Using The LinkedIn Industries List In Defining Your Ideal Client Profile

What is the LinkedIn industry list?

The list

  1. Information Technology and Services
  2. Hospital & Health Care
  3. Construction
  4. Retail
  5. Education Management
  6. Financial Services
  7. Accounting
  8. Computer Software
  9. Higher Education
  10. Automotive
  11. Government Administration
  12. Marketing and Advertising
  13. Banking
  14. Health, Wellness and Fitness
  15. Real Estate
  16. Food & Beverages
  17. Telecommunications
  18. Oil & Energy
  19. Hospitality
  20. Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  21. Primary/Secondary Education
  22. Internet
  23. Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
  24. Insurance
  25. Medical Practice
  26. Human Resources
  27. Consumer Services
  28. Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
  29. Pharmaceuticals
  30. Restaurants
  31. Management Consulting
  32. Civil Engineering
  33. Research
  34. Design
  35. Logistics and Supply Chain
  36. Law Practice
  37. Architecture & Planning
  38. Apparel & Fashion
  39. Consumer Goods
  40. Facilities Services
  41. Food Production
  42. Non-Profit Organization Management
  43. Machinery
  44. Entertainment
  45. Chemicals
  46. Wholesale
  47. Arts and Crafts
  48. Utilities
  49. Farming
  50. Legal Services
  51. Mining & Metals
  52. Airlines/Aviation
  53. Leisure, Travel & Tourism
  54. Sports
  55. Building Materials
  56. Environmental Services
  57. Professional Training & Coaching
  58. Medical Devices
  59. Music
  60. Individual & Family Services
  61. Cosmetics
  62. Mental Health Care
  63. Industrial Automation
  64. Security and Investigations
  65. Staffing and Recruiting
  66. Aviation & Aerospace
  67. Graphic Design
  68. Biotechnology
  69. Textiles
  70. Import and Export
  71. Consumer Electronics
  72. Public Relations and Communications
  73. Broadcast Media
  74. Business Supplies and Equipment
  75. Writing and Editing
  76. Military
  77. Media Production
  78. Computer Networking
  79. International Trade and Development
  80. Renewables & Environment
  81. Events Services
  82. Civic & Social Organization
  83. Photography
  84. Computer Hardware
  85. Defense & Space
  86. Furniture
  87. Computer & Network Security
  88. Printing
  89. Fine Art
  90. Investment Management
  91. E-Learning
  92. Outsourcing/Offshoring
  93. Warehousing
  94. Law Enforcement
  95. Publishing
  96. Religious Institutions
  97. Maritime
  98. Information Services
  99. Supermarkets
  100. Executive Office
  101. Animation
  102. Government Relations
  103. Semiconductors
  104. Program Development
  105. Plastics
  106. Online Media
  107. Public Safety
  108. Packaging and Containers
  109. Judiciary
  110. Alternative Medicine
  111. Performing Arts
  112. Commercial Real Estate
  113. Motion Pictures and Film
  114. Veterinary
  115. Computer Games
  116. Luxury Goods & Jewelry
  117. International Affairs
  118. Investment Banking
  119. Market Research
  120. Wine and Spirits
  121. Package/Freight Delivery
  122. Newspapers
  123. Translation and Localization
  124. Recreational Facilities and Services
  125. Sporting Goods
  126. Public Policy
  127. Capital Markets
  128. Paper & Forest Products
  129. Libraries
  130. Wireless
  131. Venture Capital & Private Equity
  132. Gambling & Casinos
  133. Ranching
  134. Glass, Ceramics & Concrete
  135. Philanthropy
  136. Dairy
  137. Museums and Institutions
  138. Shipbuilding
  139. Think Tanks
  140. Political Organization
  141. Fishery
  142. Fund-Raising
  143. Tobacco
  144. Railroad Manufacture
  145. Alternative Dispute Resolution
  146. Nanotechnology
  147. Legislative Office
  148. Mobile Games

Top 10 ranking industries on LinkedIn

  1. Information Technology and Services
  2. Hospital & Healthcare
  3. Construction
  4. Retail
  5. Education Management
  6. Financial Services
  7. Accounting
  8. Computer Software
  9. Higher Education
  10. Automotive

Does the LinkedIn industries list serve any other purpose but recruiting?

Defining your ideal client profile with the list

Different industries equal different approaches

  • 20 InMail messages per month
  • 1,500 saved leads
  • Advanced lead and company search
  • Custom lists
  • Lead and account alerts
  • Notes and tags

How can LinkedIn industries help you do better outreach?

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