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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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The Fastest-Growing Jobs in the U.S. Based on LinkedIn Data

The New Year is almost here and you might be exploring the idea of a new role that’s completely different from your current one. To help you jump start your search, and give you an idea of what’s on the horizon for the U.S. job market, we’ve identified the fastest-growing jobs and the skills that can help you land them. Machine Learning Engineer topped our list of the U.S.’s top emerging fields with nearly 10 times more members listing it as their profession now than five years ago. Want to...

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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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Find Your Next Job by Quietly Signaling You’re Open to New Opportunities

One year ago, we introduced a feature called Open Candidates, which gives job seekers an easy way to quietly signal to recruiters that they’re open to new opportunities. This is a win-win for recruiters and job-seekers alike, as interested candidates get contacted for relevant opportunities and recruiters can search a pool of job seekers looking for a new challenge. This has been — and will continue to be — a huge part of helping millions of our members connect with opportunity. The response...

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Evolving the Definition of Success in the U.K. and Germany

When I was growing up, pop culture perpetuated the idea that success only came from power, money and possessions. Whether it was Gordon Gekko ruling Wall Street or Jerry Maguire being shown the money, the idea of achieving success revolved around hitting the financial jackpot. Since then, the world has been redefined in every way possible. We watch all our shows when we want to without the need to tune in at a specific time, clouds now store our pictures rather than frames, and apps help us...

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Practical Tips for Finding The Way In: Anna’s Job Search Story

Shortly after starting law school, Anna realized it wasn’t for her. “I just wasn’t very fulfilled,” said Anna. “And I didn’t know what I could do next.” We’ve all been there. Sometimes we feel stuck. But it’s what Anna did to get unstuck that makes her story so inspiring, actionable and insightful for anyone considering a career shift. Specifically, Anna did three things to kickstart her new career as a software engineer: #1 Talk to the people you know. Anna leaned on her personal relationships...

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