Nearly a Third of U.S. Professionals Are Career Sleepwalking: A Career Pivot Could Be Your Wake Up Call

If you don’t know what your career path holds, don’t worry, you're not alone. In fact, nearly half (47%) of all professionals ages 35 - 44 say they aren’t sure what their career path should look like, even after spending more than a decade in the workforce. Should they stay in the same job or take some time to invest in learning some new skills? They’re caught at a crossroads and may end up “sleepwalking” through their career, feeling like they’re on a treadmill going nowhere. In fact, we found...

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Tuesday Tip: Know Your Commute Before You Even Apply for the Job

Commuting can be a pain, so much so that 85% of professionals told us they would take a pay cut for a shorter commute. What if you see your potential commute before you even applied for a job? With our new Your Commute on LinkedIn Jobs, you can calculate your commute - as well as see an estimated salary range, understand how your skills match up, and ask for a referral - without ever leaving the job listing on LinkedIn. Watch the video for more tips on how to find your perfect job. Have...

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Your Workplace Guide to Summer Vacation

While most professionals say they are in it to spend time with their family and disconnect from work (53%), the majority of people (51%) did not use all of their allotted vacation days last year. Additionally, 70% of professionals admit that even when they do take vacation, they don’t break away. The number one reason? They don’t want to fall behind (56%). So before you pack your bags this summer, check out our guide to help make the most of your vacation or whatever you’re in it for! Perfect...

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Success Doesn’t Just Mean Having a Corner Office

Success – a word that can mean many different things to different people, especially when it comes to work. The challenge we face is that even today people are held back by the restraints of tradition, defining success by stereotypical notions of promotions, seniority and the corner office. The truth is, just like the constantly changing nature of work, our perceptions of professional success need to evolve too. In fact, according to a YouGov survey we did last year, over a quarter of British...

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Introducing How You Match on LinkedIn Jobs

Knowing whether or not you’re a good fit for a role is one of the most challenging parts of the job hunt. Being able to understand exactly how your skills and experience match with what a potential employer is looking for can feel like solving a riddle with no clear answer. Today, we’re announcing a feature to help ease that process - How You Match. Now, when you view a job on LinkedIn, look toward the right-hand side of the page to find How You Match. You’ll find a checklist of how factors,...

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The LinkedIn Guide to Getting Hired in 2018

College graduation is an exciting time, you’re getting ready to embark on the next chapter of your life. But it can be overwhelming and on top of that, there’s more students graduating than ever before. But the good news is that you’re not in this alone. We took a look at where the class of 2016-2017 ended up after graduation and examined the types of roles, companies, industries, and locations where they landed. Read on and get ready to start flexing those interview muscles.    Apply Now!...

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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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