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Unlocking Opportunity Starts With Understanding It

LinkedIn’s vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. Central to this is a belief that two people with equal talent should have equal access to opportunity.  To better understand how people define opportunity and the barriers they face in accessing it, we’re excited to publish the first global LinkedIn Opportunity Index. This research gives us a view into how people around the world think about opportunity: their attitudes, their realities, and the... .

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: How to Leave a Job You Don’t Love & Find One Meant For You

Love and relationships are in the air this month -- whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with your significant other or Galentine’s Day with friends. But one of the major relationships you might not be thinking about is the one you have with your job. With professionals spending almost 90,000 hours throughout our lives at work, it’s worth finding the right one for you.  According to new research from LinkedIn, the majority of us (81%) believe we should be very or mostly happy at work, yet... .

How to Land Your Next Job in 2020

“New year, new me.” Chances are you’ve said this at some point in the month of January, as the start of a new year infuses motivation and energy into all of us after the holidays. As the end of January nears though, it’s important to stay focused and keep the momentum going, especially when it comes to a change that can affect your day-to-day life like finding a new job. Here are a few ways you can land your next job in 2020. Search, search, search Starting a job search from scratch sounds... .

How to Prepare for Your Next Job Interview

If you set a career-related new years resolution, interviewing for jobs may be a top priority on your to-do list. But the question is, how do you stand out from the crowd and convince the people interviewing you that you’re an irreplaceable asset to the team? Fear not! Here are some ways you can ace your next interview.  Practice, practice, practice Not surprisingly, LinkedIn found that 54 percent of jobseekers say that the interview phase is challenging due to lack of confidence and... .

Keeping our Members Safe from Harassment

We work every day to ensure you, our members, have a safe and professional experience on LinkedIn. One of the ways we do this is by not tolerating any form of harassment. Anything anyone shares on LinkedIn has to follow our Professional Community Policies. This policy covers all content and any form of harassment -- from unkind words to unwanted romantic advancements to hate speech or bullying -- by any member. Our teams use a combination of technical measures, human review and reports from our... .

Finding the Right Job for You, Safely and Securely

When you’re ready for a career change, we have the tools and the tips to help you land your next job. We also have the technologies and teams in place to keep you safe as you job search. All of this work helps keep LinkedIn a safe, trusted and professional place for you and everyone looking for their next big opportunity. We use automated defenses and people reviewers to stop fake accounts, spam, and scams (see more in our recent transparency report). This enables us to catch the majority of... .

New Job January: How to Crush Your First 90 Days

You found the job, you nailed the interview, and you negotiated the offer -- now it’s time to make a good impression. This January, professionals are not only celebrating a new decade, but are also ringing in New Job January -- the month when more professionals start new jobs than any other time of the year.   If you’re one of the professionals starting a new job this January, you may be nervous -- but you’re not alone. In fact, 80% of professionals are nervous before they start a new job, and... .

The Jobs of Tomorrow: LinkedIn’s 2020 Emerging Jobs Report

Today I’m excited to introduce LinkedIn’s third-annual LinkedIn Emerging Jobs Report, highlighting the fastest-growing jobs around the world, skills associated with them, and the cities and industries where these jobs are located.  Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing insights by country to dig deeper into workforce trends around the world, which you can explore here. Whether you’re looking for a new gig or want to get ahead in the rapidly-changing world of work, these insights show you how... .

New Tools to Build Your Community and Grow Your Career on LinkedIn

On LinkedIn, we want to connect you to people, ideas and skills that help you grow your career or business.  We’re always working on new ways to to do this. Here are a few of the most recent updates. New ways to engage with your community and content  On LinkedIn, talking with others and staying informed on the topics and conversations that matter to you is key to building relationships and professional growth. We’re always working on new ways to do this. Here are some of the latest: Take your... .

The New Holiday Rules at Work

The holiday season is in full swing, and the “most wonderful time of the year” is also known for being the busiest and most stressful. In fact, 88% of Americans* feel stressed during the holiday season due to balancing holiday commitments at both home and work.  So, here’s the good news: the world of work is changing, and the lines between our professional and personal lives are blurred as professionals today receive more work-life flexibility and balance than ever before. But how does this... .

Customize Your LinkedIn Feed to Help You Accomplish Your Goals

We designed LinkedIn around a simple idea: “People you know, talking about things you care about.” It is at the heart of every product we build. One of the most vibrant and powerful tools we have to make this idea a reality is actually right in front of you every time you open the LinkedIn app: your feed! The LinkedIn Feed is a great way to get way to get inspired by new insights and perspectives. But it’s also an invitation to have conversations and to participate with a vibrant network of... .

Our Expanded Transparency Report: First Half of 2019

Today we’re publishing our bi-annual Transparency Report for the January-June 2019 reporting period. As always, this includes our Government Requests Report, outlining how we respond to government requests about our members or the content they share. For the first time, we’re also publishing a Community Report. We’re including this new report to provide more visibility into how we enforce our Professional Community Policies and address activity and content that isn’t allowed on our platform.... .

Be What You Must: Finding the Job Meant for You

For some, the search for a job is a search for a sense of purpose or passion. For others, it’s fueled by the drive to get to that next level or the desire to provide. Whatever the motivation, the job search is a common thread millions of professionals share. But how do we navigate the sometimes daunting process to find that great job -- that place where we feel we truly belong?  With millions of open jobs and more than 660 million members, LinkedIn can help you connect with the community and... .

Updates to our Terms of Service

Our Terms of Service are getting an update, effective January 6, 2020. This means our Privacy Policy, User Agreement and Cookie Policy will all have some changes to reflect new features, simplify language and make your data choices even more clear. A few highlights to note: You’ll see our newly expanded feature that makes it easier to plan in-person events leveraging your LinkedIn community. You’ll see we’ve reflected a recent acquisition that is now part of our service. You can review our... .

Maintaining the Trust of Our Members

Here at LinkedIn, one of our core values has always been to put our members first. This means that every day, when making decisions large and small, we ask: "Is this the right thing to do for our members?" This value is what drives us, unites our company, and pushes us to remain worthy of the trust of our nearly 660 million members.  As our impact on the world of work has grown, we recognize that our responsibility has grown as well. We understand that in the critical areas of privacy,... .

We Need to Talk about Fertility at Work

Some sobering stats for you here: 1 in 6 couples across the world experience fertility issues (source: World Fertility Day), and there are 1.5 million treatments given annually to assist in conception (source: International Federation of Fertility Societies). Today marks the start of National Fertility Awareness Week in the UK, and we have been working with Fertility Network UK to uncover the realities of what these fertility challenges can mean for employees and employers alike. Looking at the... .

What Are You Searching For?

What are you searching for? When it comes to your career, it’s one of the biggest questions you might ask yourself. It could be that you’re searching for your dream job, fulfilling ambitions that you’ve held since you were a child. Or, it could simply be that you want to cut down the hours spent commuting every day, spending more time with your family or creating a better work-life balance. Our new jobs-focused brand campaign - the latest iteration of our global In It Together initiative, which... .

Your Professional Network Can Help You Succeed

It’s been said again and again: Networking is important to get ahead in your professional career.  If you’re like a lot of people though, the concept of networking can seem intimidating or time-consuming. But it doesn’t have to be. Think about the last person you leaned on for advice or the person you celebrated your latest career milestone with. You already have people in your life who are the foundation of a healthy and vibrant network. Start there.   Recently, we invited Julie Miller, a... .

Finding News on LinkedIn

Keeping tabs on industry news and trending stories can be essential to your day-to-day work. Knowing what is going on in the world, and hearing expert opinions on that news, can make you work smarter and help you have more engaging conversations with your colleagues.  But time is limited in a busy work schedule. When looking for news, we not only want to know what’s being discussed quickly, but also want to get smarter by discovering diverse perspectives and joining the conversation. That’s why... .

National Boss’s Day: Find the Right Boss (and Job!) For You

It’s National Boss’s Day -- a holiday created 60 years ago to celebrate all the great managers in the workforce. Having a good boss is crucial to your success and happiness at work; and today, professionals throughout the U.S. will be taking a moment to recognize the support and encouragement they have received from those bosses and mentors who have influenced their careers.  But, what does this day mean for you if you’re looking for a new job? A new boss is a key factor during the job hunt --... .

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