The Most Popular Jobs and Companies for College Graduates

As we approach the halfway point of the school year, many students are starting to think about graduation. But, like all soon-to-be grads it’s often a struggle to figure out the best way to begin your job search. To help you prepare to enter the workforce, we’ve compiled our second annual list of the most popular companies and jobs for grads. This year, Amazon has taken the top spot on the list of most popular companies, having hired twice as many 2017 graduates as any other company on this...

.

LinkedIn Data Reveals the Most Promising Jobs and In-Demand Skills of 2018

As we enter 2018 it’s become clear that the jobs landscape in the United States is changing. How people are thinking about their careers and how they define success is changing. The rise of technology across every industry has created a flurry of new jobs and associated skills (and these aren’t necessarily all tech roles). While we all may take a different approach to reach our own definition of success, we’ve compiled a list of the most promising jobs and in-demand skills, plus a few stand-out...

.

Tuesday Tip: Stand Out by Flexing Your Skills on Your LinkedIn Profile

For as many different jobs and definitions of success that exist, there are just as many skills that it takes to get there. Listing five or more skills on your LinkedIn Profile can lead to up to 17 times more views. This means the next time someone is searching for your particular skill set in graphic design or event planning, for example, you have a better shot of showing up in their results. Showcasing your skills can be the start of new conversations and opportunities. Keeping your network...

.

What Success Means to You: The Corner Office Is out and the Side Hustle Is In

Professionals spend an average of 90,000 hours working over the course of a lifetime.[1] That’s half of the waking hours in your working adult life.[2] So with over half a billion professionals on LinkedIn, we have taken a closer look at what success means to you. What are you in it for? Why do you get up and go to work every day? Today we are unveiling the results of a new study about how professionals think about success: how they feel about it, define it, talk about it, and pursue it. You...

.

Whatever Inspires and Drives You, We’re In It Together

Why do you commute several hours every day, take that extra class in the evening, pick up a side hustle, and go out of the way to help an old colleague? Something drives you.  Every one of us has our own motivations, our own inspiration and our own distinct notion of what constitutes success. In other words, we’re all in it for very different reasons. And we’re all at different points on our journey. Some of us feel on the right track, for others, success feels very far away. A few months ago,...

.

Hiring Still Strong: LinkedIn Workforce Report January 2018

Hiring still strong, up 24.2% YoY in December. The industries with the biggest YoY hiring increases in December were financial services and insurance (up 23.1%); aerospace, automotive, and transportation (up 22.2%), and architecture and engineering (up 21.1%).

.

Tuesday Tip: Reconnecting in the New Year

We all have a running list of people we’ve been meaning to follow up with or have been hoping to reach out to. The New Year is a great time to rekindle some of those conversations. Whether you’re looking to just catch up, discuss new opportunities, or share professional learnings, here are some tips to help you get started: Join conversations right from your feed: A simple way to reconnect is by commenting on updates from people in your network. See an interesting conversation? Add a comment...

.

Inspiring Inclusion in Innovation: LinkedIn Speaker Series with Haben Girma

If you could help to positively change the lives of nearly 20% of the people that lived on earth, wouldn’t you? While this sounds like a tall order, it’s an attainable one —so long as we choose to value and prioritize inclusion. This is exactly the vision that Haben Girma, Harvard Law’s first deafblind graduate, shared with LinkedIn at our most recent Speaker Series. From finishing college to being featured on  Forbes 30 Under 30 list, Haben embodies the positive change she wants to see in this...

.

LinkedIn Data Reveals the Jobs and Industries Earning the Biggest Bonuses

Earlier this year, we published our first LinkedIn Salary Report, which included a slew of insights from LinkedIn Salary about how professionals are paid in the United States, and we’ve got some bonus data for you. Money isn’t everything, but as many of you may be looking for a new job in the New Year, this is good information to have in your back pocket. Finance and Healthcare Pros Are Taking Home the Cash (Bonuses) When looking at the job titles taking home the highest bonuses, one thing is...

.

Tuesday Tip: Stay on Top of Trending News With the LinkedIn Widget

Keeping tabs on industry news and trending stories can be done while waiting in line for lunch or during your commute thanks to the LinkedIn widget on your smartphone. The first step is to make sure you have the LinkedIn mobile app on your phone. On iOS: Swipe right to the Home screen and tap on “Edit” to add a new widget Search for LinkedIn Now and you’re all set! You’ll now see the latest headlines to read more and stay ahead on trending news. The first step is to make sure you have the...

.