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By Julie Majdalani
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June 3, 2022 10:01 am

LinkedIn Premium: is it worth paying for?

Employment professionals, job seekers, and most professionals hang out in this space
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Just a few years ago, LinkedIn wasn’t as popular as it is today.

However, with the passage of time and continuous development, the site flourished and became ever more popular.

Employment professionals, job seekers, and most professionals “hang around” to promote themselves, exchange career ideas, and discuss business.

It can be said that this professional social network has matured, its goals have expanded, and the number of its subscribers has increased, as today professionals rely heavily on it in the process of hiring and/or searching for jobs.

The site’s management is searching to add more features to market services that help in developing the ability of subscribers in reaching the largest number of professionals and employment opportunities.

LinkedIn Premium

 

LinkedIn created “LinkedIn Premium” to help job seekers find work that matches their aspirations and plans.

It also helps those looking for employees to find the right person in the right position, in addition to communicating with them and scheduling interviews.

It also allows messaging to accounts that you can only reach or email via a paid upgrade.

The service also targets those who are looking to attract new clients to their business and showcase their professional and advertising offerings.

Premium allows subscribers to know who browsed their accounts, whereas previously they could only find out the last 2 or 3, keeping other browsers unknown.

Below are details of the packages that LinkedIn Premium offers, along with their prices and features.

1- Premium Career

 

The basic plan starts at $29.99 per month.

It is intended for people who are currently searching for jobs and want to connect with hiring managers.

It features:

  • 3 InMail messages per month
  • The ability to see the number of searches the account appeared in, and the number of people who viewed the profile in the last 90 days
  • Additional information on posted jobs, and job recommendations for applicants
  • Additional salary information
  • Access to educational videos on demand
  • Assistance in preparing for the interview

But despite all these advantages, Premium Career has some limitations.

If you do a lot of people searches in a short period of time, LinkedIn will stop showing results, and you will be prompted for a business subscription.

It also has limited InMail balances compared to higher services, such as Premium Business, which offers 15 InMail messages.

2- Premium Business

 

This plan starts at $47.99 per month.

It is intended for business owners and those working in business development to connect with potential partners and enhance their brand.

In addition to the basic benefits of Premium Career, it offers:

  • 15 InMail messages per month.
  • Additional information about companies and people searches.

3-Sales Navigator Professional

 

These start at $64.99 per month.

It is intended for professionals who want to generate sales and build leads on LinkedIn.

In addition to the main benefits of Premium Career, it gives you:

  • 20 InMail messages per month.
  • Advanced search filters.
  • Ability to take notes on user profiles, in addition to using various sales tools. 

4-Recruiter Lite

 

The higher tier starts at $99.95.

This service is intended for recruitment and those looking for good talents on the site.

In addition to the main benefits of Premium Career, it gives you:

  • 30 InMail messages per month, according to the subscription price.
  • Access to powerful search tools, projects, and other recruitment-focused features.

It should be noted that the subscription value can increase according to the value of the payment tax, which varies according to the place of residence of the application user.

Also, since we are talking about fees, you can try LinkedIn Premium benefits for free for a month.

You can also get a refund if you want to opt-out of any of the LinkedIn Premium levels you choose.

Is LinkedIn Premium worth paying for?

 

But the question remains, are the LinkedIn Premium benefits worth paying for?

If you are an employee or a salesperson, LinkedIn can be an excellent way to connect with customers. But you should think carefully about whether this site is the ideal way to build your network or if you need to upgrade your service.

As for regular users, the only real benefit is the additional job search features.

However, if you are currently working or not actively looking for a new job, you may not need large InMail credits and see who viewed your profile.

So, the answer is in how much you need these additional benefits or willing to give up some of them. It all depends on you.