LinkedIn is an online social networking site that is centered on building business connections. It was launched in May 2003 and has since amassed over 150 million members from all over the world. LinkedIn’s popularity springs from its ability to help people build reliable business contacts, find jobs, recruit employees, and get valuable information about the work field. It accomplishes all of these through several helpful features. One such feature is the Groups attribute. Groups can be created by any member and allows people with similar interests and affiliations to connect and interact with each other more easily.
In May of 2009, Peter Lee, CEO of WireWalkersVA, a New York based company, founded the LinkedIn group called “Job Openings, Job Leads and Job Connections!”. As a group that provides its members with job, career, and networking opportunities, it has enjoyed an ever-growing popularity. Now with over 700,000 members, it is the largest of all 1,224,427 groups on LinkedIn.
“Job Openings, Job Leads, and Job Connections” has 20 subgroups, a feature of LinkedIn which helps groups segment and create more targeted interactions and discussions for their members. The 20 subgroups of this group were divided based on geographic location, occupation, industry, and special interest. It’s been found to have one of the best and most diverse subgroup segmentations of all groups on LinkedIn, and also many of the largest.
The 20 subgroups of “Job Openings, Job Leads, and Job Connections!” are:
“IT: Networking, Forum and Jobs” (July 28, 2009) with 65,611 members
“U.S. Jobs, Careers and Networking” (June 26, 2009) with 59,280 members
“Canada Jobs, Careers and Networking” (June 26, 2009) with 41,373 members
“Asia Jobs, Careers and Networking” (July 10, 2009) with 40,894 members
“Europe Jobs, Careers and Networking” (June 26 ,2009) with 40,792 members
“Executives and Managers: Networking, Forum and Jobs” (July 28, 2009) with 37,841 members
“Marketing and Sales: Networking, Forum and Jobs” (July 28, 2009) with 36,298 members
“HR Staffing and Recruiting Professionals Forum” (July 14, 2009) with 36,147 members
“India Jobs, Careers and Networking” (June 26, 2009) with 33,604 members
“Project Management: Networking, Forum and Jobs” (August 26, 2009) with 26,086 members
“Finance and Accounting: Networking, Forum and Jobs” (September 10, 2009) with 23,977 members
“Top Candidates for Jobs: Post Profiles or Find Employees” (June 26, 2009) with 19,941 members
“Contract, Consulting, Freelance and Part-Time Jobs” (October 12, 2009) with 18,119 members
“Media and Entertainment: Networking, Forum and Jobs” (October 12, 2009) with 16,520
“Telecom and Wireless: Networking, Forum and Jobs” (August 12, 2009) with 16,094 members
“Health care, Bio, Pharma and Life Sciences” (August 26, 2009) with 14,619
“Retail, Product, Consumer and Service Professionals” (August 26, 2009) with 10,667 members
“Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, and Start-ups” (July 10, 2009) with 8,196 members
“Job and Career Networking” (July 14, 2009) with 8,141 members
“Real Estate, Finance, Investment, Construction and Sales” (August 12, 2009) with 4,011 members.
WireWalkersVA is a company based in New York that was founded by its CEO, Peter Lee and his team of business, marketing and social media experts. They have a website http://wirewalkersva.com that provides resources such as ebooks, podcasts, videos, blogs and a forums on business, marketing and social media networking. They aim to help new and established businesses thrive in a competitive world. In 2009, they created the Group called “Job Openings, Job Leads and Job Connections!” that with over 715,000 members, has become the largest of over 1.2 million other Groups on LinkedIn.
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