Should you Pay for LinkedIn?

Oct 25, 2018 | Social Media

What are the Benefits of Paid Accounts?

Here is our summary of the different pricing models for LinkedIn, to help you make your decision on whether it is worth paying for.

This information is true and correct as per the LinkedIn website in October 2018

Free
Premium Career: $39.99* / month
Premium Business: $54.99* / month when billed annually
Sales Navigator Professional: $74.99* / month when billed annually
Recruiter Lite: $129.99* / month when billed annually

Free version

  • Find and reconnect with people
  • Request and provide recommendations.
  • Search for and view profiles of other LinkedIn members.
  • Receive unlimited InMail messages.
  • Save up to three searches and get weekly alerts on those searches.
  • See who viewed your profile in the last 5 days
  • Send InMail messages to those who you are connected to

Premium Business – For professional networking

  • 3 InMail messages per month (which can be sent to any LinkedIn user, regardless of whether you’re connected)
  • See who’s viewed your profile in the last 90 days (not just the last 5)
  • View any profile (up to 3rd degree connections)
  • Get exclusive insights into public and private companies on LinkedIn. Make informed business decisions by keeping tabs on competitors, market leaders, and up-and-comers. You can also break down growth and hiring trends by function to determine where companies are investing resources.
  • View salary insights on live jobs
  • Get access to LinkedIn’s online video courses

Premium Career – For an individual looking for jobs

  • 3 InMail messages per month (which can be sent to any LinkedIn user, regardless of whether you’re connected)
  • See who’s viewed your profile in the last 90 days (not just the last 5)
  • Display at the top of recruiters’ applicant lists
  • See how you compare to other candidates
  • View salary insights while browsing jobs
  • Get access to LinkedIn’s online video courses

Sales Navigator Professional – For business development

  • All the benefits of Premium Career plus
  • 20 InMail messages per month (which can be sent to any LinkedIn user, regardless of whether you’re connected)
  • Access LinkedIn’s Sales Navigator lead developing tool:
    • Leads, accounts, and key contacts – Save people and accounts who are important to you to see their updates, mentions, and more on your Sales Navigator homepage.
    • Advanced Search – Narrow your list of prospects with an extensive list of search criteria.
    • CRM integrations
    • Sales updates – Stay up-to-date on what’s happening with the people and companies you’re interested in.
    • Extended network access – View profiles and activity for 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree connections.
    • Out-of-network profile unlocks – View the names and profiles of members outside your network.
    • TeamLink – Use your company’s network to uncover hidden connections and potential introductions.
    • Usage reports and analytics – See how your team is using Sales Navigator.

Recruiter Lite – For large scale recruiters and HR departments

  • All the benefits of Premium Career plus
  • 30 InMail messages per month (which can be sent to any LinkedIn user, regardless of whether you’re connected)
  • See who’s viewed your profile in the last 90 days (not just the last 5)
  • Advanced search; unlimited visibility of your extended network
  • Automatic candidate tracking; integrated hiring; recruiting-specific design.
  • Zero in on ideal candidates using eight Premium search filters optimized for recruiting
  • View unlimited profiles in your extended network (up to 3rd-degree connections)
  • Organise your talent pool by placing candidates into Projects, setting reminders to follow up, and having a dedicated holding space for profiles that interest you

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