If you have searched for a job in the past decade, odds are you have heard of LinkedIn, a website for job seekers and recruiters alike. LinkedIn offers job seekers a platform to upload their resume, highlight professional contacts, and develop business connections. The monthly fee for maintaining an active profile with LinkedIn used to be minimal. However, the company recently updated their membership options and fee structure. Below I will discuss some upgrades and evaluate if the increased fees are worth it.
Note: it is free to sign up for a Basic account on LinkedIn, which is useful if you just want to create a professional profile online. However, to access the most useful job-search tools, you need to sign up for a Premium account. For more information, read this article on the LinkedIn Help website: