Introducing Ask for a Referral: Making It Easier to Find Your Way In

If you’ve had your eye on a specific role or have always wanted to work for a particular company, referrals are one of the best ways to get your foot in the door. In fact, the #1 way that job seekers have reported first discovering a job, was through someone they knew. Not that surprising as nearly 50% of recruiters say referrals are the leading source of quality hires. And once you've asked for one and applied for the job, you're 4X more likely to hear back from a recruiter at that company....

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All About Success: A Conversation with Issa Rae and Chelsea Handler

Your career, and how you define success, is always evolving. The same holds true for actress Issa Rae and entertainer Chelsea Handler. LinkedIn recently caught up with Issa and Chelsea to have a discussion about their own personal journeys to success -- which are wildly different despite being in the same industry -- and what they’re in it for. In fact, their journeys to success are as varied as your own. But the one thing that is constant (regardless of if you’re a celebrity or not) is that...

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Lights, Camera, Technology: Tech’s Growing Role in the Entertainment Industry

This weekend’s Academy Awards marked a milestone for the changing entertainment landscape: the streaming giant Netflix was awarded its first-ever Oscar for a feature film. And it may feel as if everywhere you look, people are streaming TV, music, movies and more. In fact, young people (ages 18 - 29), in particular, now primarily rely on online streaming services for watching TV, and more than 30 million people in the U.S. alone are paying for streaming music subscriptions. It’s a trend that’s...

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Ten of the Most Irresistible Job Listings in the U.S.

You might not think Tesla, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Ellen Degeneres Show have much in common, but it turns out people were eagerly viewing job openings at these organizations. The roles - which range from project manager roles at Michael Kors and HBO, to an internship at Royal Caribbean Cruises - were some of the most sought-after jobs on LinkedIn in 2017, with tens of thousands of potential applicants looking at these roles. To give you a sense of the types of jobs that got the most...

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LinkedIn, J.Crew, and WeWork Set the Stage for Success

If you were to stop what you're doing – literally, right now – and ask yourself, “How do you define success? What are you in it for?” Would the answer come easily? No matter your response, the good news is there is no right answer. The definition of success is personal and constantly evolving – and so is how people think, feel, and even talk about it. This is why LinkedIn, J.Crew, and WeWork are teaming up to debut a new discussion series, to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and...

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Rock Your Resume With Resume Assistant From LinkedIn + Microsoft

Last year, we announced Resume Assistant, which integrates the power of LinkedIn directly into Microsoft Word to help you craft your most compelling resume yet. Today, Resume Assistant is available to Office 365 subscribers on Windows to help showcase the best version of you and land the job you love. With over 15 million job applications being submitted on LinkedIn every week, finding the right way to represent your unique experience is important. By regularly updating your resume, you’ll...

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What You Need to Know About Interviewing in 2018

The job market is changing and the interview process is changing right along with it. More than ever, companies are on the hunt for employees with stellar soft skills, but they’re struggling to find them. In fact, more than 60% of recruiters indicated that soft skills don’t always come across during the interview process. We spoke to thousands of recruiters and hiring managers around the world to get the download on how they’re screening candidates in this new professional landscape. We all...

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How to Have Productive Career Conversations

Almost 90% of professionals say success isn't just about what you accomplish, it's about what you inspire others to do, according to a recent LinkedIn study.   And if you're looking for an opportunity to help inspire others, look no further than your own backyard. In fact, there are over 100,000 underserved youth in cities like Philadelphia and Atlanta alone -- these are people who want support and guidance when it comes to their careers. Young people who have mentors are 130% more likely to...

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Find the Right Words to Land the Right Job

It's that time of year again. People are thinking about exploring new opportunities and updating their LinkedIn profiles to help land a new job that's right for them. When it comes to perfecting your profile, the words you choose are a vitally important factor in helping you get you noticed by recruiters. So to help, we've taken a look at the top words professionals used to describe themselves in this year's Top 10 Global Buzzwords and dug into why so many people are choosing these words....

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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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