Visiting LinkedIn

Before visiting LinkedIn, I only had a small clue of what LinkedIn was and what they stood for. Now, after the visit, I’m hooked.

LinkedIn is a business and employment-oriented social networking service, that was founded in 2002, in Mountain View, California.

On April 7th, we visited LinkedIn in San Francisco.

At LinkedIn, we got a great presentation by Martin Laidler-Laursen, and later a good tour of the big building of LinkedIn. Afterwards and last, we were invited for lunch at the firm cafeteria. It was overall a great experience.

LinkedIn has 484 million users worldwide, where 2.1 mio. is from Denmark.

LinkedIn does a great effort to make their employees feel integrated and a part of the teams and the company. They inform every employee about the ongoing and upcoming projects.

LinkedIn is much more than a platform. They connect enterprise.

Their vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. They combined member, companies, jobs, skills, schools and knowles.

Their mission is to connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. They connect for opportunities.

Martin said, it is worth having a good LinkedIn account. Stay informed and create meaningful relationships.

Martin also gave us some fine advice: “Keep learning” – a classic but still so true.

“Know what you wanna do, where you wanna go, and wanna be, know how people can help you” – this can of cause chance, but get a new plan them. The keystone to the future is your plan.

LinkedIn made me feel welcome and a part of the community. They also made me reflect upon my future; think on how to get an internship or a job. They made me want to keep being updated.

These words really stuck in my head. “I’m controlling the future. It’s only me, how can get me where I wanna go. I can get help. But in the end, It’s only me.”


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