LinkedIn, the world’s largest online professional network with over 347 million members globally, today announced that it has surpassed two million members in Malaysia. The milestone is particularly significant, following the launch of the Bahasa Malaysia language mobile app in 2014 and LinkedIn’s introduction of the Traditional Chinese language, which together are appealing to a broader cross-section of professionals in Malaysia.
Including Malaysia, LinkedIn’s member base in Southeast Asia is now more than 12 million, and more than 64 million in Asia Pacific. Other countries in Southeast Asia that have more than a million members include Indonesia (4+ million), the Philippines (2+ million) and Singapore (1+ million).
Top 5 Companies Followed by Malaysian Members
- SapuraKencana Petroleum Bhd
The following are some simple tips from LinkedIn to help its members get even more value from the platform:
- Include a photo in your profile: This increases the chances of your profile being viewed by others by 14 times. Your photo should portray you as a professional.
- Join Groups: LinkedIn groups are subject matter specific forums, providing a space for members to post questions, network or discuss relevant topics. It’s easy to find groups using the search feature at the top of your homepage and simply click join once you have found a group that interests you.
- Share insights: When you come across interesting news articles or insights at a conference you attended, share it with your network via updates on LinkedIn. This is also a great way to interact with, and engage your professional network with conversations. Another way to share your expertise is to publish blogs or long-form content on LinkedIn.
- Showcase your skills: Enhance your LinkedIn profile by adding skills you are proficient in, to increase your chances of being discovered by others. When deciding on skills to include, think about tasks you work well on and what skills these demonstrate.
LinkedIn Malaysia is currently headed by Clifford Rosenberg.
He is the Managing Director for LinkedIn in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. In this role, Rosenberg’s focus is driving awareness and uptake of LinkedIn’s products, including recruitment and marketing solutions.
Since January 2010, Rosenberg has set up offices in Sydney and Melbourne, growing the local team to more than 150 staff, including sales, marketing and public relations personnel.