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The U.S. Is Facing a Critical Skills Shortage, Reskilling Can Be Part of the Solution

We are in the midst of a widespread economic shift. Artificial intelligence, widening skills gaps, and the rise of independent workers will dramatically impact the way we work. Although meaningful change may feel like it’s a long ways off, a recent McKinsey report estimates 50% of today’s jobs are susceptible to artificial intelligence capabilities that are already in the market. While these shifts are looming, there are proactive steps professionals can take to build the skills they need to... .

LinkedIn Data Reveals the Factors Behind Stress in the Workplace

Feeling stress at work is normal. In fact, it’s so common in today’s workforce that the month of April is dedicated to bringing awareness to help manage it with National Stress Awareness Month. To help anyone feeling the pressure of workplace stress we also released a free LinkedIn Learning course from the executive director of the American Stress Institute. With so many people affected by stress at work, we also wanted to understand it more deeply -- who is impacted, what influences it the... .

Lessons to Teach Tech: LinkedIn Speaker Series with Emily Chang

With a smartphone in your hand, you have more power at your fingertips than entire generations before you. Few industries have had as visible and global an impact on our everyday lives as compared to “tech.” However, as our most recent Speaker Series guest Emily Chang has come to find, there’s still much progress that needs to be made in order for the industry’s culture to be as progressive as its technology. Her book, BROTOPIA, focuses on the staggering gender inequality in the tech industry.... .

LinkedIn Tips to Keep Your Profile Fresh

No matter where you are in your career path, having an up-to-date LinkedIn Profile is a great starting point to setting you up for success, however you may define it. A few minutes is all you need to freshen up your profile to make sure you’re getting the most of out it. Here are a few easy ways  to get started: Stand out from the start When sprucing up your profile, take a moment to make sure you have the basics: Start with a profile photo so people can recognize you -- having a photo can lead... .

Make Your Conversations More Engaging with GIFs in Messaging

For the next generation of professionals, visual communication using GIFs and emojis is second nature and a universal language. To make it easier for you to communicate on LinkedIn, we’ve teamed up with Tenor to integrate GIFs directly into Messaging. Now you can quickly search for GIFs straight within messaging and send on the spot. Seven in 10 Americans use GIFs and other visuals like emojis in their conversations, and this trend has moved to the way people people communicate at work as well.... .

Hiring Keeps Up the Pace Through March: LinkedIn Workforce Report April 2018

In March, hiring across the U.S. was 19.3% higher than in March 2017. Seasonally-adjusted hiring was 3.1% higher in March than in February 2018. Hiring has been slightly better through the start of 2018 than it was in the second half of 2017, but year-over-year comparisons will become more challenging as we move into spring, when hiring skyrocketed last year. In line with national hiring trends, the industries with the biggest year-over-year hiring increases in March were financial services &... .

Transparency Report about Government Requests for Member Data: Second Half of 2017

To give our members visibility into government requests for data we release a Transparency Report twice a year. In this new report, we continue to see a steady increase year-to-year, both in total number of requests (224) and accounts subject to request (642). As always, you can learn more about our commitment to transparency and take a look at the report in full on our Transparency Report page. .

Tuesday Tip: How to Take a Great LinkedIn Profile Photo Without a Professional Photographer

A common misconception is that people feel they need a glossy photo for their LinkedIn Profile. But the truth is that it doesn’t have to be fancy!  All you need is a photo that represents who you are and what makes sense for the job you want. Plus, we’ve made it easy to add and edit photos right from our mobile app: Tap on your profile photo and either select an existing photo or take a new one Once you have your photo, tap on the pencil icon to use our profile photo filters and editing tools.... .

A New Office for LinkedIn in Europe Brings New Growth Potential in the German-language Region

I’m thrilled to announce that the 11th LinkedIn office in EMEA, will be in Berlin, Germany! This reflects the significant momentum LinkedIn has experienced in the German-speaking region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and our ambitions for future growth. It was back in 2011 that LinkedIn first established itself in region, with two million members and a small team of five employees in Munich. Fast forward to December 2017 and we hit a new high, reaching 11 million members in the... .

The LinkedIn 2018 Top Companies Share How to Ace an Interview

We just unveiled the third annual LinkedIn Top Companies list, spotlighting the most sought-after companies in the world where professionals want to work. This list is the only ranking of its kind based entirely on the actions of over half a billion professionals. We know that more than 6 million professionals applied to jobs at the LinkedIn Top Companies* this year, so how do you make the cut? We asked some of the Top Companies in the United States to reveal what makes a candidate stand out.... .

LinkedIn Video: Stand Out with Filters and Text

Every day we see great examples of LinkedIn members using video to connect with their work communities in new and creative ways – sharing projects, knowledge, ideas and strategies, organizing events and trying out new technologies. Today we’re excited to introduce two new ways for you to enhance your videos: Filters for sharing everyday work moments. With today’s launch, you can give your work buddy a “Work High Five,” swap ideas on passion projects with “Side Hustle” or share the latest with... .

Introducing Ask for a Referral: Making It Easier to Find Your Way In

If you’ve had your eye on a specific role or have always wanted to work for a particular company, referrals are one of the best ways to get your foot in the door. In fact, the #1 way that job seekers have reported first discovering a job, was through someone they knew. Not that surprising as nearly 50% of recruiters say referrals are the leading source of quality hires. And once you've asked for one and applied for the job, you're 4X more likely to hear back from a recruiter at that company.... .

Become an Android Developer with our Google-endorsed LinkedIn Learning Courses

In today’s connected economy, many employers are in need of quality software developers and more than ever, the time is right to jump into a career in this field. Already an Android developer? This could also be an opportunity to take your existing skills to the next level and further develop your career. LinkedIn has seen a 33.5% increase in members whose titles are “Android developer” and there doesn’t appear to be any signs of that slowing. In fact, LinkedIn data shows since that 2015, the... .

Quick, Easy Tips for Staying In Touch With Your Network

Let's face it, sometimes the idea of networking can feel intimidating, awkward or even inauthentic. The good news is that it doesn't have to be hard work or something you dread. We've got some tips for using LinkedIn to keep in touch with your network in just minutes: Deciding who to network with Networking isn't always about meeting new people. Reconnecting  with your existing connections and taking the time to nurture those relationships ongoing is a great way to build a community of people... .

Tuesday Tip: Never Miss a Beat with the LinkedIn Chrome Extension

If you love quick productivity hacks, be sure to check out the new LinkedIn Chrome extension so you never miss the latest updates from the people and topics you care about. Whenever you have new activity on LinkedIn, like a new message, comments on a video you posted, or a Daily Rundown update with trending news, the Chrome extension will show you a notification alert. Visit the Google Play store from your Chrome browser window to add the extension - it’ll then be added to the top right corner... .

All About Success: A Conversation with Issa Rae and Chelsea Handler

Your career, and how you define success, is always evolving. The same holds true for actress Issa Rae and entertainer Chelsea Handler. LinkedIn recently caught up with Issa and Chelsea to have a discussion about their own personal journeys to success -- which are wildly different despite being in the same industry -- and what they’re in it for. In fact, their journeys to success are as varied as your own. But the one thing that is constant (regardless of if you’re a celebrity or not) is that... .

Updates to our Terms of Service

Our Terms of Service, which includes our User Agreement, Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy and Professional Community Policies, is getting an update effective May 8, 2018. Anytime we make changes to our terms, we hope to make it easy for you - our members - to understand the changes, and the choices and control you have over your data and content. We know you put your trust in us every time you use LinkedIn and we strive to earn that trust everyday by putting you first. With that in mind, here is... .

Hiring Remains Strong After January’s Spike: LinkedIn Workforce Report March 2018

In February, hiring across the U.S. was 20.1% higher than in February 2017. Seasonally-adjusted hiring was 8.5% lower in February than in January 2018, indicating that January’s spike in hiring was probably a one-off. That said, February’s decline merely brought hiring flows back into line with their elevated level during the second half of 2017. .

A Snapshot of Progress Among Women in the Workforce

While the rate of progress for women to achieve economic parity has been slow, it’s important to shine a light on the progress that has been made, and make time to say thank you to the women in our lives who have helped us push for progress personally and professionally. So, in honor of this year’s International Women’s Day happening on March 8, we wanted to highlight progress made by women in the long and short term. The 2017 World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report found that gender... .

Lights, Camera, Technology: Tech’s Growing Role in the Entertainment Industry

This weekend’s Academy Awards marked a milestone for the changing entertainment landscape: the streaming giant Netflix was awarded its first-ever Oscar for a feature film. And it may feel as if everywhere you look, people are streaming TV, music, movies and more. In fact, young people (ages 18 - 29), in particular, now primarily rely on online streaming services for watching TV, and more than 30 million people in the U.S. alone are paying for streaming music subscriptions. It’s a trend that’s... .

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