About LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 259 million members in over 200 countries and territories. The LinkedIn website launched in 2003 and currently counts executives from all Fortune 500 companies as members.
How LinkedIn Changed My Career Path
07 March 2014, 11:57 AMTalent development is my passion. It’s such a rewarding experience to guide people through their personal development and see them achieve their career goals. That’s why I pursued a master’s degree in Human Resources Management while working as a Store Manager at Starbucks. After earning my degree in July 2012, I looked for a new career where I could use both my background in operations and my education in human resources. For more than a year, I used online job listings to find new career opportunities. Each time I applied was more frustrating than the next – I either never […]
The LinkedIn Data Scientist’s Guide to Choosing an Internship [INFOGRAPHIC]
05 March 2014, 08:00 AMWhen we were in college, most of us heard about legendary summer internship programs at companies like Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn with summer days filled with baseball games, cool swag, and even free sushi at lunch. While all those special treats are a dream to the average college student, how many interns actually end up returning to those companies as full-time employees? As data scientists, the proof is in the pudding and to us that pudding is the data. Overall, 3.5 million LinkedIn members have held internships and of those 600,000 returned to the same companies as full-time employe...
My Secret Career Weapon: LinkedIn
04 March 2014, 11:15 AMI was born to be a digital marketer. Since I was a kid, I used the latest breaking news to tell stories to convince people to support my cause. When the Internet arrived, I became obsessed with using technologies to scale my ability to make an impact. These days, I love being in the sweet spot where marketing meets technology. So it may be no surprise that I found eight of my last career building opportunities on LinkedIn. But if you’d told me when I graduated from college that LinkedIn would be my secret career weapon, I wouldn’t have believed […]
From Softball Diamond to the Desk: Transitioning From Student-Athlete to Working Professional
03 March 2014, 11:21 AMEvery year, I look forward to the beginning of February because it signals the start of the 2014 college softball season. It brings up feelings of nostalgia for the days when I played on the Stanford Softball team. When I think about how much time I used to spend on the field, I am blown away by how different my life is now. While in college, I had an absurd academic and athletic schedule that literally kept me moving from sunrise to well past sunset, including most weekends. Now, in my job at LinkedIn, I have more work-life balance with […]
Build a More Powerful LinkedIn Network with “People You May Know”
28 February 2014, 11:00 AMStrong professional relationships can be the lifeblood of a successful career. But building a healthy, thriving professional network takes time, experience, and even a little know-how. Beginning today, LinkedIn’s all-new People You May Know page is taking some of the mystery out of building that network. The new People You May Know simplifies the experience of growing your network. It does that by bringing all your pending invitations and suggestions to connect together in one place. The sleek new design features beautiful cards with larger photos for an easier to read, streamlined experien...