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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... .

Expanding Support for Military Families and Veteran Caregivers

Today we’re expanding our military and veterans program to include more spouses, children, and caregivers across the country to better support service members and their families. Beginning next month, LinkedIn Premium will be available for spouses in every branch of the armed forces, regardless of where they are in their professional transition. Our commitment is to support spouses not just through every permanent change of station (PCS), but also through a potential career change or a job... .

LinkedIn Has 20 Million Jobs and the Right One for You

Today’s workforce is changing, and it’s a great time to find the right job for you out of the 20 million on LinkedIn. Generation Z is stepping into their first jobs, while baby boomers are putting off retirement, but no generation in recent history is making more of an impact on today’s work culture than millennials. Not only are millennials the largest group in today’s workforce, they’re also the fastest growing segment on LinkedIn by three times and are two times more likely to change jobs... .

Transparency Report: Second Half of 2018

We share our Transparency Report twice a year to provide visibility into how we respond to government requests about our members or the content they share. As this report shows, the number of government requests for data about LinkedIn members continues to grow as our overall membership grows. As always, we continue to review each request carefully before taking any action, and we continue to notify affected members whenever the law allows it. In our last report we expanded the categories to... .

Add Teammates: A New Way to Nurture Professional Relationships With Your Coworkers

The people we work with are more than just teammates - they help us make it through the day and can also help us get ahead in our careers. We spend the bulk of our day with these folks - in fact, 95% of working professionals think it’s a good idea to have friends at work, and 63% say they have relationships with their co-workers outside the office. Based on a recent study we shared last month, having friends at work can also help you advance your career. We see that our members are 60% more... .

Introducing LinkedIn Reactions: More Ways to Express Yourself

People come to LinkedIn every day to discover what’s happening in their professional communities and talk to one another about topics and ideas related to their work. These conversations cover a wide range, whether it’s discussing industry news, celebrating a company milestone, giving advice on someone’s job search journey, or sharing thoughts on important workplace topics like being a working parent. One of the things we regularly hear from all of you is that you want more expressive ways than... .

Flooding Across the Midwest Impacts the Region: April U.S. Workforce Report 2019

Despite overall strong hiring and job creation around the country in March, the natural disasters across the Midwest had a negative impact on hiring over the last month. Historically, we know this may take months for the impact to rectify itself. We saw a significant decrease in hiring rates across metro areas in the Midwest impacted by catastrophic flooding, including: Omaha (-7.6%), Fargo (-13.6%,) and Kansas City (-0.6%). Historically, our data shows it takes a city approximately two months... .

Start Your Job Search With the 2019 LinkedIn Top Companies

There are over 20 million jobs available on LinkedIn right now, and if you’re in the market for a new job, you’re in luck. The just-announced LinkedIn Top Companies list is your cheat sheet for identifying the 50 most sought-after employers in the U.S. The list examines billions of actions on the platform to identify the top 50 companies to work for in the U.S. This year’s list features a wide range of industries including entertainment companies like Netflix (No. 11), Spotify (No. 14) and... .

Spark Deeper Conversations with Document and Presentation Upload Ability

Using different types of documents and presentations in our day-to-day jobs can help share information, capture insights, and break down complex topics. Whether it’s sharing slides from a conference you spoke at or a playbook with best practices, these conversations can help you navigate your work life and be more successful. To help, we’ve now added the ability for all members to upload documents and presentations such as PDFs and PowerPoints directly to your feed, in a group, or to your... .

Setting Up Meetings Just Got Easier with New Features in LinkedIn Messenger

Having a community of professionals to exchange ideas with, ask advice from, or chat about industry trends can go a long way in helping you be more productive and successful. In fact, 70% of professionals say their support system is one of the top factors contributing to success at work. One of the best ways to nurture your professional community is by staying in touch regularly and setting up time to chat. When scheduling, we know the top things you need to know is when to meet and where to... .

U.S. Hiring Continues to Soften: March LinkedIn Workforce Report

According to LinkedIn data, workers without college degrees in roles subject to automation are benefitting from a tight labor market and shifting their skills to fill new professions. Our data shows that while more routine “cognitive” jobs (e.g. phone operator, ticket agent) are on the decline, non-routine roles that often don’t require a degree (e.g. driver, electrician) are seeing growth. You can see this shift reflected in Lyft and Uber drivers creating LinkedIn profiles, we saw a 515%... .

International Women’s Day: Working Together to Create #BalanceForBetter

By now you’re probably familiar with the data that shows if we continue progressing at our current pace, true gender equality in the workplace won’t exist for more than 200 years. While we have seen progress in some industries — gaps still persist in representation in leadership, as is illustrated by a UK campaign that highlights the equal number of CEOs who are women and CEOs who are men named Dave, and in wage. According to the Census Bureau, in 2017 the gender wage gap for all women remained... .

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