LinkedIn in Nepal

LinkedIn is a popular social network with about 200 million users and mainly used as a professional network. LinkedIn can be used by users and companies to create online profile, manage contacts and interact with their connections or groups. LinkedIn has recently also become a good source for business news and views.

As of November 2012, Nepal has over 140,000 users in LinkedIn . (Source: Socialbakers + Google).

One thing often misused in LinkedIn is the use of personal profile for company profile, which is separate. Companies should fill up profile as a company in LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/companies). Sending connection request as a company is not professional – sending as company member could be fine. I am friend with XYZ company doesn’t make much sense to me. You can follow a company you want though.

Some other segments that you can explore in LinkedIn:

Jobs
Posting jobs in LinkedIn starts at $195 and is basically useless for most companies in Nepal as of now. I’ve seen some companies here do Linkedin advertising but no direct job posting.

Groups
One of the widely used segment in LinkedIn by Nepali is the Groups. There are some popular groups such as Nepal Development Forum and Nepali Professionals Living in Nepal and Abroad

LinkedIn Group Nepal Development Forum

Answers
LinkedIn Answers has a good collection of business Q&A that may be related to the field of your work. Help others and help yourself.

News
LinkedIn News is a good source for business or other news that you choose to subscribe from. Not much to choose from Nepali news source yet though.

Applications
LinkedIn allows adding useful applications to your profile such as blog, presentations, reading list and polls.

Go on, explore LinkedIn and grow your network. You can also add me to LinkedIn if you want to.

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