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

LinkedIn’s transparency report was updated today to include government requests for member data from the first half of 2017. For the sixth consecutive reporting period, there was an increase in both the number of requests received (207), and in the number of accounts subject to those requests (614), a trend we continue to watch closely. We are committed to maintaining an open and honest dialogue with our members, and the general public, by providing visibility into how and when governments ask... .

Bring in Your Parents Day: Helping Parents Understand What You Do

Ask anyone that works at LinkedIn what they enjoy most about the company. You’ll hear a range of answers, from our company vision to InDays, which gives you a sense of what makes LinkedIn unique. For me, the answer is our annual Bring in Your Parents (BIYP) day. Five years ago we created BIYP as a way for our employees to give their parents a glimpse into their professional lives as research suggested that one in three parents don’t actually know what their child does for a living. That first... .

Always Forward: How You Can Join LinkedIn­­­ in Honoring Veterans

LinkedIn and America’s veterans share a common ethos: instead of resting on our laurels, we’re always looking for the next challenge. As a company, we take a forward-looking approach to supporting the veteran community, continually seeking opportunities to invest in its great potential, and mobilizing our extended member community in support of veterans. Honor Our Future – What’s Next? Last year, LinkedIn challenged America to re-think the way we honor veterans, reorienting our focus from what... .

Creating Your Resume Just Got a Whole Lot Easier with Microsoft and LinkedIn

Figuring out how to put your best foot forward can be challenging when you’re looking for a new opportunity. Your LinkedIn profile should be the first place you go to update your career journey and to reflect your professional experience and interests. Your profile not only helps to establish connections, it ensures that recruiters can find you for new opportunities, and your network can provide the connection to the ones you’re interested in. We also know that a resume is an important part of... .

Tuesday Tip: Timing is Everything, See When Your Connections are Active

New LinkedIn data shows that more than one-third of members have surfaced new opportunities through casual conversations via messaging on LinkedIn. And we know timing is everything when striking up a conversation, so we’re making it easier for you to know when your connections are available and active on LinkedIn. Whether you’re messaging a friend, scrolling through your feed, or checking your notifications, simply look for the green status dot to see if your connection is online. And if you... .

Hiring Continues to Climb: LinkedIn Workforce Report November 2017

The LinkedIn Workforce Report is our monthly report on hiring, skills, and migration trends in the U.S. The latest report shows that hiring continues strong through October. Hiring across the U.S. was 24.1% higher this October versus October 2016. At tech companies and NGOs, politics-related skills are in high demand. Outside of state capitals, where state governments dominate the hiring scene, tech companies and NGOs are top employers hiring people with “politics” skills—which range from... .

The LinkedIn Top Companies | Startups are Hiring Now

We launched the Top Companies | Startups list, a new extension of our annual Top Companies list which maps the most wanted companies by job seekers. This new edition focuses on startups and maps the the top 50 industry disruptors, from beauty to biotech companies, attracting talent now. These companies are growing quickly, attracting top talent and redefining the way we work. The highest ranked companies include Uber (#1), Airbnb (#2), WeWork (#3), Lyft (#4) and Slack (#5). You can check out... .

Tuesday Tip: Stay on Top of New Job Openings with Search Alerts

Looking to stay up to speed on when your favorite company posts a new job or if there is a relevant job listing for a particular title or role you’re looking for? Simply go to our Job Search App (available for iOS and Android) or do a job search on desktop, and create alerts with your preferences, including titles, keywords or companies. This way you’ll be the first to know when the job you want opens up. .

Keep Tabs on Companies You Care About with New Premium Feature

We know how valuable your time is as a busy professional, and that it can be a challenge to keep tabs on competitive and industry trends. To make this easier, last year we added insights to our Premium experience, providing you with access to information like growth and hiring trends by function when looking at a company page on LinkedIn. We’re expanding Premium Insights with a new feature called peer benchmarking. With this feature, you can easily compare your company, or other companies you... .

Workplace Wisdom From Space: LinkedIn Speaker Series with Captain Jim Whetherbee

Before he became a U.S. Navy Aviator, landed airplanes on aircraft carriers, flew fighter jets, and especially before making five successful trips to space, Captain Jim Whetherbee actually hated adrenaline, danger and risk-taking. In fact, he still does. To this day, he’s clearly been able to suppress this fear while being successful, safe, and productive. This is largely due to a life chalk-full of experiences, several of which were spent facing risk and danger head-on, which helped foster his... .

Find Your Next Job by Quietly Signaling You’re Open to New Opportunities

One year ago, we introduced a feature called Open Candidates, which gives job seekers an easy way to quietly signal to recruiters that they’re open to new opportunities. This is a win-win for recruiters and job-seekers alike, as interested candidates get contacted for relevant opportunities and recruiters can search a pool of job seekers looking for a new challenge. This has been — and will continue to be — a huge part of helping millions of our members connect with opportunity. The response... .

Tuesday Tip: Who You Know Can Yelp You Get The Job

Did you know that more than 70% of professionals on LinkedIn have been hired at companies where they have a connection? The next time you’re checking out a job opening or a Company Page on LinkedIn, we’ll show your mutual connections in the messaging conversation window. The people you know at the company may be able to help you learn more about the culture, make an introduction, or refer you for a job. Starting a conversation is a great first step toward opening up new opportunities. .

Keep the Conversation Going with New Smart Replies in LinkedIn Messaging

The conversations you have on LinkedIn can open up a variety of opportunities, ranging from making  an introduction to your next boss to getting valuable advice from a peer in your industry. But we know that finding the time to reply or simply be responsive to incoming messages can sometimes be a challenge with everything else you have going on. To help you shave a little time and more easily respond to your messages, we’ve made our reply suggestions smarter. Using machine learning, we’ll show... .

Evolving the Definition of Success in the U.K. and Germany

When I was growing up, pop culture perpetuated the idea that success only came from power, money and possessions. Whether it was Gordon Gekko ruling Wall Street or Jerry Maguire being shown the money, the idea of achieving success revolved around hitting the financial jackpot. Since then, the world has been redefined in every way possible. We watch all our shows when we want to without the need to tune in at a specific time, clouds now store our pictures rather than frames, and apps help us... .

Practical Tips for Finding The Way In: Anna’s Job Search Story

Shortly after starting law school, Anna realized it wasn’t for her. “I just wasn’t very fulfilled,” said Anna. “And I didn’t know what I could do next.” We’ve all been there. Sometimes we feel stuck. But it’s what Anna did to get unstuck that makes her story so inspiring, actionable and insightful for anyone considering a career shift. Specifically, Anna did three things to kickstart her new career as a software engineer: #1 Talk to the people you know. Anna leaned on her personal relationships... .

Tuesday Tip: Update Your Career Interests and Discover the Right Jobs

Finding the right job can sometimes feel like you’re looking for a needle in a haystack. One action you can take to help is to share your career interests, which in turn helps LinkedIn personalize job recommendations for you. Using the Career Interests dashboard, you can set your career interests by location, company size, industry, and the job titles you’re interested in pursuing. Here you can also turn on Open Candidates to privately signal you’re open to a new opportunity — in fact, this can... .

Huawei and LinkedIn: A new way to power your professional relationships

We’re excited to share a new partnership with Huawei, which announced its new Mate10 flagship smartphone in Munich, Germany today. As part of our collaboration with Huawei, you will now be able to access the power of your LinkedIn network directly from your Huawei smartphone. It’s an OS level integration available to all users of the new EMUI 8, which means that you can now connect your LinkedIn account to see the latest profile information about your professional contacts directly integrated... .

Tuesday Tip: Never Miss a Beat with the Daily Rundown

Ever worry that you’ll be caught tongue tied when your coworkers are talking about the news of the day? Fear not. Each day, LinkedIn’s editors publish the Daily Rundown to make sure you’re up-to-speed on the day’s top professional news, trends and career tips. If you have the LinkedIn mobile app, you’ll see the Daily Rundown in your notifications when it’s ready: The Daily Rundown is currently available to members in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and India, with other countries... .

Practical Tips for Finding The Way In: Claire’s Job Search Story

Claire was worried her dream job didn’t exist. For her, a dream job was one with an exciting role, cool technology and a just-right commute. Oh, and it needed to be a job that would make a big impact in the world. A tall order, right? But then she found it — all of it, at a company right in her backyard. If you’re thinking this was pure luck, think again. Here are 3 things Claire did that any job seeker can do today to help find their way in to a new opportunity: #1 Search and find companies... .

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