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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... .

Using Stickers and Text to Stand Out on LinkedIn Video

Whether sharing a new idea, celebrating a team milestone or asking a question, LinkedIn members are finding interesting ways to share their work lives with video. Since rolling out new stickers and text styles for video, we’ve been continually impressed by the creative ways that members are using video to connect with their communities and share their work. We wanted to share some of examples to help inspire and get you started. Show your work A professional in the environmental industry... .

Introducing How You Match on LinkedIn Jobs

Knowing whether or not you’re a good fit for a role is one of the most challenging parts of the job hunt. Being able to understand exactly how your skills and experience match with what a potential employer is looking for can feel like solving a riddle with no clear answer. Today, we’re announcing a feature to help ease that process - How You Match. Now, when you view a job on LinkedIn, look toward the right-hand side of the page to find How You Match. You’ll find a checklist of how factors,... .

The LinkedIn Guide to Getting Hired in 2018

College graduation is an exciting time, you’re getting ready to embark on the next chapter of your life. But it can be overwhelming and on top of that, there’s more students graduating than ever before. But the good news is that you’re not in this alone. We took a look at where the class of 2016-2017 ended up after graduation and examined the types of roles, companies, industries, and locations where they landed. Read on and get ready to start flexing those interview muscles.    Apply Now!... .

Win a Dream Experience Managing Social for Justin Timberlake from Live Nation and LinkedIn

Earlier this year, we unveiled the LinkedIn Top Companies list, which highlights the most sought-after companies where professionals want to work and stay. Now we are teaming up with one of the top companies, Live Nation, to offer a professional on LinkedIn the chance to experience a day in the life of a Live Nation employee and help manage social media for Justin Timberlake’s “The Man of the Woods Tour" from Live Nation’s social accounts. Starting today, professionals can enter to win a chance... .

LinkedIn Turns 15

15 years ago, we launched LinkedIn in Reid Hoffman’s living room with the tagline “relationships matter.”  I’m proud to say that this mantra still rings true today in both the halls of LinkedIn and on the platform. While the world of work has evolved immensely -- be it the tools and products we use, the ways we communicate, and even the jobs themselves -- our need to connect with one another to be productive in our careers remains at the core of all we do. Let’s take a look back at our past 15... .

Hiring Remains Strong and Stable Through April: LinkedIn Workforce Report May 2018

The U.S. needs 230,000 more people with marketing skills –  Companies, large and small, need marketing to grow. Small businesses may not have resources for a full-time marketing hire, but they still need these skills—which range from social media and digital marketing, to market research and branding. Given how critical marketing skills are across sectors, we were surprised to find that the U.S. has a national shortage of 230,000 people with marketing skills. The San Francisco Bay Area, Boston,... .

One Cosmopolitan Career: LinkedIn Speaker Series with Joanna Coles

It wasn’t long ago that the Queen of England read the inaugural edition of a very unique, limited edition magazine. In fact, the magazine was the only copy of its kind and was penned by a a determined, confident, and limitlessly creative eleven-year-old British girl and her friend who filled the pages with their sketches and ideas. The Queen enjoyed it so much that she wrote the ‘editors’ back, sharing her anticipation of receiving the follow-up edition. Seemingly destined for a successful... .

Refresh Your LinkedIn Profile and Resume

Your LinkedIn profile is often the first impression you make with potential employers, so it’s important that it is always up-to-date and that it represents your professional goals. Once you’ve done this, get a step ahead by updating your resume with Resume Assistant, a new integration with Microsoft Word. Resume Assistant brings LinkedIn insights, such as top skills for your desired role and work experience examples  directly into Microsoft Word so your most current information is front and... .

It’s National Small Business Week: Celebrate Your Story

If there’s anything we know, it’s that there’s nothing small about small business -- according to the Small Business Association, small businesses make up 99.7 percent of U.S. firms and 2 out of every 3 jobs in the US. This week is National Small Business Week and we want to celebrate small business owners and their stories. We asked small business owners on LinkedIn what they are in it for and heard stories highlighting the inspiration behind starting a business, the journey in launching a... .

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