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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... .

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... .


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