New Features to Get More From Posting: Video Captions, Share Articles Quotes, and See Translations

Sharing ideas, asking for advice, or showing what you do for work are just a few ways our members start conversations on LinkedIn every day. Having these types of conversations with your professional community is one of the best ways to give and get help, make new connections, and strengthen existing ones. We want to make this as easy as possible to help you reach other professionals who have similar interests. Here’s a look at some of the latest features and improvements: Add video captions to...

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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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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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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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Tuesday Tip: How to Take a Great LinkedIn Profile Photo Without a Professional Photographer

A common misconception is that people feel they need a glossy photo for their LinkedIn Profile. But the truth is that it doesn’t have to be fancy!  All you need is a photo that represents who you are and what makes sense for the job you want. Plus, we’ve made it easy to add and edit photos right from our mobile app: Tap on your profile photo and either select an existing photo or take a new one Once you have your photo, tap on the pencil icon to use our profile photo filters and editing tools....

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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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Quick, Easy Tips for Staying In Touch With Your Network

Let's face it, sometimes the idea of networking can feel intimidating, awkward or even inauthentic. The good news is that it doesn't have to be hard work or something you dread. We've got some tips for using LinkedIn to keep in touch with your network in just minutes: Deciding who to network with Networking isn't always about meeting new people. Reconnecting  with your existing connections and taking the time to nurture those relationships ongoing is a great way to build a community of people...

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Tuesday Tip: Never Miss a Beat with the LinkedIn Chrome Extension

If you love quick productivity hacks, be sure to check out the new LinkedIn Chrome extension so you never miss the latest updates from the people and topics you care about. Whenever you have new activity on LinkedIn, like a new message, comments on a video you posted, or a Daily Rundown update with trending news, the Chrome extension will show you a notification alert. Visit the Google Play store from your Chrome browser window to add the extension - it’ll then be added to the top right corner...

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Tuesday Tip: Giving and Getting Career Advice on LinkedIn

More than 80% of LinkedIn members want to have a mentor or be one to others, but it can be tricky to find the right person or know where to begin. Sometimes you just want a sounding board or a little advice on pivoting to a new industry, tackling a project, or asking for a raise. In these moments, our Career Advice feature can help connect you to people who can help. You can find the Career Advice hub in the section labelled “Your Dashboard” on your profile - simply add in what advice you’re...

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Tips for Searching Like a Pro on LinkedIn

Millions of professionals use LinkedIn Search every week to find potential job candidates, content on topics relevant to their industry, people who may be able to help connect them to opportunity, and much more. To help you more easily find the information you need to be more productive and connect you to relevant opportunities, here are some tips and the latest updates on LinkedIn Search: Same filters, new location To streamline your search experience, we’ve moved search filters to the top of...

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