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Tuesday Tip: Using the Follow Hub to Discover Fresh Perspectives and Manage Your Followers

If you’re interested in finding new perspectives to follow on LinkedIn, check out your follow hub. Here you’ll find relevant recommendations on people, companies and publications to follow. Additionally, you can see and manage who you’re following and who’s following you — all in one place. From here, you can also unfollow sources if you no longer want to receive their updates, but would like to remain connected on LinkedIn (don’t worry, your connections will never know you unfollowed them). To... .

Cracking the Interview Code to Find Your Way In

Nice work, you've landed an interview for that job you want. Now what? The initial excitement may wear off as nervous energy sets in. You may start to wonder: How does my experience compare to others? Is this the right fit? What do I wear? How do I make a good impression? The good news is that some of the most common interview pitfalls that can distract potential employers from our strengths are super easy to avoid. Based on survey feedback we gathered from professionals across the U.S., we... .

Be an Ally for the Women in Tech at GHC 2017

Seeing women in tech and the allies that support them come together each year at the Grace Hopper Celebration is powerful and inspiring. This year, we’re proud to send 180 LinkedIn employees and have 12 women speaking  including software engineers, product managers and designers, as well as many of our male leaders, to the event. As one of the leaders of our Women in Tech (WIT) program, I am constantly in awe of the women who are part of this group. WIT’s mission is to help give technical... .

From Positive States to Lasting Traits: LinkedIn Speaker Series with Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson

There’s no denying that mindfulness training has skyrocketed in popularity, whether it be by way of yoga, meditation, or one of the many other outlets of practice. In the past few decades, it has gone from a niche exercise, to a full-blown lifestyle that millions have devoted their time, effort, and in some cases, life to. Regular mindfulness practice, even when done for a few minutes, can improve our ability to concentrate, remember, be present, learn, recover from stress, and stay resilient,... .

Practical Tips for Finding The Way In: Rahul's Job Search Story

When Rahul moved to a new city to begin a new chapter in his career, he knew the best way to find his way in to the right opportunity would start with his connections. Also, that determination and persistence were going to be critical in his job search. In fact, Rahul said it best, “Rejection is inevitable, but all it takes is one.” And he’s right. Often times, all it takes is one opportune moment to find your way in to a job you love. One message to a friend. One casual conversation with an... .

Tuesday Tip: See How You’re Being Discovered with LinkedIn Search Appearances

If you’ve ever wondered how people are finding you on LinkedIn, we’ve got you covered with Search Appearances. Go to the dashboard on your profile to check out how many times you appeared in LinkedIn search results this week, and see the companies and job titles of people who found you. Here’s what it looks like in the LinkedIn App: You can use this information to update your profile and increase your chances of being found on LinkedIn. For example, if you’re a graphic designer and want to be... .

Adding LinkedIn’s Profile Card on Office 365 Offers a Simple Way to Build a Professional Relationship

Over my career, I’ve learned that the success of a project is often determined by the strength of the team. That’s why it’s important to take time to know the people you work with, and it’s why I’m excited to share LinkedIn’s integration into the Office Profile Card, bringing personalized LinkedIn insights directly into your Microsoft Office 365 experience. This makes it easier to develop authentic relationships with your colleagues, your customers, and your partners, and is part of our efforts... .

Great Examples of How Members are Using LinkedIn Video

Since launching LinkedIn Video this summer, we’ve been wowed by the creative and useful videos that we’re seeing all of you sharing — from rocket launches and VR showcases to Hollywood illustrations and video resumes — the world of work is diverse and fascinating. Here are a few videos that caught our eye: Give people an inside look into your job A mooring master tows a floating wind turbine into position: Show off your projects A virtual reality artist makes a guide to the Burning Man festival... .

Let Your Connections Help You Get the Job

If you’re looking for a new job, we have just one tip today: Nothing will ever be more helpful in your job search than the people you know. The connections you’ve made and the relationships you’ve formed are often your best resource for finding your way in to a new job. In fact, more than 70% of professionals get hired at companies where they have a personal connection. Additionally, we know this: job candidates who are referred by an employee are 8 times more likely to get hired. That’s a... .

Hiring Trends up from This Time Last Year: LinkedIn Workforce Report September 2017

In this month's LinkedIn Workforce Report, we take a look at hiring, skills gaps, and migration trends across the United States, as well as localized employment trends in 20 U.S. cities. Hiring is up 7.2% from last August. Detroit has rebounded from its unemployment crisis and has a burgeoning tech sector. And fast-growing city economies are creating new travel destinations - and new demand for people with travel and hospitality skills. Check out the full report here. .

Simple Steps to Ease Job Search Stress

Looking for a new job can create some stress, we get it. In fact, nearly 2 in 5 job seekers say the expectation of stress is exactly why they hesitate with starting their job hunt in the first place. Whether you’re feeling too busy to look, it’s been awhile since you reached out to your network, or perhaps you’re just feeling like your skills need some sharpening so you can be more competitive — it’s important to remember two things: 1) You’re way more capable of overcoming all of these... .

Tuesday Tip: How to Negotiate Your Pay Like a Pro With LinkedIn Salary

Negotiating your salary can feel a bit uncomfortable, but it doesn’t have to be. Being armed with the right information before you talk numbers can make all the difference in your approach, your confidence and ultimately in the success of your salary talks. To help, we have a secret weapon to share — LinkedIn Salary. Consider LinkedIn Salary your ace research tool to pinpoint how much money you can make and what factors might help (or hurt) your pay potential — like location, industry and... .

Introducing the 2017 State of Salary Report (U.S.)

It’s important to have all the information you need to make informed career decisions, especially when it comes to your salary. With the introduction of our 2017 LinkedIn Salary Report, we’re working to provide you with several helpful insights into how different factors impact the way you’re compensated, from location to education to company size. Our hope is that this report helps inform and inspire different actions you can take immediately to increase your earning potential and find your... .

Tuesday Tip: How to Build Out Your Profile, If You’re Just Starting Out

If you’re a student or just entering the workforce, you might be wondering what to add to your LinkedIn Profile — we’re here to help. You might not realize it, but even if you lack a long work history, there’s plenty that you can add to your profile to reflect your interests and experience. For starters, make sure to add key skills you’ve honed through class projects or internships, such as project management, teamwork, and communication. Hint: you’re more likely to find your way in to... .

The Era of Citizen Power: LinkedIn Speaker Series with Eric Liu

Shortly after taking the LinkedIn Speaker Series stage, Eric Liu, author, journalist, and teacher of civic power, emphatically expressed, “we’re all living in a remarkable moment in history.” This opening quote became the thematic driver for the rest of his hour-long talk, which aimed to inform, remind, and prove to the audience that the world is experiencing an age of epic political change — all through the efforts of average citizens. By studying and experiencing the progressive collapse of... .

Women’s Equality Day: A Look At Women in The Workplace in 2017

There has been a lot of discussion about gender diversity in the workplace, more specifically about where gender gaps continue to persist and how we can solve this challenge. Overall, the workforce in the United States sees an equal representation of gender, but data shows there is a disparity in the jobs women are hired for, and the associated compensation. We realize there are many factors that contribute to gender biases beyond what the data shows and how critical it is that we are all... .

Tuesday Tip: Welcome the Newbie to the Team

We’ve all been the newbie at some point. A quick welcome message can go a long way toward building a new relationship and helping someone feel like they’re part of the team. Let LinkedIn notifications help you out. Anytime someone joins your company who works in a similar job function as you and in the same city, you’ll receive a notification like this: Take a second to connect with your new teammate and make a simple introduction. It’s an easy way to help out someone new to your company. As a... .

Introducing LinkedIn Video: Show Your Experience and Perspective

Every day, millions of LinkedIn members have conversations about their work, career and interests. We’ve seen countless examples of how these conversations help members get ahead in their careers and find their way in to new opportunities. This is why we continue to invest in new ways for you to easily discover great content and contribute to the conversations that matter most to you. With this in mind, today we’re adding another way for you to share your experience and perspective with the... .

Applications For New Class of LinkedIn Campus Editors Now Open

There’s a lot you can do on LinkedIn to help you get ahead in your career and find your way in to new opportunities — regularly writing on LinkedIn and sharing your experiences and perspective is certainly one of them. It’s a great way to build up your reputation on a topic and get noticed by others in your industry who have similar interests. With this in mind, in 2015 we launched our Campus Editor program, enabling university students to begin writing and growing their own active communities... .

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