LinkedIn Turns 15

15 years ago, we launched LinkedIn in Reid Hoffman’s living room with the tagline “relationships matter.”  I’m proud to say that this mantra still rings true today in both the halls of LinkedIn and on the platform. While the world of work has evolved immensely -- be it the tools and products we use, the ways we communicate, and even the jobs themselves -- our need to connect with one another to be productive in our careers remains at the core of all we do. Let’s take a look back at our past 15...

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Hiring Remains Strong and Stable Through April: LinkedIn Workforce Report May 2018

The U.S. needs 230,000 more people with marketing skills –  Companies, large and small, need marketing to grow. Small businesses may not have resources for a full-time marketing hire, but they still need these skills—which range from social media and digital marketing, to market research and branding. Given how critical marketing skills are across sectors, we were surprised to find that the U.S. has a national shortage of 230,000 people with marketing skills. The San Francisco Bay Area, Boston,...

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One Cosmopolitan Career: LinkedIn Speaker Series with Joanna Coles

It wasn’t long ago that the Queen of England read the inaugural edition of a very unique, limited edition magazine. In fact, the magazine was the only copy of its kind and was penned by a a determined, confident, and limitlessly creative eleven-year-old British girl and her friend who filled the pages with their sketches and ideas. The Queen enjoyed it so much that she wrote the ‘editors’ back, sharing her anticipation of receiving the follow-up edition. Seemingly destined for a successful...

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Refresh Your LinkedIn Profile and Resume

Your LinkedIn profile is often the first impression you make with potential employers, so it’s important that it is always up-to-date and that it represents your professional goals. Once you’ve done this, get a step ahead by updating your resume with Resume Assistant, a new integration with Microsoft Word. Resume Assistant brings LinkedIn insights, such as top skills for your desired role and work experience examples  directly into Microsoft Word so your most current information is front and...

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It’s National Small Business Week: Celebrate Your Story

If there’s anything we know, it’s that there’s nothing small about small business -- according to the Small Business Association, small businesses make up 99.7 percent of U.S. firms and 2 out of every 3 jobs in the US. This week is National Small Business Week and we want to celebrate small business owners and their stories. We asked small business owners on LinkedIn what they are in it for and heard stories highlighting the inspiration behind starting a business, the journey in launching a...

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The U.S. Is Facing a Critical Skills Shortage, Reskilling Can Be Part of the Solution

We are in the midst of a widespread economic shift. Artificial intelligence, widening skills gaps, and the rise of independent workers will dramatically impact the way we work. Although meaningful change may feel like it’s a long ways off, a recent McKinsey report estimates 50% of today’s jobs are susceptible to artificial intelligence capabilities that are already in the market. While these shifts are looming, there are proactive steps professionals can take to build the skills they need to...

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LinkedIn Data Reveals the Factors Behind Stress in the Workplace

Feeling stress at work is normal. In fact, it’s so common in today’s workforce that the month of April is dedicated to bringing awareness to help manage it with National Stress Awareness Month. To help anyone feeling the pressure of workplace stress we also released a free LinkedIn Learning course from the executive director of the American Stress Institute. With so many people affected by stress at work, we also wanted to understand it more deeply -- who is impacted, what influences it the...

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Lessons to Teach Tech: LinkedIn Speaker Series with Emily Chang

With a smartphone in your hand, you have more power at your fingertips than entire generations before you. Few industries have had as visible and global an impact on our everyday lives as compared to “tech.” However, as our most recent Speaker Series guest Emily Chang has come to find, there’s still much progress that needs to be made in order for the industry’s culture to be as progressive as its technology. Her book, BROTOPIA, focuses on the staggering gender inequality in the tech industry....

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LinkedIn Tips to Keep Your Profile Fresh

No matter where you are in your career path, having an up-to-date LinkedIn Profile is a great starting point to setting you up for success, however you may define it. A few minutes is all you need to freshen up your profile to make sure you’re getting the most of out it. Here are a few easy ways  to get started: Stand out from the start When sprucing up your profile, take a moment to make sure you have the basics: Start with a profile photo so people can recognize you -- having a photo can lead...

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Make Your Conversations More Engaging with GIFs in Messaging

For the next generation of professionals, visual communication using GIFs and emojis is second nature and a universal language. To make it easier for you to communicate on LinkedIn, we’ve teamed up with Tenor to integrate GIFs directly into Messaging. Now you can quickly search for GIFs straight within messaging and send on the spot. Seven in 10 Americans use GIFs and other visuals like emojis in their conversations, and this trend has moved to the way people people communicate at work as well....

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