The world’s largest networking site for professionals LinkedIn’s user base has reportedly risen above 300 million people across over 200 countries. Meanwhile, nearly 23 million new members have signed on since the start of this year.
Senior vice president of products and user experience at LinkedIn, Deep Nishar, said that mobile would be the key to reaching the global workforce of 3.3 billion people. According to a recent study, LinkedIn is used more on mobiles than on PCs with an average of 15 million profile views and 44,000 job applications in over 200 countries through mobile.
LinkedIn, the business-oriented social networking site, recently announced in a blog post that it has crossed the 50 million member mark in the Asia Pacific region.
Nine countries in the region have more than a million members each – India (24+ million), Australia (5+ million), China (4+ million), Indonesia and the Philippines (2+ million each), Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and New Zealand (1+ million each).
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LinkedIn added 7+ million new members in India in the year 2013. In Southeast Asia, there was an increase of more than 50% in LinkedIn’s member base that reached 9+ million last year.
LinkedIn members come from a broad cross-section of industries across the Asia Pacific region among which the top five are IT & Services, Telecommunications, Oil & Energy, Banking & Financial Services, and Hospitality.