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Finding News on LinkedIn

Keeping tabs on industry news and trending stories can be essential to your day-to-day work. Knowing what is going on in the world, and hearing expert opinions on that news, can make you work smarter and help you have more engaging conversations with your colleagues.  But time is limited in a busy work schedule. When looking for news, we not only want to know what’s being discussed quickly, but also want to get smarter by discovering diverse perspectives and joining the conversation. That’s why... .

National Boss’s Day: Find the Right Boss (and Job!) For You

It’s National Boss’s Day -- a holiday created 60 years ago to celebrate all the great managers in the workforce. Having a good boss is crucial to your success and happiness at work; and today, professionals throughout the U.S. will be taking a moment to recognize the support and encouragement they have received from those bosses and mentors who have influenced their careers.  But, what does this day mean for you if you’re looking for a new job? A new boss is a key factor during the job hunt --... .

Planning an in Person Professional Gathering Just Got Easier With LinkedIn Events

One of the most important aspects of building professional relationships for our members is being able to meet face to face. Whether at a local networking meet-up, a workshop or an alumni gathering, in-person interactions can help you create and foster deeper professional relationships. In fact, our data says that the chances of people accepting connection requests on LinkedIn increase 2X if they have attended a face-to-face meeting. To help you plan your next face-to-face professional... .

Three Ways You Can Take the Plus One Pledge and Help Close the Network Gap

Last month at Talent Connect, our CEO Jeff Weiner introduced the network gap -- the advantage some people have to access opportunities based on where they grew up, where they went to school, or where they work and called on people to come together to help close it by taking the Plus One Pledge. We’re inspired by the stories many of you have shared about the “Plus One” mindset you already have. And we’re encouraged to hear that so many of you want to help people who don’t have access to the... .

The Future of Work Could Be At Home

Working from home has been on the radar of professionals for years. It used to be reserved for the occasional furniture delivery or an in-a-pinch necessity; but now, as technology has improved and professionals seek more flexibility, major organizations are incorporating remote work policies across the board. In fact, with almost half of U.S. professionals working from home on occasion, it’s so common these days that there’s actually a national holiday week celebrating remote work -- and it... .

Connect, Follow or Message: How to Build the Best Professional Relationships on LinkedIn

Building a thoughtful LinkedIn network is a great way to open doors for getting and giving career advice. But, growing your network isn’t just about the quantity of connections you have. In fact, we recommend multiple ways to have enriching conversations and meaningful interactions with people on LinkedIn.  Know when to connect Everyone talks about LinkedIn connections and the benefits they provide as you grow your professional career. And that is the truth! But, who exactly should you connect... .

Closing the Network Gap

At LinkedIn, we believe that two people with equal talent should have equal access to opportunity. But unfortunately, that’s not always the case.  We’ve all heard that “who you know” matters, and research proves that’s true. More than 70% of professionals get hired at companies where they already have a connection. And on LinkedIn, applicants who are referred to a job by a current employee are nine times more likely to get hired.  In other words, networks matter a lot. But, like opportunity,... .

A New Holiday to Celebrate: Fall Hiring Season

Fall is here and while you might associate the new season with football, foliage and pumpkin-spiced everything, it’s also hiring season and the best time of year to look for a new job. In fact, there are more available job postings on LinkedIn in October than any other month. What’s more, 89% of hiring managers tell us it takes less than four weeks to fill a role, so if you start your search now, you could be in a new gig by Halloween.  With more than 20 million jobs available on LinkedIn and... .

Announcing Skill Assessments to Help You Showcase Your Skills

We know it’s important to have a way to effectively show the skills you spend time cultivating. In fact, according to new LinkedIn research, 69% of professionals think their skills are more important than college education when job-seeking, and more than 76% wish there was a way for hiring managers to verify their skills so they could stand out amongst other candidates. That’s why we’re we’re excited to roll out LinkedIn Skill Assessments, a new way for you to validate the skills you have. When... .

Tap Your Linkedin Network to Fill Your Project Needs

Whether it’s a marketing guru to help you with your website, a copywriter extraordinaire to manage your blog, a career coach to help you nail your next interview, or a tax genius to help you navigate your return, the LinkedIn network can help you find someone who can help.  We’ve rolled out some new tools to help you find the right service providers that can help you get the job done.  Search For Help Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to search for service providers and freelancers and not only... .

Staying Safe on LinkedIn During Your Job Search

Every day we’re making our professional community a place where everyone can find economic opportunity and pathways to grow their careers. And when it comes to finding that new opportunity, learning a skill or getting and giving career advice, you expect that process to be exciting and maybe a little nerve wracking, but never unsafe. Millions of people use LinkedIn to search and apply for jobs every day -- and when job searching, safety means knowing the recruiter you’re chatting with is who... .

The 2019 LinkedIn Top Startups Are Growing Fast -- and Hiring Even Faster

Today, we revealed the 2019 LinkedIn Top Startups in the U.S. list, identifying the top 50 hottest startups to work for today as determined by billions of actions of more than 645+ million professionals on LinkedIn.  Our annual Top Startups list is a reflection of how work is changing (more than 75% of startups on the list say that a college degree isn’t required for job applicants), which new industries are emerging and rapidly growing (this is the first time we’ve seen the cannabis industry... .

LinkedIn by the Sea: A Glimpse Into Grimsby’s Future

Earlier this summer, I wrote about a new project we have launched in the UK coastal town of Grimsby, a place synonymous with the British fishing industry. Like similar towns across the country, it’s suffered economically in recent times and is looking to   embrace new thinking to open up future employment opportunities for local people.  In the past few months, we’ve had inspiring conversations with jobseekers, educators, local politicians and the business community. They’ve helped us to better... .

An Update on How We’re Fighting Fake Accounts

LinkedIn continues to grow as an active professional community of more than 645 million members where real people find jobs, advice and a chance at economic opportunity. Our teams are working to keep LinkedIn a safe place for professionals by proactively finding fake profiles then removing them and any content they share. Between January and June 2019, we took action on 21.6 million fake accounts. This includes: Preventing 19.5 million fake accounts from being created at registration. This... .

Out of Office: How to Actually Disconnect During Your Summer Vacation

With summer in full swing, vacation is on the minds – and calendars – of most of us. So much so, it’s one of the three most important benefits professionals want when considering a new job. Nearly 75% of professionals would turn down a job offer if the vacation policy didn’t meet their expectations, according to new LinkedIn research released today. Regardless, nearly half (46%) of professionals admit to not taking all their vacation time last year, pointing to reasons like having too much work... .

Ace the Interview: Tackle Tough Questions and Prep Like a Pro

Interviewing for a new job can be nerve wracking. With so much riding on making a great impression, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. So, it’s no surprise that two-thirds (67%) of millennials feel uneasy about job interviews. Almost 40% would rather spend an entire weekend cleaning out their garage than meet with a hiring manager, 15% of millennials feel so nervous they could throw up before every interview, and 80% admit to being stumped by interview questions. But don’t let your fear leading up... .

Helping You Build a Trusted Community - One Connection At a Time

Making a connection on LinkedIn can open doors to getting and giving career help. Here are our top tips for getting the right connections to help you find a job, get career advice, and guide you on the next steps of your journey. Build your LinkedIn community with people you already know and trust. Imagine you’ve moved to a new town for your job, and you’re exploring new friendships and community. Most likely you want to start off with people you already know and trust. The same is true on... .

Helping You Build a Trusted Community - One Connection At a Time

Making a connection on LinkedIn can open doors to getting and giving career help. Here are our top tips for getting the right connections to help you find a job, get career advice, and guide you on the next steps of your journey. Build your LinkedIn community with people you already know and trust. Imagine you’ve moved to a new town for your job, and you’re exploring new friendships and community. Most likely you want to start off with people you already know and trust. The same is true on... .

Introducing New Tools to Help You Prep for Your Next Interview

Co Authors: Deepti Patibandla and Himanshu Khurana You’ve submitted your resume and heard back from the recruiter - you’ve made it to the first round of interviews! While making it this far is an accomplishment on its own, now comes the hard part. It’s time to buckle down and prepare for the interview that could be a make or break moment in your career path. At LinkedIn, we’ve found that 54 percent of jobseekers say the interview phase is “moderately to extremely challenging” due to two... .

New Features To Help You Start Conversations and Build Community on LinkedIn

Every day, millions of people and companies are talking on LinkedIn: helping each other to find new opportunities, discussing the latest news that affects their jobs and careers, and sharing their own ideas and experiences with others. We’re always working on new and better ways to help you talk with each other and wanted to share some of the latest: Share a photo and tag people, so others can get to know them too. Think you recognize someone in the photo? Or just want to make sure your... .

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