so the swing of things has changed a bit. I literally feel the difference .. only complaint I think I have about the software is the mailbox. It can be kind of irritating. But otherwise most of the features are awesome.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Yaroslav K.

Professional Social Network that is trying HARD to reach you | Only for GrownUps!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-05
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
*Linked in is a great tool for professionals In comparison to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, VK and others, Linkedin is not searching for traffic or huge amount of visitors. The platforms aims to target only relevant people. It has no fun(technically) or no specific aim to connect genders. And this is the beauty of the network. It is the best tool to find job, have your work contacts separated from your REAL LIFE and expand your possibilities and career.

Cons
*Design is quite old, which is the same issue with almost any social network today, *Great functionality and integrations come at the cost and they made Linkedin slow and unusable on old devices.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Jamie V.

Excellent App For Human Resource Management

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-02-20
Review Source: GetApp

My overall experience with LinkedIn has been overwhelmingly positive. The sales and support staff are all very knowledgeable and eager to help in any way possible. LinkedIn's Business Solution has increased our success in finding the best job-seekers and connecting them with a great career within our organization.

Pros
There are many things that I like about this app but the top pro to this app as an end user is the ability to solicit experts to critique and offer suggestions to make an individual's profile shine. A person can get suggestions on how to write a resumé that will be distinct enough that it gets noticed but also unique to each job being applied for. LinkedIn is also a valuable tool for social networking amongst colleagues and peers across your particular industry as well as happenings in other industries in the economy. People share lessons they've learned, successes, and failures which provides for a vast knowledge base that is at the tips of your fingers. All a person has to do is look.

Cons
In implementing the business solution we had a little bit of trouble integrating the inmail application with our in house human resource crm. However, this was not an issue with LinkedIn's application but simply needed a gateway into our proprietary management system. Overall, I don't have any complaints with LinkedIn's Business Solution.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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LinkedIn for Business pricing

Basic version of LinkedIn is available for free. There are different pricing plans for Recruiters, Job Seekers and Sales Professionals.

LinkedIn for Business features

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Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Applicant Tracking
Employee Profiles
Search/Filter

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Additional information for LinkedIn for Business

Key features of LinkedIn for Business

  • InMail messages
  • Introductions
  • Search
  • References
  • Skill endorsement
  • Network suggestions
  • Lead builder (premium feature)
  • Sales alerts (premium feature)
  • Reference search (premium feature)
  • Keyword search
  • Recommendations
  • Advanced people searches
  • Professional gallery (work examples, photos, video, etc.)
  • Unique profile link
  • Targeted searches
  • Create a company page
  • Review analytics
  • Alumni tool
  • Join groups
  • Trending topics via the newsfeed
  • Chatbot
  • Smart replies
  • Native videos
  • Search categories
  • Chat-like messaging
  • Advanced search filters
  • Blogging interface
  • Homepage feed
  • Notifications
  • Group suggestions
  • Articles
  • SlideShare
  • Multi-media
  • Real-time conversations
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Benefits

With LinkedIn users can:

- establish your professional profile and control one of the top search results for your name.
- build and maintain a broader network of professionals.
- find and reconnect with colleagues and classmates.
- learn about other companies.
- find and reach the people you need.
- get access to the knowledge of your network.
- discover new opportunities.