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Whatever Inspires and Drives You, We’re In It Together

Why do you commute several hours every day, take that extra class in the evening, pick up a side hustle, and go out of the way to help an old colleague? Something drives you.  Every one of us has our own motivations, our own inspiration and our own distinct notion of what constitutes success. In other words, we’re all in it for very different reasons. And we’re all at different points on our journey. Some of us feel on the right track, for others, success feels very far away. A few months ago,... .

Tuesday Tip: Reconnecting in the New Year

We all have a running list of people we’ve been meaning to follow up with or have been hoping to reach out to. The New Year is a great time to rekindle some of those conversations. Whether you’re looking to just catch up, discuss new opportunities, or share professional learnings, here are some tips to help you get started: Join conversations right from your feed: A simple way to reconnect is by commenting on updates from people in your network. See an interesting conversation? Add a comment... .

Inspiring Inclusion in Innovation: LinkedIn Speaker Series with Haben Girma

#InSpeaker Haben Girma and her service dog shaking hands and greeting one of the many Speaker Series attendees. If you could help to positively change the lives of nearly 20% of the people that lived on earth, wouldn’t you? While this sounds like a tall order, it’s an attainable one —so long as we choose to value and prioritize inclusion. This is exactly the vision that Haben Girma, Harvard Law’s first deafblind graduate, shared with LinkedIn at our most recent Speaker Series. From finishing... .

LinkedIn Data Reveals the Jobs and Industries Earning the Biggest Bonuses

Earlier this year, we published our first LinkedIn Salary Report, which included a slew of insights from LinkedIn Salary about how professionals are paid in the United States, and we’ve got some bonus data for you. Money isn’t everything, but as many of you may be looking for a new job in the New Year, this is good information to have in your back pocket. Finance and Healthcare Pros Are Taking Home the Cash (Bonuses) When looking at the job titles taking home the highest bonuses, one thing is... .

Tuesday Tip: Stay on Top of Trending News With the LinkedIn Widget

Keeping tabs on industry news and trending stories can be done while waiting in line for lunch or during your commute thanks to the LinkedIn widget on your smartphone. The first step is to make sure you have the LinkedIn mobile app on your phone. On iOS: Swipe right to the Home screen and tap on “Edit” to add a new widget Search for LinkedIn Now and you’re all set! You’ll now see the latest headlines to read more and stay ahead on trending news. On Android: Go to the screen of apps where you’d... .

Top 5 Publishing Tips From The 2017 LinkedIn Top Voices

Today LinkedIn is announcing the third annual Top Voices list, spotlighting the must-know contributors on LinkedIn in 2017. This past year has been filled with page-turning news -- from International Women’s Day and artificial intelligence, to diversity in Silicon Valley and beyond -- and millions of CEOs, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and more are turning to LinkedIn to reinforce their points of view. We’re breaking down the top publishing tips and tricks that made the 2017 Top Voices rise... .

Stay on Top of In-Demand Skills with New Notifications

While it’s estimated that 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately hold jobs that don’t yet exist, staying on top of emerging skills can help you prepare for the changing workforce. Learning new skills and highlighting your strengths can help you connect to new opportunities, regardless of what industry you work in. To give you more insight into in-demand skills so that you can stay ahead of the curve, we’re rolling out a new monthly notification that suggests relevant... .

The Fastest-Growing Jobs in the U.S. Based on LinkedIn Data

The New Year is almost here and you might be exploring the idea of a new role that’s completely different from your current one. To help you jump start your search, and give you an idea of what’s on the horizon for the U.S. job market, we’ve identified the fastest-growing jobs and the skills that can help you land them. Machine Learning Engineer topped our list of the U.S.’s top emerging fields with nearly 10 times more members listing it as their profession now than five years ago. Want to... .

LinkedIn's Top 3 Tips for Navigating the Holidays at Work

While you might not realize it, the holiday season can be a major opportunity for your career. In fact, almost half of all professionals (47%) have seen a positive impact on their career from holiday networking. So how should you make the most out of the holiday festivities at your office? Below is your ultimate guide for the 2017 holiday season at work: 1: Show Up to the Party and Get your Network On First things first, make an effort to attend the holiday party – it sends the message that you... .

LinkedIn and Spotify Unveil the Ultimate Office Holiday Playlist

The holidays are nearing, temperatures are changing, and it's likely you have that one colleague who’s been blasting their holiday playlist on repeat since October! Whether or not you're on team "everything holiday, all the time" or "wait until december before holiday cheer can start," the fact-of-the matter is that December is almost here and holiday music is everywhere. But when it comes to holiday music in the workplace, the best way to avoid a clash with colleagues is to stick with the... .

Tuesday Tip: More is Merrier with LinkedIn Group Messaging

Sharing what you know with a group of people that matter most to you is easy with group messaging on LinkedIn. Simply start a new message, add the people you want to chat with, give your group a name, and that’s it! On mobile, you can @ mention specific people on the thread so that they are instantly notified. Looking for LinkedIn tips on a weekly basis? Make sure to subscribe to our blog. .

Introducing LinkedIn Career Advice, a New Way to Help You Find and Connect with Professionals for Mentorship

While finding the right job is important, we know it’s only one part of the equation. Mentorship is key for developing and sustaining a satisfying career and improving your professional life, regardless of whether you’re giving or receiving some form of mentorship. More than 80% of professionals on LinkedIn have stated they either want to have a mentor or be one to others, but knowing where to start can be the trickiest part. In fact, of those who want to have or become a mentor, more than half... .

Encountering a Quarter-life Crisis? You’re Not Alone…

By now you’ve likely heard of the quarter-life crisis — a period of insecurity and doubt  that many people in their mid 20s to early 30s go through surrounding their career, relationships, and finances. Chances are good you may experience your own. In fact, 75% of 25-33 year olds have experienced a quarter-life crisis, often related to feeling like they are at a crossroad in their career. We took a look at this phenomenon and talked to thousands of professionals globally on whether they’ve... .

Tuesday Tip: Learn More About Who You’re Emailing with Sales Navigator Lite for Gmail

How often do you get added to an email with people you don’t know, or head into a meeting with lots of new faces? To help you in these situations, try out Sales Navigator Lite for Gmail. It’s an easy way to get more background and context on who you’re working with. And the best part? It’s completely free for any Gmail user, no Sales Navigator subscription needed. Here’s what you can do: See LinkedIn Profile details when you hover over an email address, like where they work, what they do, and... .

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... .

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