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Your Guide to Winning @Work: FOBO - The Fear of Better Options

Picture this - you were just offered a new position at work, or even a new job. Initially, you’re thrilled by the opportunity, but then thoughts of possible better options flood your mind. “Is this the right fit for me? What if I could find a role that offers more pay, a different title, more flexibility, the option to work from home?” Now you are struggling to make any decision. You are experiencing FOBO - the fear of better options - and you’re not alone.   More than 2 in 3 employees today... .

Hiring Growth Shows Signs of Leveling Off: LinkedIn Workforce Report October 2018

Nationally, across all industries, gross hiring in the U.S. was 1.1% lower than in September 2017. Seasonally-adjusted national hiring remained steady, with no change from August 2018. This may be an early sign of hiring growth starting to level off, after rising at a decent clip through most of 2017 and 2018. The industries with the biggest year-over-year hiring increases in September were transportation & logistics (7.5% higher); energy & mining (4.6% higher); and manufacturing (3.1% higher).... .

Your Guide to Winning @Work: Decoding the Sunday Scaries

You know the feeling. It’s Sunday and the start of the work week is only a few hours away. For some, it's time for a new chance to chase your goals, but for many of you, worries about the week ahead are making their way front and center. It’s called... the Sunday Scaries. If this sounds familiar, you’re in good company. According to new LinkedIn research, 80% of professionals experience the Sunday Scaries, with over 90% of Millennials and Generation Z reporting they feel it. So what causes the... .

New LinkedIn Features in Office 365 Help You Build Relationships and Better Collaborate

When I talk to people about what they love most about their jobs, the answer I hear most is that it’s the people; nothing is more important than working with people you know and appreciate. And when I ask what they love about their community on LinkedIn, I actually get the same response: it’s the people in your professional community and the relationships you’ve formed with your connections.   That’s why I’m excited today to show how LinkedIn and Microsoft are making it easier to collaborate... .

Building Community and Celebrating Women in Tech: We’re in it together

We've seen a shift in what the traditional notion of success looks like. For many, it's not defined by a title, promotion or securing the corner office. The definition of success is expanding to include things like building a great team, establishing a side hustle or finding the perfect work/life balance. As a way to determine what success means to you, we’re asking our members, “What are you in it for?” For me, I’ve been fortunate enough to have mentors play an important role in pushing me... .

Your Guide to Winning @ Work: The Art of Asking for Help

Success means different things to different people and the journey is different for each and every one of us, but one thing we can agree on is this: no one goes it alone. In fact, 70% of professionals say their support system is one of the top factors contributing to success at work. While we know help is crucial, new LinkedIn research reveals that most of us are experiencing a help gap -- 84% of professionals admit that they’ve needed help at some point in their career, yet more than 1 in 3... .

We’re in it together

Earlier this year, we invited people all over the world—more than 575+ million LinkedIn members—to join us in a conversation about what drives them. Each of us has our own unique definitions of success, our own motivations, and our own inspirations. We’re all in it for different reasons. Yet there is a common thread that runs through our professional journeys: whatever your version of success, everyone needs other people to help them get there and to support, inspire and encourage them along... .

On the Fly: In Flight, On-The-Go Learning with Delta Airlines

For professionals on the go, we want to meet you where you are, and on a flight is no exception. To help you always be learning, we’ve teamed up with Delta Airlines, among others, to make flight time, a time to learn -- all for free. We’ve all had time to kill on a flight. When I travel with Delta I can take advantage of the free inflight entertainment which now lets me choose select LinkedIn Learning courses, watch interviews from some of the world’s top leaders with LinkedIn Editor-In-Chief... .

Hiring Remains Steady: LinkedIn Workforce Report September 2018

Retail on the rebound. Employer demand for retail workers is surging: since January 2018, the national surplus of people with retail sales skills has decreased from a massive 115,155 people down to 11,632 people as of August 2018. NYC alone has swung from a surplus of 2,692 people with retail sales skills in January to a shortage of 6,168 people by August. .

Unveiling a New LinkedIn Groups Experience: A Shared Space to Build Your Professional Communities

We’ve heard from all of you about how important LinkedIn Groups are to helping you build your professional communities. You’ve told us how valuable it is to have a shared space where you can talk to other professionals about trends in your industry, stay connected with fellow alumni, come together to plan networking events, and discuss the many topics you care about. We’re excited to introduce the new LinkedIn Groups experience today! With your feedback in mind, we’ve rebuilt Groups from the... .

The 2018 LinkedIn Top Startups Are Changing The Way We Work

Today, we announced the U.S. 2018 LinkedIn Top Startups list, our annual ranking of the 50 most sought-after startups, as determined by the billions of actions taken by more than 575 million professionals on LinkedIn. Topping the list this year is Lyft (#1), Halo Top Creamery (#2), Coinbase (#3), Noodle.ai (#4) and Bird (#5). These companies are not only redefining our future as consumers (see: low calorie ice cream and scooters for commuters), but they’re changing the ways we get our jobs done... .

Updates to Jobs Search Make It Even Easier to Find the Right Job on LinkedIn

Looking for a new job is a journey that can be full of twists and turns, but there’s a lot you can do to make your search more effective. Through our own research, we’ve found professionals are changing jobs more than ever - especially among younger generations - and they’re often making career pivots or looking for more flexibility. Today we’re introducing some changes to LinkedIn Jobs to help job-seekers find the job that’s right for them - a new search experience, remote jobs search, and... .

Tuesday Tip: Connect on the Spot with LinkedIn QR Code

Gone are the days of looking for pen and paper to swap contact information with someone you just met. Now you can easily connect on LinkedIn and stay in touch by scanning someone’s QR code. Perfect for those flyby moments when you’re at an industry event or professional gathering. Curious to learn more about other LinkedIn features? Leave us a comment on LinkedIn with your #TuesdayTip requests. .

Future-Proof Your Career Path By Learning Soft Skills with These LinkedIn Learning Courses

Gone are the days where employees stay in the same job for years, let alone a full career. Young professionals in particular are showing a shift in how they view their careers. Over a fifth of those under 24 have already had four or more full-time jobs in their lifetime. If you compare this to the national average of 4.1 jobs in a lifetime, it signals that Gen Z are likely to have far more jobs than the Baby Boomers. Moreover, career pivots are increasingly popular with half of professionals... .

Nearly a Third of U.S. Professionals Are Career Sleepwalking: A Career Pivot Could Be Your Wake Up Call

If you don’t know what your career path holds, don’t worry, you're not alone. In fact, nearly half (47%) of all professionals ages 35 - 44 say they aren’t sure what their career path should look like, even after spending more than a decade in the workforce. Should they stay in the same job or take some time to invest in learning some new skills? They’re caught at a crossroads and may end up “sleepwalking” through their career, feeling like they’re on a treadmill going nowhere. In fact, we found... .

Tuesday Tip: Reach out at the Right Time with Active Status

Knowing the right time to reach out is key, so make sure to check out if your connections are available and active on LinkedIn when sending a note. Simply look for the green status dot to see if your connection is online when you go to message them, as you scroll through your feed, or when you check out their profile. We’re always looking for #TuesdayTip ideas so take a moment to let us know what you’d like to see! .

Summer Hiring Stays Strong: LinkedIn Workforce Report August 2018

Austin’s job market has never been hotter and in July, hiring in Austin, TX, was up 14.3% from last year. The strong job market is drawing people from all over the country, bringing Austin to #1 on our ranking of U.S. cities attracting the most workers. For every 10,000 LinkedIn members in Austin today, 105 arrived in the past 12 months. Of those arrivals, 10.5% are from Houston, 7.6% are from San Francisco, and 4.8% are from New York. Austin’s thriving tech scene is a big magnet, as indicated... .

Building a Trusted Community on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a professional community that believes in real, respectful, and constructive conversations. Every day on LinkedIn our members make connections that help them grow their network, find new career opportunities or learn new skills. We’re committed to making sure these connections continue to take place in a safe, trusted and professional environment. Our head of Trust and Safely, Paul Rockwell, published a post on LinkedIn today about how his team works to keep our members safe and I... .

Tuesday Tip: Get A Jumpstart On Your Job Search Without Searching For A Single Job

What if we told you that you could get started on your job search without actually searching for a single job? By setting your Career Interests, you can actually start sending signals to recruiters about the type of job you want.   From your Career Interests dashboard, you can set preferences for your next role, including job titles, location, preferred start date, and company size. You can also turn on Open Candidates, which quietly signals to recruiters that you’re open to new opportunities.... .

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