LinkedIn Membership

Written on 01/06/2020

LinkedIn Membership

Free versus paid LinkedIn accounts

There’s not much difference between a free account and paid account on LinkedIn. And the basic account is anything but basic in usage.

Your free account with LinkedIn allows you to use most of LinkedIn’s most popular features, including

  • Building a network of connections with no limits on size or numbers
  • Reconnecting with any member of the LinkedIn network, provided that he knows you and agrees to connect to you
  • Creating a professional and detailed LinkedIn profile
  • Giving and receiving an unlimited number of recommendations
  • Joining or creating up to 50 different LinkedIn Groups
  • Requesting up to five introductions at one time (after someone accepts an introduction, you can request a new introduction in its place)
  • Performing an unlimited number of searches for LinkedIn members in your extended network

If you want to step up to a paid account, some of the main features include

  • Sending a message to anyone in the LinkedIn community — regardless of whether she is in your extended network — through an InMail messaging service
  • Sending more introductions than the basic account allows
  • Viewing more LinkedIn profile information of people not in your LinkedIn network when you conduct advanced searches
  • Seeing more LinkedIn network profile information when you conduct advanced searches
  • Seeing exactly who has viewed your profile and how they arrived at your profile
  • Performing a reference check on someone
  • Obtaining membership in the OpenLink program, which gives you unlimited OpenLink messages

The paid accounts

Every premium account comes with certain benefits regardless of the level you choose. These benefits include

  • Unlimited one-click reference searches
  • OpenLink network membership
  • Unlimited OpenLink messages
  • Ability to see who viewed your profile
  • Access to premium content
  • One-business-day customer service for your LinkedIn questions

Premium Career features

Candidates with Premium Career get hired an average of 2X as fast.

  1. Direct messaging to recruitersReach out directly to any recruiter or job poster with 3 InMail credits
  2. Who’s Viewed Your ProfileSee who’s viewed you in the last 90 days and how they found you
  3. Featured ApplicantStand out to recruiters when you apply as a featured applicant
  4. Applicant InsightsSee how you compare to other candidates
  5. Online video coursesGet the most in-demand business, tech and creative skills taught by industry experts with LinkedIn Learning
  6. Instant access to salary insightsSee salary details when browsing jobs without sharing your personal data

No commitment for 1 month – cancel anytime

After your free month, pay as little as CA$34.99* / month

Premium Business features

Premium Business members get an average of 6X more profile views.

  1. 15 InMail™ messagesContact anyone on LinkedIn, even if you’re not connected
  2. Who’s Viewed Your ProfileSee who’s viewed you in the last 90 days and how they found you
  3. Business InsightsGet deep insights into a company’s growth and functional trends
  4. Unlimited people browsingView unlimited profiles from search results and suggested profiles – up to 3rd degree
  5. Online video coursesGet the most in-demand business, tech and creative skills taught by industry experts with LinkedIn Learning
  6. Career InsightsSee how you compare to other job applicants and get instant access to salary details

No commitment for 1 month – cancel anytime

After your free month, pay as little as CA$49.99* / month when billed annually

Sales Navigator Professional features

Top social selling professionals are 3X more likely to exceed quota.

  1. 20 InMail™ messagesStart meaningful conversations with prospects, even if you’re not connected
  2. Who’s Viewed Your ProfileSee what prospects have been interested in you over the last 90 days
  3. Sales InsightsGet insights on your accounts and leads, like job changes, company growth, and more
  4. Unlimited people browsingView unlimited profiles from search results and suggested profiles – up to 3rd degree
  5. Advanced Search with Lead BuilderZero in on decision makers and create custom lead lists with advanced search filters
  6. Lead recommendations and saved leadsQuickly discover the right people and save them to stay up to date

No commitment for 1 month – cancel anytime

After your free month, pay as little as CA$69.99* / month when billed annually

Recruiter Lite features

Join the thousands of businesses that are hiring with Recruiter Lite.

  1. 30 InMail™ messagesContact anyone and save time with templates
  2. Who’s Viewed Your ProfileSee potential candidates who viewed you in the last 90 days
  3. Advanced SearchZero-in on top talent with advanced search filters designed for recruiting
  4. Unlimited people browsingView unlimited profiles from search results and suggested profiles – up to 3rd degree
  5. Smart SuggestionsUse dynamic suggestions as you search to uncover additional talent
  6. Automatic candidate trackingTrack candidates and open roles with Projects
  7. Integrated hiringManage your whole candidate pool in one place
  8. Recruiting-specific designThe LinkedIn experience, enhanced for recruiting

No commitment for 1 month – cancel anytime

After your free month, pay as little as CA$99.99* / month when billed annually

Resources

https://www.linkedin.com/premium/products

https://www.dummies.com/social-media/linkedin/linkedin-costs-and-benefits/