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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... .

Defining Workplace Culture in 2018 From the Inside Out

What does workplace culture mean in 2018? Well in truth, it varies. Different things motivate different people but what’s important is feeling motivated to get out of bed each day, and knowing that you can bring your whole self to work is an important part of building culture. At LinkedIn, culture is the glue that keeps the bonds strong and is what defines our value of “relationships matter.” Setting the tone for workplace culture may begin with the senior leadership team, but it’s something... .

Unveiling Translations in the LinkedIn Feed: Keep in Touch with Your Global Community

We know how important it is for you to have conversations on the topics you care about with your professional community on LinkedIn -- no matter where they’re located in the world. As you make connections with clients who live in another country, co-workers located in a different office, or people you meet at global industry events, we don’t want language to be a barrier to helping you maintain meaningful professional relationships. To help you keep in touch and understand all of the... .

Turn Your Offline Conversations into Online Connections with LinkedIn QR Code

Whether you’re at an industry conference, networking happy hour, sales meeting, or social gathering, we know how tough it can be to remember names and exchange contact info so you can stay in touch afterwards. Connecting on LinkedIn is a great way to build your professional community, and we want to help make this even easier for you — wherever those connections take place. Today we’re introducing LinkedIn QR code so that you have a simple way to quickly find the profile of someone you just met... .

Workplace Culture Trends: The Key to Hiring (and Keeping) Top Talent in 2018

While the challenge to hire and retain top talent is on the rise, companies need to understand what matters most to professionals in 2018. In fact, the largest skills shortage nationwide is for soft skills, with employers running up against a shortage of 1.4 million professionals. At LinkedIn, talent is our #1 operating priority – for all lines of business and in every region. Our new research takes a closer look at what it takes to attract, retain and foster top professionals – revealing what... .

World Refugee Day 2018: Building Bridges to Opportunity

Each of us has our own background that helps shape who we are. Our experiences allow us to bring new perspectives, offer new ways of thinking and working, and contribute in ways that others might not be able to. This World Refugee Day, we’re celebrating the contributions that refugees all over the world offer our teams and communities. Having fled their homes to build better, safer lives, they inspire us in the pursuit of their own definition of success. Take Carlos Viloria, an equipment... .

Success Doesn’t Just Mean Having a Corner Office

Success – a word that can mean many different things to different people, especially when it comes to work. The challenge we face is that even today people are held back by the restraints of tradition, defining success by stereotypical notions of promotions, seniority and the corner office. The truth is, just like the constantly changing nature of work, our perceptions of professional success need to evolve too. In fact, according to a YouGov survey we did last year, over a quarter of British... .

Introducing LinkedIn Kudos: Say Thanks and Show Your Appreciation

Did you know that seven out of 10 employees who receive appreciation for their work say they’re happy with their jobs? While it may not be a big surprise that people who are recognized for a job well done are more satisfied at work, but being appreciated also leads to higher creativity and productivity. Saying thank you and recognizing others is also something we see  happening frequently on LinkedIn, so we wanted to make it even easier for you to give a shout-out to those that make a... .

Welcoming Military Spouses to LinkedIn’s Military and Veterans Program

Faced with frequent moves and deployments, military spouses have a unique challenge when it comes to growing their careers - in fact, they are four times more likely to be unemployed than their civilian counterparts. In order to help set them up for success, re-skilling and re-training are key as well as identifying remote and flexible work options. To help solve this pressing challenge, LinkedIn is expanding our military and veterans program to include military spouses through a new... .

Introducing Your Commute on LinkedIn Jobs: Explore Travel Time When Looking for Your Next Job

We know commuting is a pain point for many job-seekers, in fact 85% of U.S. professionals say they would take a pay cut for a shorter commute. Today, we’re introducing a feature, “Your Commute”, that can help you understand your potential commute time, whether you’re walking, driving or taking public transportation, before you even apply for the role. There are a lot of factors that go into understanding if a job is the right fit for you, and taking the time to research can often be a roadblock... .

Hiring Trends up From This Time Last Year: LinkedIn Workforce Report June 2018

The oil industry turns up the heat on hiring – Nationally, across all industries, gross hiring in the U.S. was 4.5% higher than in May 2017. Seasonally-adjusted national hiring was up 5.3% in May from April 2018. Hiring in the oil and energy industry, on the upswing since its recent trough in mid-2016, rose by 5.2% over the past year. With oil prices at their highest since December 2014, a comparison of oil prices and industry hiring shows tight correlation: when oil prices dipped between... .

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