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Staying Connected While Being Apart

Staying connected virtually with your professional community is more important now that you no longer have the opportunity to bump into coworkers in the hallway. While you might miss the days of chatting in the office, event or work gathering, here are some tips to help you stay in touch and maintain a strong relationship with your professional community. Check in with co-workers both current and past During these times, Linkedin, more than ever, is a community that is in it together. Sending a... .

Helping 25 Million Job Seekers Get Back to Work

This year is unlike any other. We’re enduring a global pandemic that’s taken lives and impacted the well-being, health, and jobs of so many people around the globe. And with the reality of systemic racism in our country front and center, we have a critical and shared responsibility to create a better, more inclusive future for the Black community. We are all also facing an economy that has changed dramatically. In the U.S., the unemployment rate swung from 50-year lows to 70-year highs in just... .

New Features to Give and Get Help From Your Community

When it comes to your career, just one person opening a door can make all the difference. That’s why our community of millions of members across the globe are such a valuable resource to job seekers. And, in challenging times like these, that resource is one of the best ways to support one another. We’ve added some new features on LinkedIn that make it easier to give and get help. Share That You’re Open To Work A good first step to finding a new opportunity is to let others know you’re looking.... .

Leaning into Your Community to Express Solidarity and Recognize the Spirit of Pride

The intersection of this year’s Pride celebration with the Black Lives Matter movement has our heightened awareness of the need to advance equality and justice for our diverse communities. To support Pride month and the Black Lives Matter movement, we’re introducing new features to help members express solidarity with Black and LGBTQ+ communities on LinkedIn. This week, we’re rolling out new stickers you can add to videos and images, as well as new profile background images in support of these... .

The Most In-demand Jobs: Where the Opportunity Is Now

The jobs landscape has changed significantly over the past few months, there’s been increasing demand for healthcare, retail and logistics workers due to COVID-19, as well as jobs that can be done remotely like software engineers and accountants. To help you understand where the opportunities are now, we’ll be sharing monthly insights into the most in-demand jobs around the world. As economies around the world begin to reopen, we’re seeing demand for a wide range of jobs that will continue to... .

Working Together to Create a Just and Equitable Future

We’re experiencing a moment in history, a collective reckoning with the impact of racial oppression that feels both familiar in its tragic frequency and different in its scale and scope. The movement goes beyond the protests of the horrific death of George Floyd in Minneapolis or João Pedro Matos Pinto in Rio de Janeiro, and demands for accountability for those responsible. It represents a global call to overturn systems of inequity that have cost Black people their lives, their freedom, and... .

Four Tips to Network on LinkedIn

Your professional network can help you find a job and unlock new opportunities, so it’s important to build and foster your professional relationships. We’ve seen an increase of 55% in conversations among connections on LinkedIn over the past year, and expect that to continue as people focus on reconnecting and engaging with people in their existing network. If your network is filled with people you know personally, it is real and usable, and every connection has the potential to impact your... .

Virtual Job Hunting Tips

Job hunting is not easy, even during the best of times, but staying focused and motivated in your search is key to setting yourself up for success. Remember, there are job opportunities still available. For example, if you’re just entering the job market, there are currently 1.5 million entry-level jobs open in the U.S. on LinkedIn, and there are things you can do now to prepare and stand out to recruiters. Here are four ways to stand out in your job search. Signal to recruiters that you’re... .

LinkedIn’s 2020 Grad’s Guide to Getting Hired

For those of you who are just entering the job market this spring, it’s a really uncertain time. In the last few months, almost every aspect of life has been turned on its head and we’re all figuring out what comes next. No matter what your background is, there’s something you can be doing right now to set yourself up for success in your job search. And if you’re ready to start your search now, there are more than 1.5M entry-level jobs and 65K internships in the U.S. out there that are looking... .

Helping Every Company Build More Inclusive Products

At LinkedIn, we believe two people with equal talent should have equal access to job opportunities. But for equal access to become a reality, we must build products and programs responsibly to ensure they empower individuals regardless of their background or social status. This is true now more than ever as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified already challenging social inequity. We start by asking a simple question: How can we ensure that our products and features work equally for... .

Grow and Succeed Together With LinkedIn Groups

Now more than ever we are seeing the critical role that community plays as we navigate our lives. Professionals around the globe join LinkedIn Groups to extend their networks and connect with school classmates, company colleagues, alumni, or professionals who share common interests. As a group owner or manager, you play a pivotal role in the way people interact and feel supported by like-minded professionals. Starting a LinkedIn group Before you get started, ask yourself: What is the purpose of... .

Transparency Report: Second half of 2019

Today we’re releasing our latest Transparency Report, addressing government requests we received as well as our own actions to remove inappropriate content and fake accounts from LinkedIn in the July-December 2019 reporting period. We see transparency as crucial to maintaining the trust of our members and building a safe, trusted and professional platform. So what do the numbers show? As expected, across most reporting categories in our Government Report and our Community Report, we continue to... .

The Trending Skill You Didn’t Know You Needed

While curiosity may have led to some important moments in our careers, most of us do not necessarily think of it as a must-have skill. It’s time to think again. Curiosity, used strategically, can not only improve the way we work, it can also transform the way we think by allowing us to see creative solutions that may be missed by others, make wiser decisions and increase our influence. In fact, according to Becki Saltzman, LinkedIn Learning Instructor and Founder of The Applied Curiosity Lab,... .

How to Demonstrate Your Expertise and Build Your Brand on LinkedIn

Engaging your community by sharing stories, advice, and information is a great way to foster relationships and spark conversations. If you’re looking for the best way to get started and stand out from the crowd, here are four tips that can help. 1. NEW - Feature your work Your LinkedIn profile allows you to tell your professional story. Now, you can take it a step further with Featured, a new section on your profile where you can showcase posts you’ve authored or re-shared, articles you’ve... .

Weekly Trending Skill: Teamwork and Collaboration

During this continued surge in online learning, we’ve noticed an increase in people investing in core foundational skills that are highly transferable across industries, roles and levels. Our skill of the week, teamwork, is a great example of this. Not only are people spending a lot of time learning how to become better teammates, it’s also one of the top skills listed in active job postings on LinkedIn, with approximately two million job postings from a breadth of industries highlighting this... .

Celebrating Healthcare Heros this International Nurses Day

Today marks International Nurses Day - and it couldn’t come at a more important time as we continue to rely on healthcare workers to keep us healthy as we battle COVID-19. To help celebrate, we’re encouraging our members to share a post to thank nurses around the globe using #NursesWeek. Try mentioning a nurse that has had a direct impact on you. Helping to fill critical healthcare roles As healthcare providers work around the clock on our front lines, we are committed to doing everything we... .

Tapping into the Power of Your Professional Network with Polls

Your professional network can be a great asset when it comes to gleaning insights or getting a second opinion. Whether you’re debating which business tool you should invest in, curious about which LinkedIn Learning course professionals in your field find useful, or deciding which interview question to ask a prospective team member, getting input from your network can give you the confidence to pull the trigger or pursue another direction. That’s why we are introducing a quick, easy and... .

Follow the Changemakers Driving Change in the World of Work

We’re all dealing with a world that is very different than it was even a few weeks ago. Never has our generation experienced such levels of change and global uncertainty, not knowing what the next week will bring. But the one thing we can try to control is how we react and adapt to these changes. COVID-19 has seen organisations and professionals come together to support one another. Social media has played a key role in making this happen, allowing us to both give and get help from our phones... .

America’s Teachers Are Teaching Us All About Leadership Right Now

In a pre-pandemic world, working parents (including me) spent our days at work while our children spent theirs at school -- out of sight, if not out of mind. Now, nearly 75% of professionals are working from home, and more than half of us have children at home participating in distance learning. For the first time, we have a very clear view of what it really takes our teachers to teach our kids.   In a time when a typical school day is nowhere to be found, our teachers have had to adapt... .

Weekly Trending Skill: Giving and Receiving Feedback

Online learning continues to surge globally with 3X the number of learners visiting LinkedIn Learning in April versus February. When we looked into the skills our members were learning, we saw an interesting one rise in popularity: Feedback -- how to give and receive it. Now, it’s no secret that this is an important skill to have in order to be successful in your career. In fact, according to a recent Glint survey, when managers provide performance feedback to employees, those employees report... .

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