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Announcing Skill Assessments to Help You Showcase Your Skills

We know it’s important to have a way to effectively show the skills you spend time cultivating. In fact, according to new LinkedIn research, 69% of professionals think their skills are more important than college education when job-seeking, and more than 76% wish there was a way for hiring managers to verify their skills so they could stand out amongst other candidates. That’s why we’re we’re excited to roll out LinkedIn Skill Assessments, a new way for you to validate the skills you have. When... .

Tap Your Linkedin Network to Fill Your Project Needs

Whether it’s a marketing guru to help you with your website, a copywriter extraordinaire to manage your blog, a career coach to help you nail your next interview, or a tax genius to help you navigate your return, the LinkedIn network can help you find someone who can help.  We’ve rolled out some new tools to help you find the right service providers that can help you get the job done.  Search For Help Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to search for service providers and freelancers and not only... .

Staying Safe on LinkedIn During Your Job Search

Every day we’re making our professional community a place where everyone can find economic opportunity and pathways to grow their careers. And when it comes to finding that new opportunity, learning a skill or getting and giving career advice, you expect that process to be exciting and maybe a little nerve wracking, but never unsafe. Millions of people use LinkedIn to search and apply for jobs every day -- and when job searching, safety means knowing the recruiter you’re chatting with is who... .

The 2019 LinkedIn Top Startups Are Growing Fast -- and Hiring Even Faster

Today, we revealed the 2019 LinkedIn Top Startups in the U.S. list, identifying the top 50 hottest startups to work for today as determined by billions of actions of more than 645+ million professionals on LinkedIn.  Our annual Top Startups list is a reflection of how work is changing (more than 75% of startups on the list say that a college degree isn’t required for job applicants), which new industries are emerging and rapidly growing (this is the first time we’ve seen the cannabis industry... .

LinkedIn by the Sea: A Glimpse Into Grimsby’s Future

Earlier this summer, I wrote about a new project we have launched in the UK coastal town of Grimsby, a place synonymous with the British fishing industry. Like similar towns across the country, it’s suffered economically in recent times and is looking to   embrace new thinking to open up future employment opportunities for local people.  In the past few months, we’ve had inspiring conversations with jobseekers, educators, local politicians and the business community. They’ve helped us to better... .

An Update on How We’re Fighting Fake Accounts

LinkedIn continues to grow as an active professional community of more than 645 million members where real people find jobs, advice and a chance at economic opportunity. Our teams are working to keep LinkedIn a safe place for professionals by proactively finding fake profiles then removing them and any content they share. Between January and June 2019, we took action on 21.6 million fake accounts. This includes: Preventing 19.5 million fake accounts from being created at registration. This... .

Out of Office: How to Actually Disconnect During Your Summer Vacation

With summer in full swing, vacation is on the minds – and calendars – of most of us. So much so, it’s one of the three most important benefits professionals want when considering a new job. Nearly 75% of professionals would turn down a job offer if the vacation policy didn’t meet their expectations, according to new LinkedIn research released today. Regardless, nearly half (46%) of professionals admit to not taking all their vacation time last year, pointing to reasons like having too much work... .

Ace the Interview: Tackle Tough Questions and Prep Like a Pro

Interviewing for a new job can be nerve wracking. With so much riding on making a great impression, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. So, it’s no surprise that two-thirds (67%) of millennials feel uneasy about job interviews. Almost 40% would rather spend an entire weekend cleaning out their garage than meet with a hiring manager, 15% of millennials feel so nervous they could throw up before every interview, and 80% admit to being stumped by interview questions. But don’t let your fear leading up... .

Helping You Build a Trusted Community - One Connection At a Time

Making a connection on LinkedIn can open doors to getting and giving career help. Here are our top tips for getting the right connections to help you find a job, get career advice, and guide you on the next steps of your journey. Build your LinkedIn community with people you already know and trust. Imagine you’ve moved to a new town for your job, and you’re exploring new friendships and community. Most likely you want to start off with people you already know and trust. The same is true on... .

Helping You Build a Trusted Community - One Connection At a Time

Making a connection on LinkedIn can open doors to getting and giving career help. Here are our top tips for getting the right connections to help you find a job, get career advice, and guide you on the next steps of your journey. Build your LinkedIn community with people you already know and trust. Imagine you’ve moved to a new town for your job, and you’re exploring new friendships and community. Most likely you want to start off with people you already know and trust. The same is true on... .

Introducing New Tools to Help You Prep for Your Next Interview

Co Authors: Deepti Patibandla and Himanshu Khurana You’ve submitted your resume and heard back from the recruiter - you’ve made it to the first round of interviews! While making it this far is an accomplishment on its own, now comes the hard part. It’s time to buckle down and prepare for the interview that could be a make or break moment in your career path. At LinkedIn, we’ve found that 54 percent of jobseekers say the interview phase is “moderately to extremely challenging” due to two... .

New Features To Help You Start Conversations and Build Community on LinkedIn

Every day, millions of people and companies are talking on LinkedIn: helping each other to find new opportunities, discussing the latest news that affects their jobs and careers, and sharing their own ideas and experiences with others. We’re always working on new and better ways to help you talk with each other and wanted to share some of the latest: Share a photo and tag people, so others can get to know them too. Think you recognize someone in the photo? Or just want to make sure your... .

LinkedIn by the Sea: How We’re Putting the Power of the Community to the Test

Community. What does it really mean? We come across the word every single day, scrawled on the back of a cereal box, written on the posh paper from our building society, logging into our social media or grabbing a takeaway coffee. Suddenly everyone and everything seems to be part of a community. Even the hit TV show ‘Community’ probably has its own community. Yet the more we use it, the less we seem to know what it means. But why does that matter? Who cares if we’re a bit liberal with our use... .

Hiring Is Down yet Challenges Aren’t Evenly Distributed Across Industries: June U.S. LinkedIn Workforce Report 2019

Gross hiring was down 0.9% year-over-year in May. But looking at the industry level, hiring continues to grow in the software & IT services (+6.7% Y/Y) and corporate services industries (+7.6% Y/Y). At the same time, export-producing goods industries, like agriculture and manufacturing, are facing rapid declines in hiring: manufacturing is down 5.6% year-over-year and is at its weakest since January 2018, while agriculture is down 6.7% year-over-year and is at its weakest since November 2017. .

Add LinkedIn Account Settings Check-up to Your Spring and Summer To-do Lists

Spring and Summer are popular times for tidying up and regaining control over what sparks joy after a busy fall and winter. This year, consider adding an online check-up to your to-do list to make sure the data you share online is being protected. On LinkedIn, we make it simple for you to control things like updating your password, adjusting who can view your profile, managing your data, and reviewing your account preferences. To access your LinkedIn account settings on your desktop, click the... .

Win a Dream Experience with LinkedIn and Disney’s “The Lion King”

As kids, we’re often asked what we want to be. And then we grow up, and more often than not, life takes us on a different course and we forget what inspired us. LinkedIn and The Walt Disney Studios want to remind you what inspires you. With 20 million jobs on LinkedIn, there are 20 million chances of finding the right job for you, the one you can’t wait to be. Sometimes, all you need is an experience to point you in the right direction. That’s why, in celebration of this summer’s release of... .

Find the Job Meant for You on LinkedIn

We all have a driving force behind where we choose to spend half of the waking hours in our adult lives. Whether that’s purpose and passion for the work, having work life balance, or simply making the paycheck - our jobs play an important role in our daily lives. No matter what that force is, with 20 million jobs and 600 million members, LinkedIn is uniquely able to connect people with the opportunities they’re looking for. From entry-level to C-suite. From project manager to graphic designer.... .

The Career Pivot: Beat Burnout With A Job That’s Right for You

Looking for a new job? You’re in the driver's seat. Unemployment is at a near 50-year low, and there are more than 20 million jobs available on LinkedIn right now. However, nearly half of all professionals say they don’t know what their career path should look like. If you’re not satisfied with where you are today, or not sure which way you should be steering, it could be time to take inventory of what you want professionally and make a switch. Perhaps you’re looking to change the type of work... .

Learn How to Report Unprofessional Behavior: How-to Videos Now in Multiple Languages

When you use LinkedIn to find jobs, learn skills and make connections we recognize you need to feel comfortable, confident and in control of how you engage with other members. Our Community Policies make it clear that there is simply no room for unprofessional behavior on LinkedIn. This includes a clear no-tolerance policy for harassment on LinkedIn, in whatever form it can take -- unkind words, unwanted romantic advancements, hate speech or bullying. We use a combination of technical and human... .

The 2019 LinkedIn Grads Guide to Getting Hired

Let’s start off with a congratulations to the class of 2019: you did it! This is an exciting time to be entering the job market; unemployment is at a 50-year low and the share of graduates finding their first job within the year after graduation has been steadily increasing since 2012. May is peak hiring time, so we’re unveiling our 2019 LinkedIn Grad’s Guide to Getting Hired, our annual report that shares workforce trends and insights to help today’s grads take their next step. Today’s grads... .

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