Call it the flaw of the system or just how our mentality works, but in India you are never really a college graduate or for that matter good enough to come out of your college until you have secured yoruself a placement. While the market is populated with several well-known solutions for folks to look at their next jobs and pick them up via job portals, there is not really a concrete solution for those who have just come out of their classes and are looking for their first jobs. With several colleges not having a proper placement cell, freshers face a tough time finding the perfect first job.
This is where, LinkedIn has come to the rescue of these freshers. With a user base of over 30 million, which makes India its second largest market after the United States, LinkedIn has decided to launch LinkedIn Placements app which will basically allow freshly graduated kids to look and find their first job. The move to launch yet another app is well within the strategy of LinkedIn where they have tried to move several features that were initially a part of the original LinkedIn app only to new apps and clearly demark the features. Developed by around 40 employees, the Linkedin Placements app will hit India first, before a global rollout happens.
Ganesan Venakatasubramanian, head, engineering, LinkedIn India said, “Our conversations with students, placement officers and recruiters involved in campus recruitment point to an unmet need for efficiency and effectiveness”.
LinkedIn has over 340 million users globally as of now, making it one of the biggest social media networks.