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Setting Up Meetings Just Got Easier with New Features in LinkedIn Messenger

Having a community of professionals to exchange ideas with, ask advice from, or chat about industry trends can go a long way in helping you be more productive and successful. In fact, 70% of professionals say their support system is one of the top factors contributing to success at work. One of the best ways to nurture your professional community is by staying in touch regularly and setting up time to chat. When scheduling, we know the top things you need to know is when to meet and where to... .

U.S. Hiring Continues to Soften: March LinkedIn Workforce Report

According to LinkedIn data, workers without college degrees in roles subject to automation are benefitting from a tight labor market and shifting their skills to fill new professions. Our data shows that while more routine “cognitive” jobs (e.g. phone operator, ticket agent) are on the decline, non-routine roles that often don’t require a degree (e.g. driver, electrician) are seeing growth. You can see this shift reflected in Lyft and Uber drivers creating LinkedIn profiles, we saw a 515%... .

International Women’s Day: Working Together to Create #BalanceForBetter

By now you’re probably familiar with the data that shows if we continue progressing at our current pace, true gender equality in the workplace won’t exist for more than 200 years. While we have seen progress in some industries — gaps still persist in representation in leadership, as is illustrated by a UK campaign that highlights the equal number of CEOs who are women and CEOs who are men named Dave, and in wage. According to the Census Bureau, in 2017 the gender wage gap for all women remained... .

Introducing ‘Hello Monday’: LinkedIn’s New Podcast About Our Rapidly Changing Work Lives

Monday’s are about to get a whole lot better. Today, the LinkedIn editorial team is sharing the first episode of our new, 13-week podcast, called Hello Monday. Hello Monday is a show where Senior Editor at Large Jessi Hempel (that’s me) investigates how the nature of work is changing, and how that work is changing us. We’re asking our guests -- and ourselves -- the big questions: what does work mean to us? Should we love what we do? How do we make sure we still have jobs tomorrow, and that... .

What are you in it for?

The people we trust the most are the ones we know – the people we’ve been through some of life’s twists and turns with – most often in our personal lives but also in our professional ones. These are the people we connect with and turn to when we need help. We see this everyday on LinkedIn. A diverse community of people who come together to help each other out. Where a connection, by chance or design, enables the next career step or helps create an opportunity for another.   It is not really... .

Discovering New Jobs on LinkedIn Just Got Easier

We continue to hear from our members the importance of having job insights, such as skill requirements and new opportunities, at your fingertips when searching for a job. There are 100 million job applications on LinkedIn every month, so being one of the first applicants for a position, and being able to showcase your relevant skills quickly, can help you stand out from the pack. We’ve rolled out some new features to help job-seekers be the first to see new job opportunities, discover key job... .

New Job Insights That Could Unlock a Higher Salary

If growing in your career is on the top of your to-do list this year, you may be thinking about landing a new job. While everyone has a different career motivation, from making an impact to growing new skills, salary potential is also often an important factor. For many, salary is the top career motivator, and one of the first things you want to learn about a role. Many companies have also found that greater pay transparency helps to close the pay gap and are starting to embrace the trend, too,... .

Celebrate Your #WorkBFF and Advance Your Career

If you had to stop and think about that one person at work who’s always there for you, helping, laughing, venting and making your day a better place – it’s likely your #WorkBFF. And with the average person spending 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime, it may not be surprising that 95% of professionals agree that it’s good to be friends with your coworkers. But what you might not realize is that your #WorkBFF is more than a daily sounding board. Work friendships are actually a great catalyst... .

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... .


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