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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... .

Tuesday Tip: Giving and Getting Career Advice on LinkedIn

More than 80% of LinkedIn members want to have a mentor or be one to others, but it can be tricky to find the right person or know where to begin. Sometimes you just want a sounding board or a little advice on pivoting to a new industry, tackling a project, or asking for a raise. In these moments, our Career Advice feature can help connect you to people who can help. You can find the Career Advice hub in the section labelled “Your Dashboard” on your profile - simply add in what advice you’re... .

Tips for Searching Like a Pro on LinkedIn

Millions of professionals use LinkedIn Search every week to find potential job candidates, content on topics relevant to their industry, people who may be able to help connect them to opportunity, and much more. To help you more easily find the information you need to be more productive and connect you to relevant opportunities, here are some tips and the latest updates on LinkedIn Search: Same filters, new location To streamline your search experience, we’ve moved search filters to the top of... .

Ten of the Most Irresistible Job Listings in the U.S.

You might not think Tesla, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Ellen Degeneres Show have much in common, but it turns out people were eagerly viewing job openings at these organizations. The roles - which range from project manager roles at Michael Kors and HBO, to an internship at Royal Caribbean Cruises - were some of the most sought-after jobs on LinkedIn in 2017, with tens of thousands of potential applicants looking at these roles. To give you a sense of the types of jobs that got the most... .

LinkedIn, J.Crew, and WeWork Set the Stage for Success

If you were to stop what you're doing – literally, right now – and ask yourself, “How do you define success? What are you in it for?” Would the answer come easily? No matter your response, the good news is there is no right answer. The definition of success is personal and constantly evolving – and so is how people think, feel, and even talk about it. This is why LinkedIn, J.Crew, and WeWork are teaming up to debut a new discussion series, to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and... .

Introducing Salary Insights on Jobs

In 2016, we introduced LinkedIn Salary -- a tool that allows users to see a detailed breakdown of salaries by job title and location based on information privately submitted by LinkedIn members. Since then, we’ve been hard at work identifying ways to make this experience even more valuable, and encourage even greater transparency when it comes to conversations about pay. That’s why today we are announcing Salary Insights: a new way for you to explore compensation details on open roles. This... .

Hiring Trends up from This Time Last Year: LinkedIn Workforce Report February 2018

In January, hiring across the U.S. was 13.0% higher than in January 2017. Seasonally-adjusted hiring was 10.9% higher in January than in December 2017—making January 2018 the strongest month for hiring since May 2017. While it is too early to tell if this hiring spike is attributed to increased confidence from the new tax bill, the industries with the biggest year-over-year hiring increase in January were manufacturing and industrial (15.5% higher); aerospace, automotive, and transportation... .

Keys to Cultivating Everyday Joy: LinkedIn Speaker Series with Chade-Meng Tan

Would you believe me if I told you that historically, how fit you were was believed to be the result of your genetics? The thought was that you were born with a certain level of fitness that couldn’t be enhanced - even with exercise. Clearly there was a misconception. “Joy” is encountering a similar experience at this very moment. Some perceive joy and happiness to be things that we cannot develop intuitive muscle for over time. However, our most recent Speaker Series guest, Chade-Meng Tan... .

Rock Your Resume With Resume Assistant From LinkedIn + Microsoft

Last year, we announced Resume Assistant, which integrates the power of LinkedIn directly into Microsoft Word to help you craft your most compelling resume yet. Today, Resume Assistant is available to Office 365 subscribers on Windows to help showcase the best version of you and land the job you love. With over 15 million job applications being submitted on LinkedIn every week, finding the right way to represent your unique experience is important. By regularly updating your resume, you’ll... .

What You Need to Know About Interviewing in 2018

The job market is changing and the interview process is changing right along with it. More than ever, companies are on the hunt for employees with stellar soft skills, but they’re struggling to find them. In fact, more than 60% of recruiters indicated that soft skills don’t always come across during the interview process. We spoke to thousands of recruiters and hiring managers around the world to get the download on how they’re screening candidates in this new professional landscape. We all... .

How to Have Productive Career Conversations

Almost 90% of professionals say success isn't just about what you accomplish, it's about what you inspire others to do, according to a recent LinkedIn study.   And if you're looking for an opportunity to help inspire others, look no further than your own backyard. In fact, there are over 100,000 underserved youth in cities like Philadelphia and Atlanta alone -- these are people who want support and guidance when it comes to their careers. Young people who have mentors are 130% more likely to... .

Find the Right Words to Land the Right Job

It's that time of year again. People are thinking about exploring new opportunities and updating their LinkedIn profiles to help land a new job that's right for them. When it comes to perfecting your profile, the words you choose are a vitally important factor in helping you get you noticed by recruiters. So to help, we've taken a look at the top words professionals used to describe themselves in this year's Top 10 Global Buzzwords and dug into why so many people are choosing these words.... .

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