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Your Dream Job according to LinkedIn

Company releases interactive graphic with the most desirable employers

October 11, 2012

Using the data provided by more than 175 million users, LinkedIn released today (11/10) an interactive infographic with the most attractive companies to potential candidates. Untitled  LinkedIn’s Most InDemand Employers, this visualization takes in account the interactions between users and the companies, which is what makes it ‘so unique’, according to Michael Li, the company’s Senior manager Business Analytics.

(image: LinkedIn)

On his blog post, Li shares some of findings as well as the methodology used to create the visualization:

We cross-referenced our data with thousands of survey responses to pinpoint the specific activities that best indicate familiarity and interest in working for a company: connecting with employees, viewing employee profiles, visiting Company and Career Pages, and following companies. After crunching this data and normalizing for things like company size, we developed our top 100 global list. We then applied LinkedIn profile data to rank the most sought-after employers among professionals in five countries and four job functions.

The data presented shows the 20 major companies in eight markets: Canada, US, Brazil, the UK, India, Australia, France and the Netherlands. It also allows you to browse by the type of job (Function) among four categories: Students & Recent Grads, Finance & Accounting, Marketing Professionals and Software Engineers.

(image: LinkedIn)

With no surprise, Google is still the most desirable company, something that has been a constant in the past few years, according to Fortune’s ranking of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Besides the interactive feature, the company also published a static infographic with some of the main findings:

(infographic: LinkedIn)

Links: LinkedIn Blog – Ranking the 100 Most InDemand Employers Using LinkedIn Data

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.