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Transparency Report: Second Half of 2018

We share our Transparency Report twice a year to provide visibility into how we respond to government requests about our members or the content they share. As this report shows, the number of government requests for data about LinkedIn members continues to grow as our overall membership grows. As always, we continue to review each request carefully before taking any action, and we continue to notify affected members whenever the law allows it. In our last report we expanded the categories to... .

Add Teammates: A New Way to Nurture Professional Relationships With Your Coworkers

The people we work with are more than just teammates - they help us make it through the day and can also help us get ahead in our careers. We spend the bulk of our day with these folks - in fact, 95% of working professionals think it’s a good idea to have friends at work, and 63% say they have relationships with their co-workers outside the office. Based on a recent study we shared last month, having friends at work can also help you advance your career. We see that our members are 60% more... .

Introducing LinkedIn Reactions: More Ways to Express Yourself

People come to LinkedIn every day to discover what’s happening in their professional communities and talk to one another about topics and ideas related to their work. These conversations cover a wide range, whether it’s discussing industry news, celebrating a company milestone, giving advice on someone’s job search journey, or sharing thoughts on important workplace topics like being a working parent. One of the things we regularly hear from all of you is that you want more expressive ways than... .

Flooding Across the Midwest Impacts the Region: April U.S. Workforce Report 2019

Despite overall strong hiring and job creation around the country in March, the natural disasters across the Midwest had a negative impact on hiring over the last month. Historically, we know this may take months for the impact to rectify itself. We saw a significant decrease in hiring rates across metro areas in the Midwest impacted by catastrophic flooding, including: Omaha (-7.6%), Fargo (-13.6%,) and Kansas City (-0.6%). Historically, our data shows it takes a city approximately two months... .

Start Your Job Search With the 2019 LinkedIn Top Companies

There are over 20 million jobs available on LinkedIn right now, and if you’re in the market for a new job, you’re in luck. The just-announced LinkedIn Top Companies list is your cheat sheet for identifying the 50 most sought-after employers in the U.S. The list examines billions of actions on the platform to identify the top 50 companies to work for in the U.S. This year’s list features a wide range of industries including entertainment companies like Netflix (No. 11), Spotify (No. 14) and... .

Spark Deeper Conversations with Document and Presentation Upload Ability

Using different types of documents and presentations in our day-to-day jobs can help share information, capture insights, and break down complex topics. Whether it’s sharing slides from a conference you spoke at or a playbook with best practices, these conversations can help you navigate your work life and be more successful. To help, we’ve now added the ability for all members to upload documents and presentations such as PDFs and PowerPoints directly to your feed, in a group, or to your... .

Setting Up Meetings Just Got Easier with New Features in LinkedIn Messenger

Having a community of professionals to exchange ideas with, ask advice from, or chat about industry trends can go a long way in helping you be more productive and successful. In fact, 70% of professionals say their support system is one of the top factors contributing to success at work. One of the best ways to nurture your professional community is by staying in touch regularly and setting up time to chat. When scheduling, we know the top things you need to know is when to meet and where to... .

U.S. Hiring Continues to Soften: March LinkedIn Workforce Report

According to LinkedIn data, workers without college degrees in roles subject to automation are benefitting from a tight labor market and shifting their skills to fill new professions. Our data shows that while more routine “cognitive” jobs (e.g. phone operator, ticket agent) are on the decline, non-routine roles that often don’t require a degree (e.g. driver, electrician) are seeing growth. You can see this shift reflected in Lyft and Uber drivers creating LinkedIn profiles, we saw a 515%... .

International Women’s Day: Working Together to Create #BalanceForBetter

By now you’re probably familiar with the data that shows if we continue progressing at our current pace, true gender equality in the workplace won’t exist for more than 200 years. While we have seen progress in some industries — gaps still persist in representation in leadership, as is illustrated by a UK campaign that highlights the equal number of CEOs who are women and CEOs who are men named Dave, and in wage. According to the Census Bureau, in 2017 the gender wage gap for all women remained... .

Introducing ‘Hello Monday’: LinkedIn’s New Podcast About Our Rapidly Changing Work Lives

Monday’s are about to get a whole lot better. Today, the LinkedIn editorial team is sharing the first episode of our new, 13-week podcast, called Hello Monday. Hello Monday is a show where Senior Editor at Large Jessi Hempel (that’s me) investigates how the nature of work is changing, and how that work is changing us. We’re asking our guests -- and ourselves -- the big questions: what does work mean to us? Should we love what we do? How do we make sure we still have jobs tomorrow, and that... .

What are you in it for?

The people we trust the most are the ones we know – the people we’ve been through some of life’s twists and turns with – most often in our personal lives but also in our professional ones. These are the people we connect with and turn to when we need help. We see this everyday on LinkedIn. A diverse community of people who come together to help each other out. Where a connection, by chance or design, enables the next career step or helps create an opportunity for another.   It is not really... .

Discovering New Jobs on LinkedIn Just Got Easier

We continue to hear from our members the importance of having job insights, such as skill requirements and new opportunities, at your fingertips when searching for a job. There are 100 million job applications on LinkedIn every month, so being one of the first applicants for a position, and being able to showcase your relevant skills quickly, can help you stand out from the pack. We’ve rolled out some new features to help job-seekers be the first to see new job opportunities, discover key job... .

New Job Insights That Could Unlock a Higher Salary

If growing in your career is on the top of your to-do list this year, you may be thinking about landing a new job. While everyone has a different career motivation, from making an impact to growing new skills, salary potential is also often an important factor. For many, salary is the top career motivator, and one of the first things you want to learn about a role. Many companies have also found that greater pay transparency helps to close the pay gap and are starting to embrace the trend, too,... .

Celebrate Your #WorkBFF and Advance Your Career

If you had to stop and think about that one person at work who’s always there for you, helping, laughing, venting and making your day a better place – it’s likely your #WorkBFF. And with the average person spending 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime, it may not be surprising that 95% of professionals agree that it’s good to be friends with your coworkers. But what you might not realize is that your #WorkBFF is more than a daily sounding board. Work friendships are actually a great catalyst... .

U.S. Hiring Slowdown: February LinkedIn Workforce Report 2019

In this month’s Workforce Report, we looked at the effects of the recent government shutdown might have on the future of the federal workforce. The hiring rate of government agencies affected by the shutdown is currently about 50% lower than the hiring rate of agencies unaffected by the shutdown, but hiring in D.C. has been slowing over the past several months. Since the summer, D.C. hiring has been down 8.4% - the worst of any of the 20 cities analyzed in the Workforce Report - which may lead... .

Mistakes Happen: Lean on Your Professional Community and Recover From a Career Fumble

It’s happened to most, if not all, of us at some point in our careers — a career fumble. Whether you’ve botched an interview question, missed an important meeting or replied all by accident, know that you can recover from a career fumble and still land that coveted job or promotion. Your professional community can help. Here’s how to tackle these fumbles and get back on track. Recognize that you are not alone. More than half (55%) of all professionals admit to having made an interview or career... .

Find Your Next Job on LinkedIn: Your Community Can Help

This time of year, many of us are thinking about making a change and committing to finding a new job. It's an exciting prospect but can also feel a little daunting. We all have different motivations and different definitions of the ideal job – depending on your passions, where you find meaning, the people that make you tick and your perspective on work-life balance. With more than 30 million companies and 20 million job listings posted on LinkedIn, there are jobs on LinkedIn that align with... .

New Ways to Keep a Pulse on the Companies You Care About

Whether you're on the hunt for a new job, want to learn more about a company you've had your eye on, or just want to keep up on the latest industry news, LinkedIn Company Pages are here for you. You'll find more than 30M companies posting more than 20M jobs giving you an inside look at their company cultures. Need to dig deeper? You have more than 590M members on LinkedIn that work at these companies who you can reach out to to learn more. We recently announced LinkedIn Pages, a refresh of... .

LinkedIn’s Most Promising Jobs of 2019

Every January, millions of people start the new year searching for the next chapter in their professional journey, whether that means learning a new skill or finding a new job. To help, we unveiled the most in-demand skills of the year last week, and this week we’re back to share the year’s Most Promising Jobs. Based on LinkedIn data, these positions come with high salaries, a significant number of job openings and year-over-year growth, and are more likely to lead to a promotion. Whether... .

New Year, New Job: Tap Into Your Professional Community to Help You Land the Role

If landing a new job is one of your career goals for 2019, you’re in luck. January is one of the hottest months for hiring and there are nearly three million hiring professionals using LinkedIn everyday. If you are wondering where to start, try tapping your professional community. According to our research, more than 70% of professionals get hired at a company where they have a professional connection. So how can you build your “career community” to land a new job or lend a hand to someone in... .

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