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Four million UK professionals opt for a LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn, the Internet network that allows professionals to share information and take advantage of business and career opportunities, has announced that it now has four million members in the UK.

The network, which has over 70 million members worldwide, says the latest milestone takes the proportion of UK professionals to be found on its website to over a third.

Managing director, Kevin Eyres, comments: “UK professionals from all industries are adopting LinkedIn with accelerating speed.”

He adds: “Driving this growth is the increasing realisation of the advantages of having your social and professional identities separate online.”

The company claims that 25% of FTSE 100 companies recruit through LinkedIn, and 50% of Fortune 100 companies.

According to Mr Eyres: “It makes sense to have your skills and experience available and up-to-date so you can be discovered by your next opportunity.”

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