“LinkedIn Premium” is actually split into 4 different types
What does LinkedIn Premium cost?
How much is LinkedIn Premium? Well, it varies based on the type of package you pick.
Premium Career: $29.99* / month
Premium Business: $47.99* / month when billed annually
Sales Navigator Professional: $64.99* / month when billed annually
Recruiter Lite: $99.95* / month when billed annually
*These prices do not include sales tax. Also those “billed annually” are up to 20% more expensive if you choose to pay month-to-month.
Also important: these are just the bottom tiers. There are 2 higher tiers that branch off each at additional cost. LinkedIn does not disclose anything about these until you’ve already become a customer.
What do you get with LinkedIn Premium?
• 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
Premium Business: Like the “Career” plan but with 15 InMail messages; you can browse more profiles — up to 3rd degree; see business insights (e.g. “Employee distribution and growth by function,” “Notable alumni”).
Sales Navigator Professional: Like the “Career” plan but with 20 InMail messages; access to LinkedIn’s Sales Navigator lead-developing tool; lead lists; lead recommendations.
Recruiter Lite: Like the “Career” plan but with 30 InMail messages; advanced search; unlimited visibility of your extended network; automatic candidate tracking; integrated hiring; recruiting-specific design.
Is LinkedIn Premium worth it?
The key question here is: will you really use these specific features? Because if you don’t utilize the Premium tools you paid for, the upgrade won’t make any difference for you.
What is the single best thing I can do to be more successful on LinkedIn?
Here’s the (sad) truth: Once you have a LinkedIn profile picture that makes an excellent gut-level first impression, people read your profile and see your work in a much more positive light.
It’s what psychologists call the “halo effect,” and it puts you way ahead of the competition.
One of the easiest ways to make your LinkedIn profile better (and get your profile views up) is to test some pictures on Photofeeler. Then choose the photo that makes the best first impression. It has been known to make an enormous difference.
Go to Photofeeler.com now and give it a try!
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