"Linkedin " as Job portal
While seeking new opportunities for myself or looking to add to my teams I start with LinkedIn. The evolution of LinkedIn has provided a forum for not only professional networking but skills development, recognition for accomplishments within LI learning,
I do not think that in all cases LI can replace talent acquisition professionals. It CAN enhance and speed up those professional's work product.
I believe LI has managed their brand and is cultivating what appears to be a natural progression into a job portal based on the millions of professional profiles they host. That data has value and as a corporation they are extracting value by connecting professionals with opportunities. I feel LI has avoided becoming a "Monster" or "Career Builder" type of job board by continuing to provide content, learning and the power of connecting with others.