Tuesday Tip: Make Your Messages on LinkedIn a Smart Reply

Ever need a little inspiration and help to respond to incoming messages in a timely manner? LinkedIn smart replies will suggest personalized, relevant responses to make it easier for you to keep the conversation going, no matter how busy you are. The next time your teammate asks if you’d like to attend an event next week you may see smart reply suggestions, such as “Yes!,” “What time?” or “👍 .” We hope this helps you stay on top of your messages! For a weekly dose of LinkedIn tips, make sure...

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Introducing LinkedIn Career Advice, a New Way to Help You Find and Connect with Professionals for Mentorship

While finding the right job is important, we know it’s only one part of the equation. Mentorship is key for developing and sustaining a satisfying career and improving your professional life, regardless of whether you’re giving or receiving some form of mentorship. More than 80% of professionals on LinkedIn have stated they either want to have a mentor or be one to others, but knowing where to start can be the trickiest part. In fact, of those who want to have or become a mentor, more than half...

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Encountering a Quarter-life Crisis? You’re Not Alone…

By now you’ve likely heard of the quarter-life crisis — a period of insecurity and doubt  that many people in their mid 20s to early 30s go through surrounding their career, relationships, and finances. Chances are good you may experience your own. In fact, 75% of 25-33 year olds have experienced a quarter-life crisis, often related to feeling like they are at a crossroad in their career. We took a look at this phenomenon and talked to thousands of professionals globally on whether they’ve...

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Tuesday Tip: Learn More About Who You’re Emailing with Sales Navigator Lite for Gmail

How often do you get added to an email with people you don’t know, or head into a meeting with lots of new faces? To help you in these situations, try out Sales Navigator Lite for Gmail. It’s an easy way to get more background and context on who you’re working with. And the best part? It’s completely free for any Gmail user, no Sales Navigator subscription needed. Here’s what you can do: See LinkedIn Profile details when you hover over an email address, like where they work, what they do, and...

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Transparency Report about Government Requests for Member Data: First Half of 2017

LinkedIn’s transparency report was updated today to include government requests for member data from the first half of 2017. For the sixth consecutive reporting period, there was an increase in both the number of requests received (207), and in the number of accounts subject to those requests (614), a trend we continue to watch closely. We are committed to maintaining an open and honest dialogue with our members, and the general public, by providing visibility into how and when governments ask...

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Bring in Your Parents Day: Helping Parents Understand What You Do

Ask anyone that works at LinkedIn what they enjoy most about the company. You’ll hear a range of answers, from our company vision to InDays, which gives you a sense of what makes LinkedIn unique. For me, the answer is our annual Bring in Your Parents (BIYP) day. Five years ago we created BIYP as a way for our employees to give their parents a glimpse into their professional lives as research suggested that one in three parents don’t actually know what their child does for a living. That first...

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Always Forward: How You Can Join LinkedIn­­­ in Honoring Veterans

LinkedIn and America’s veterans share a common ethos: instead of resting on our laurels, we’re always looking for the next challenge. As a company, we take a forward-looking approach to supporting the veteran community, continually seeking opportunities to invest in its great potential, and mobilizing our extended member community in support of veterans. Honor Our Future – What’s Next? Last year, LinkedIn challenged America to re-think the way we honor veterans, reorienting our focus from what...

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Creating Your Resume Just Got a Whole Lot Easier with Microsoft and LinkedIn

Figuring out how to put your best foot forward can be challenging when you’re looking for a new opportunity. Your LinkedIn profile should be the first place you go to update your career journey and to reflect your professional experience and interests. Your profile not only helps to establish connections, it ensures that recruiters can find you for new opportunities, and your network can provide the connection to the ones you’re interested in. We also know that a resume is an important part of...

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Tuesday Tip: Timing is Everything, See When Your Connections are Active

New LinkedIn data shows that more than one-third of members have surfaced new opportunities through casual conversations via messaging on LinkedIn. And we know timing is everything when striking up a conversation, so we’re making it easier for you to know when your connections are available and active on LinkedIn. Whether you’re messaging a friend, scrolling through your feed, or checking your notifications, simply look for the green status dot to see if your connection is online. And if you...

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Hiring Continues to Climb: LinkedIn Workforce Report November 2017

The LinkedIn Workforce Report is our monthly report on hiring, skills, and migration trends in the U.S. The latest report shows that hiring continues strong through October. Hiring across the U.S. was 24.1% higher this October versus October 2016. At tech companies and NGOs, politics-related skills are in high demand. Outside of state capitals, where state governments dominate the hiring scene, tech companies and NGOs are top employers hiring people with “politics” skills—which range from...

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