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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.... .

Make Your Experience Stand Out with the New LinkedIn Experience Design

Your unique career path is a big part of who you are today. That’s why being able to showcase your individual professional journey on LinkedIn is a great way to help you stand out to potential new connections, customers and recruiters. In fact, your profile is viewed up to 29 times more if you have more than one position listed in the experience section. That being said, one of the number one requests we’ve received when it comes to helping our members tell their personal stories is to create a... .

Using Purpose to Empower Change: LinkedIn Speaker Series with Jennifer Dulski

“Be the change you want to see in this world. Anyone can spark the change they desire.” Chances are you’ve heard this before, but maybe you’ve taken it with a grain of salt. That’s an understandable reaction, knowing that there are 7.5 billion people in the world. But, have you ever turned that thinking upside down to see the world as being made up of 7.5 billion change-makers, instead? Our most recent #InSpeaker, Jennifer Dulski, Head of Groups at Facebook and former President of Change.org,... .

Tuesday Tip: Creating Videos to Spark Conversations

We love seeing members use videos in creative, authentic ways to start conversations about what they do and exchange ideas with one another. Creating a video on LinkedIn is quick and easy — what better way is there to take someone behind the scenes of a day in the life, give an insider look at an industry event, or share a project you’re excited to be working on? Looking for more tips? Drop us a comment on LinkedIn with any requests for #TuesdayTips! .

Voice Messaging on LinkedIn: Giving You More Ways to Have Conversations

Have you ever typed out a long message and thought about how much faster and easier it would be to say it out loud? To give you more ways to have conversations, we’ve now added the ability to record and send voice messages up to one minute in LinkedIn Messaging. Whether you’re responding while walking or multitasking, or need to give an in-depth explanation, voice messages let you more easily and quickly communicate in your own voice with your connections. Why use voice messaging? Easily... .

Tuesday Tip: LinkedIn Profile Tips to Make You Stand Out

Whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time or just looking to spruce up your profile, there are a few things that you’ll want to make sure are up-to-date. Your profile photo, current position, location, industry you work in, and education can all help you get connected to the right people. For example, a recruiter at a company you’re interested in, a fellow alumni who recently moved to the same city as you, or a potential client.    Any burning questions about how to use certain... .

Bring Your Conversations to Life with New Updates in LinkedIn Messaging

We know you use LinkedIn Messaging to have a variety of professional conversations, whether it’s chatting with a teammate about work, discussing a job opportunity with a recruiter, asking a mutual connection for career advice, or sharing ideas with someone in your industry. These conversations can take a number of formats -- some more formal, others more chat-like in real-time, or in a group. To help make it easier for you to communicate the way you want, when you want, we’ve made some updates... .

New Features to Get More From Posting: Video Captions, Share Articles Quotes, and See Translations

Sharing ideas, asking for advice, or showing what you do for work are just a few ways our members start conversations on LinkedIn every day. Having these types of conversations with your professional community is one of the best ways to give and get help, make new connections, and strengthen existing ones. We want to make this as easy as possible to help you reach other professionals who have similar interests. Here’s a look at some of the latest features and improvements: Add video captions to... .

Tuesday Tip: Know Your Commute Before You Even Apply for the Job

Commuting can be a pain, so much so that 85% of professionals told us they would take a pay cut for a shorter commute. What if you see your potential commute before you even applied for a job? With our new Your Commute on LinkedIn Jobs, you can calculate your commute - as well as see an estimated salary range, understand how your skills match up, and ask for a referral - without ever leaving the job listing on LinkedIn. Watch the video for more tips on how to find your perfect job. Have... .

Despite a Dip, June Hiring Remains Strong: LinkedIn Workforce Report July 2018

Nationally, across all industries, gross hiring in the U.S. was 10.5% higher than in June 2017. Seasonally-adjusted national hiring was down 7.9% in June from May 2018, but was still very robust by the standards of the current economic expansion. The industries with the biggest year-over-year hiring increases in June were aerospace, automotive, and transportation (15.6% higher); architecture and engineering (12.5% higher); and manufacturing and industrial (10.9% higher). .

Your Workplace Guide to Summer Vacation

While most professionals say they are in it to spend time with their family and disconnect from work (53%), the majority of people (51%) did not use all of their allotted vacation days last year. Additionally, 70% of professionals admit that even when they do take vacation, they don’t break away. The number one reason? They don’t want to fall behind (56%). So before you pack your bags this summer, check out our guide to help make the most of your vacation or whatever you’re in it for! Perfect... .

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