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How to get an Internship With LinkedIn

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Who doesn’t want to work for LinkedIn? The most popular and successful professional social networking service, which was first launched in 2003, operates to help jobseekers and professionals around the world connect! With its headquarters at Mountain View, California, LinkedIn currently consists of 5,400 employees and has more than 347 million members worldwide! If you also want to work for LinkedIn and help people find their dream job in any way possible check out what it takes to become an intern at the company!

The Internship

LinkedIn offers a variety of internship opportunities including technical internships, business internships and MBA internships:

Technical Internships:

If you are interested in Engineering, Web Development, Data Mining or you are a more creative individual you should apply for a technical internship to develop your skills while working on some of the world’s most powerful databases.

Business Internships:

Apply for a business internship if you are studying Finance, Marketing, HR, Business or Law and prepare to meet interesting people from diverse backgrounds and build strong professional relationships.

MBA Internships:

Becoming an MBA intern requires that you are a current MBA student and interested in Sales, Marketing, HR, Finance or Business Development. This internship will help you apply what you have learned at university directly into your work getting hands-on experience!

If you are interested in becoming an intern at LinkedIn, you can apply directly from their website once you have become a member! Also, check out LinkedIn Student Careers to get updates on student opportunities!

Required Skills

After having a look at the job requirements set by LinkedIn for various intern positions, here are some of the qualities and transferable skills that are regarded as essential to getting the internship:

  • Strong interpersonal skills (listening, speaking, writing).
  • Problem solving ability and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work in a diverse, team-focused environment.
  • Driven and self-motivated.
  • Creative and collaborative.
  • Determined and resourceful.

The Interview with LinkedIn

According to Glassdoor, the best way to apply for an internship with LinkedIn is online. Of those who actually got an interview:

  • 32% applied online.
  • 30% through a recruiter.
  • 17% from an employee referral.
  • 12% from campus recruiting.

In terms of the interview difficulty, it is currently an average of 3.2 out of 5 which is not too hard if you are thinking of giving it a shot! Also, the overall interview experience based on reviews from previous applications is described as:

  • Positive – 54%
  • Negative – 28%
  • Neutral – 16%

Learn More about the Company

LinkedIn’s mission is to change the way the world works by “creating economic opportunity for every professional in the world”. They are committed to helping people find their dream job and excel professionally allowing them to connect with key individuals within their industry.

Joining LinkedIn and learning more about what the company will definitely help you stay up to date with news and plans for development, so that when the day of your interview comes you know as much as possible about the company and you are thoroughly prepared!

Once you have become a LinkedIn member – or if you are already one, follow LinkedIn’s CEO Jeff Weiner and Chairman Reid Hoffman on LinkedIn to learn all about what they are currently up to. Also, visit LinkedIn Careers to get updates about job openings at LinkedIn!

Finally, check out the following video from Tech Crunch to get a glimpse of what working at LinkedIn feels like and become more familiar with the culture of the organisation!

 

See also: How to Build Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn

Have you ever had an interview with LinkedIn? What was your experience like? Your thoughts and comments below please...

 

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