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Taking a Chunk Out of the Cost of College: Introducing LinkedIn’s College Scholarship
20 October 2014, 04:01 PMWe hear from students and recent graduates on a daily basis who are struggling in their decision about where to go to school and what to study. Over the course of the last three years, LinkedIn has been working hard to bring students new tools to help them through this decision making process. But an even bigger pain point seems to be figuring out just how they are going to pay for it all. To help with this problem, we are proud to introduce LinkedIn’s very first scholarship. We are giving away $100,000 in scholarships, with five grand prizes of […]
Your Skills Are Your Competitive Edge on LinkedIn [INFOGRAPHIC]
16 October 2014, 08:00 AMMembers who list skills on their LinkedIn profiles receive an average of 13 times more profile views than those who don’t. That fact alone underscores the importance of making your profile shine with a comprehensive list of professional skills and expertise. There are more than 45,000 standardized skills to choose from to spruce up your profile (we recently added a thousand new ones). To help you think about what skills to add, we wanted to provide an inside look at the trends we’ve seein over the past year. More specifically, which skills and industries have been climbing the ranks, and […]
Big Thinkers. Big Data. Big Opportunity: Announcing The LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge
14 October 2014, 11:00 AMLinkedIn’s vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. Facilitating economic empowerment is a big task that will require bold thinking by smart, passionate individuals and groups. Today, we’re kicking off an initiative that aims to encourage this type of big thinking: the LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge. The LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge is an idea that emerged from the development of the Economic Graph, a digital mapping of the global economy, comprised of a profile for every professional, company, job opportunity, the skills required to obtain ...
If You Could Fix One Thing, What Would It Be?
14 October 2014, 08:42 AMAll day long we tolerate stuff we know is dumb because “that’s just the way it is.” We don’t have the time to come up with solutions, or don’t own the problem. But what if we could ask the world’s brightest minds in business how they would fix the broken things we all know should — and can — be? That’s just what we’ve done for this LinkedIn series, “Let’s Fix It.” We asked more than 60 Influencers to identify a vexing problem — big or small — and propose a workable solution. Their scope ranged from global initiatives like […]
What It Takes for a Young Professional to Get Hired Today
10 October 2014, 01:00 PMGrowing up, I remember working hard for good grades but stressing over what I really needed to do to get a job one day. I worked a number of odd jobs to gain valuable skills, and while that experience was important, it wasn’t everything. Developing soft skills was just as important to grow my career. But which soft skills are employers looking for in young professionals today? This question continues to cause young professionals a great deal of angst. As a researcher at LinkedIn, I wanted to find the answer in order to help young people get hired. So, my […]