For the second year in a row, LinkedIn has released its Most inDemand Employers ranking, and the results might just shock you!
Though, let's be honest here, they really shouldn't. They really, really shouldn't.
Just like it did last year, the company that the most people wanted to work for was Google. Hey, was that terrible-looking Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson movie actually right? Maybe everyone really does want to work for Google!
Coming in second place again, just like last year, was Apple.
The rest of the top the saw a little bit of a shakeup: Microsoft and Facebook were both, once again, listed at two of the most sought after companies, both of them slipped a little bit. Microsoft went from number three to number five, while Facebook went from number four to number six.
The only other tech company to make the top 10 was Amazon, which saw a huge rise after not making it into the top 20 in 2012. The company was able to triple its LinkedIn followers over the past 12 months.
Elsewhere on the list, Twitter isn't doing so hot at 23rd place, falling from 14th last year. The company just narrowly beat out Salesforce at number 25.
Could this be a bad sign for Twitter as it plans for its IPO? Eh, probably not, but I wonder if it will see some gain once it is a public company.
Other notable companies on the list include HP in 37th place, Oracle at 39, Groupon at 41, Zynga at 42, Netflix at 74, Samsung at 85, Adobe at 87.
And then there is Spotify, which just barely made it in, coming in as the 99th most sought after company on the network. What is so notable about Spotify's inclusion is that is the smallest company to make this year’s list, with only 2,066 employees.
These rankings are based on the actions of LinkedIn's roughly 238 million members. There more than 25 billion interactions between members and companies this year. How exactly the list was formulated, though, is not specified.
There was one other Interesting note about this year's list: as LinkedIn points out, a large number of companies, 42% of them, were located outside the United States, a 10% gain over 2012.
That basically matches what the company in terms of revenue in its latest quarterly earnings report when a total of $224.3 million, or 62%, of LinkedIn’s revenue came from the U.S., while $139.4 million, or 38%, came from international markets.
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