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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... .

U.S. Hiring Slows Modestly: January LinkedIn Workforce Report 2019

U.S. hiring has moderated since the summer with declines in November and December. Across all industries, national gross hiring in the U.S. was 4.1% higher than in December 2017, but seasonally-adjusted national hiring was 0.7% lower in December from November 2018. Business skills surge in importance in traditional finance hubs - It’s not just cutting-edge tech skills that are in high demand. Business management skills - such as strategy, vendor management, and change management - are becoming... .

LinkedIn’s 2018 U.S. Emerging Jobs Report

The Emerging Jobs Report is our opportunity to take a look at the jobs and skills that are growing most rapidly around the country so you, as U.S. professionals, can make more informed decisions about your career. Using data from LinkedIn’s Economic Graph and LinkedIn Talent Insights, we analyzed the roles that companies are rapidly hiring for, the skills associated with them, and the roles that have emerged over the last five years. .

Timely Tips for Navigating the Holidays Like a Pro

While this may be “the most wonderful time of the year,” according to professionals across the country, December is also the most stressful time of year at work. Navigating the ins and outs of the holidays can be tricky in the workplace — what to give gift-wise and to whom, how to handle time off and do’s and don’ts for the holiday party. Add to that juggling personal and professional demands, and this time of year can really take its toll. We asked professionals how they tackle the holidays... .

U.S. Hiring Levels Off Second Half of 2018: December LinkedIn Workforce Report

After a long period of increased hiring, 2018 has shown a leveling off of hiring, particularly in the second half of the year. Gross hiring in the U.S. was 0.1% lower than in November 2017. Seasonally-adjusted national hiring (hiring that excludes seasonal hiring variations) was 0.8% lower in November from October 2018. The industries with the biggest year-over-year hiring increases in November were Wellness & Fitness (8.6% higher), Software & IT Services (7.8% higher), and Corporate Services... .

Simple Tips for Getting the Most from LinkedIn Messaging

Chatting with your professional community can make a big impact in connecting to opportunities, whether that’s getting advice on asking for a raise, mentoring someone new to the workforce, or asking for an introduction to a hiring manager. A few minutes is all it takes to kick things off. Here are a few simple tips for using LinkedIn Messaging features to talk how you want, when you want: Easily coordinate a meeting spot We know how valuable it is to build relationships with your professional... .

The Meaningfulness of Mentorship

If you won an award and had the opportunity to give an acceptance speech, who would you thank? Who would you attribute your success to? Chances are there are a host of people you could mention - people who have influenced you and helped you become the professional you are today. Now, think about who would mention you. Who are the people you’ve helped get ahead? Mentorship has the potential to benefit anyone and everyone, from student to mid-level professional, to star athlete. “Don’t be someone... .

#BIYP: An Opportunity to Say Thanks for Everything They’ve Taught You

Today, November 16, is one of my favorite days at LinkedIn. On our annual Bring In Your Parents Day more than a quarter of our employees will invite someone who helped shape them as a person and professional to come to work with them to learn about what they do. We firmly believe that everyone deserves to bring their full, authentic selves to work every day, and the people who help shape us are a big part of that. It’s great for our employees – but it’s also great for business. Companies are... .

Customize Your Settings to Nurture Your Network

If you’re like me, life hacks are always welcome when you’re strapped for time. Here are a few quick ways to ensure you are making the most of your settings on LinkedIn so that the next career-changing conversation comes to you. For example, tweaking your notifications can trigger conversation starters with key connections. And, deciding if your email address is visible to your connections can give them another way to reach out to you. LinkedIn is a place where you can focus on the... .

The Secrets to Great Conversation from the 2018 LinkedIn Top Voices

Today we’re launching the 4th annual Top Voices list, which celebrates the professionals creating the most-engaging content on LinkedIn. More than 2 million posts, videos and articles course through the LinkedIn feed each day, generating tens of millions more shares and likes. We culled through the data to highlight over 340 professionals around the world that are sparking conversations that make everyone better informed. This year, the Top Voices that stood out range from IBM’s most-prolific... .

US Hiring Levels Off: November LinkedIn Workforce Report 2018

Across all industries, gross hiring in the US was 3.8% higher than in October 2017, but seasonally-adjusted national hiring has been steady in the last few months. Hiring has leveled out since the late summer, but time will tell whether we’re seeing a temporary breather or a more sustained pause. The industries with the biggest year-over-year hiring increases in October were public safety (10.3% higher), corporate services (10.2% higher), and software & IT services (9.7% higher). .

What We Can All Learn from Veterans This Veterans Day

Since LinkedIn’s program to support US military veterans was launched in 2011, we’ve learned some powerful lessons about how our 2.5 million US military veteran members provide and seek help from each other. Through their support of one another during the transition to civilian life, veterans have grown into one of LinkedIn’s most active and connected communities. This year we’re sharing the story of Moses Maddox and Angie Pazmino, two veterans of the US Marine Corps who are working to chart a... .

Cultivating Trust and Security on LinkedIn

When you’re on LinkedIn, you want to know that you’re talking to real people, you feel safe and you’re engaging with professionally relevant content. One of the most important ways we do this is by empowering you to control your LinkedIn experience. From deciding whether to accept a connection request to displaying contact information on your profile, you control your interactions on LinkedIn. Our Trust Product team is one of several groups focused on building privacy and security into our... .

Transparency Report: First Half of 2018

Twice a year we issue a Transparency Report as part of our commitment to give members visibility into government requests for member data. The report includes the number of requests for member data and the number of times we provide data in response to the request. With a goal of giving our members more visibility into our practices for content takedowns, we’ve added two new pieces to this report: a section that shows content removal requests from governments and a section that shows claims of... .

The Job-Hopping Generation: Young Professionals Are On The Move

Change is in the air. More than 40% of professionals are interested in making a career pivot, whether that’s to a different industry or a different function entirely. And of those that do pivot, 50% move to a different industry, and more than 60% change functions entirely. While this behavior is common across the board, Gen Z is taking the cake as the most mobile professional generation. Young professionals making moves Gen Z is more than 3X more likely to change jobs, with 20% of them... .

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