Creating Your Resume Just Got a Whole Lot Easier with Microsoft and LinkedIn

Figuring out how to put your best foot forward can be challenging when you’re looking for a new opportunity. Your LinkedIn profile should be the first place you go to update your career journey and to reflect your professional experience and interests. Your profile not only helps to establish connections, it ensures that recruiters can find you for new opportunities, and your network can provide the connection to the ones you’re interested in. We also know that a resume is an important part of...

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Huawei and LinkedIn: A new way to power your professional relationships

We’re excited to share a new partnership with Huawei, which announced its new Mate10 flagship smartphone in Munich, Germany today. As part of our collaboration with Huawei, you will now be able to access the power of your LinkedIn network directly from your Huawei smartphone. It’s an OS level integration available to all users of the new EMUI 8, which means that you can now connect your LinkedIn account to see the latest profile information about your professional contacts directly integrated...

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Bringing LinkedIn to Detroit

There are so many things I love about my job, but perhaps one of the best is being able to share news that gets our employees buzzing with pride and excitement. Last week I got to do just that at our company all hands with the announcement that for the first time in ten years, LinkedIn is opening a new U.S. office in Detroit, Michigan. Why Detroit? After evaluating more than 10 U.S. cities, we chose Detroit because we believe the Motor City presents a unique opportunity for LinkedIn to hire top...

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Introducing Trending Storylines: Discover trending news and views on LinkedIn

As professionals, two of our most valuable assets are time and knowledge. When we go to our news feeds every morning, we want to connect to the stories that matter most to us professionally. We not only want to know what’s being discussed quickly, but also want to get smarter by discovering diverse perspectives and joining the conversation. Today we’re excited to announce the launch of Trending Storylines. Storylines are daily curated interest-based feeds about the most important developing...

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LinkedIn and Microsoft: Next Play

Today, I'm pleased to share that we’ve officially closed Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn. This is a major milestone for the company, one that we believe will accelerate how we connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. For our members, the LinkedIn that you use to advance your career, find jobs, build your network and stay informed is only going to get better. We’re going to focus on how we leverage Microsoft's impressive scale and innovation to create...

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LinkedIn Included in Human Rights Campaign’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index

LinkedIn is thrilled to have received a 100% ranking and the designation of a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) released this morning. The CEI evaluates a company’s LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. Diversity and inclusion are key...

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Microsoft and LinkedIn: Together Changing the Way the World Works

Today we are excited to share that LinkedIn has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Microsoft. We are joining forces with Microsoft to realize a common mission to empower people and organizations. LinkedIn’s vision – to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce – is not changing and our members still come first.

Our companies are the world’s leading professional cloud and network. This deal will allow us to keep growing, investing in and innovating on LinkedIn to drive value for our members and our customers. Our members will continue to develop their skills, find a job and be great at that job, using our platform. We will continue to help our customers hire top talent, market their brand, and sell to their customers.

The LinkedIn you know and value is only getting better. LinkedIn will retain its distinct brand, culture and independence. We’ve been changing the way the world’s professionals have connected to opportunity for 13 years, and this is an opportunity for us to truly change the way the world works on a massive scale.

I’m incredibly energized by what this means for our members and employees, and for my personal perspective on this news, I encourage you to read my Influencer post. You can find more details on the agreement on the Microsoft News Center and the LinkedIn Newsroom.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

In connection with the transaction described above, LinkedIn Corporation (the “Company”) will file relevant materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including a proxy statement on Schedule 14A. Promptly after filing its definitive proxy statement with the SEC, the Company will mail the definitive proxy statement and a proxy card to each stockholder entitled to vote at the special meeting relating to the transaction. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF THE COMPANY ARE URGED TO READ THESE MATERIALS (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE TRANSACTION THAT THE COMPANY WILL FILE WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANY AND THE TRANSACTION. The definitive proxy statement, the preliminary proxy statement and other relevant materials in connection with the transaction (when they become available), and any other documents filed by the Company with the SEC, may be obtained free of charge at the SEC’s website (http://www.sec.gov) or at LinkedIn’s website (http://investors.linkedin.com) or by writing to LinkedIn Corporation, Investor Relations, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043.

The Company and its directors and executive officers are participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Company’s stockholders with respect to the transaction. Information about the Company’s directors and executive officers and their ownership of the Company’s common stock is set forth in the Company’s proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the SEC on April 22, 2016. To the extent that holdings of the Company’s securities have changed since the amounts printed in the Company’s proxy statement, such changes have been or will be reflected on Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC. Information regarding the identity of the participants, and their direct or indirect interests in the transaction, by security holdings or otherwise, will be set forth in the proxy statement and other materials to be filed with SEC in connection with the transaction.