Launched in 2003, LinkedIn is a business and employment-oriented social networking website with 500+ million registered users in over 200 countries and territories. Whether you’re a business owner, a marketing executive or a fresh graduate looking for your dream job, LinkedIn is a place for you to be and explore.
LinkedIn mirrors a traditional networking event where you exchange your business cards with other professionals and have small talks about whatever matters to your business. On LinkedIn, however, your profile speaks for yourself and instead of a handshake you tap “Approve” once you get a connection request.
Being a registered user on LinkedIn, you can build your professional network, look for a job or post one, stay up to date with the latest events, communicate with other members, receive and write recommendation for your colleagues.
Despite its popularity and strictly professional approach, LinkedIn has been affected by restrictions in several countries. Some Middle Eastern and Asian states block or censor various social networks, including the LinkedIn.com website. LinkedIn itself refuses to provide its premium services to companies and residents of several countries such as Cuba, Iran and Syria.
If it’s not your case, there is a chance that LinkedIn is blocked particularly at your school or a workplace. It’s a common practice for institutions to restrict user’s access to various online services in order to eliminate distractions and enhance productivity.
Whatever are the reasons for blocking, not being able to access LinkedIn and other websites is not an attractive option. Therefore, many Internet users rely on VPN services to access the content they need.
Like many other websites, LinkedIn is blocked by denying users’ access based on their IP address. Each time you connect to the internet, you are assigned an IP address revealing the country you’re in. The same goes with local networks – when you connect your office Wi-Fi, any valid restrictions would be applied to your device.
That’s when NordVPN comes into play. It allows you connecting to remote VPN servers and hiding your actual IP address. This makes it look like you are located in a different country and allows you access any content you wish.
Furthermore, NordVPN encrypts the Internet traffic between your device and a VPN server and has a strict no logs policy, which makes it extremely difficult for snoopers to monitor your online activity.