Mythbusting the Feed: How We Work to Address Bias

Whether we’re building AI models or new features, we’re continuously iterating on our processes to ensure we’re uncovering and addressing any instances of bias in our products and enabling fairness on the platform. This is part of our always-ongoing work to find and address bias.  This work is especially important on our LinkedIn Feed and is the focus of the third and final part of our “Mythbusting the Feed'' blog series. If you missed … [Read more...]

New LinkedIn profile features help verify identity, detect and remove fake accounts, boost authenticity

I have the pleasure of hearing from you and members across LinkedIn how much value you get from our professional community we’re building. Equally important, is that in order for you to find that next job, learn new skills, or connect with others, you want to feel confident that the people you come across are authentic.  In June, companies globally reported a rise in fraudulent activity across the internet, and I shared in this post … [Read more...]

Mythbusting the Feed: How the Algorithm Works

In this second part of our “Mythbusting the Feed” blog series we’ll answer the question “What shows up in my Feed, and why?”, show you how to tailor your Feed so that you don’t miss the conversations that matter to you, and address common myths and misconceptions around how the Feed works.  If you missed it, make sure to check out our first post, on what types of conversations are welcomed on LinkedIn and what it means to be professional … [Read more...]

Understanding when and why to follow people on LinkedIn

As the global job market continues to shift, having access to unique perspectives and insights from incredibly skilled professionals is more valuable than ever before. From cybersecurity insiders, to agriculture experts, to thought leaders on diversity and leadership, and beyond, the world’s experts are talking on LinkedIn. If you’re looking to gain even more professional insights, updates, and advice from the knowledgeable people you don’t know … [Read more...]

Working together to keep LinkedIn safe

Teams at LinkedIn - like the one I help lead for trust, privacy, and equity - are tasked with the hard work needed every day to ensure that you can safely and securely connect to opportunity. Over the last few months, we’ve seen a rise in fraudulent activity happening across the Internet, including here on LinkedIn, and heard questions on how we are working to prevent it.  First, our policies are clear on prohibiting fake profiles or … [Read more...]

Three tips to excel at salary negotiations

It’s official: You’ve secured a promising post-graduation job offer! Now comes the tricky part: Salary negotiations.  For decades, employees were indirectly—and sometimes expressly—told to refrain from “money talk” in the workplace and amongst peers. All of this created an environment that made salary negotiations a sticky situation. But that’s changing. There’s now a greater acceptance of discussing salary with colleagues and friends in … [Read more...]

Wherever you are in your career, there is always a space for you on LinkedIn

“The world begins at a kitchen table. No matter what, we must eat to live. The gifts of earth are brought and prepared, set on the table. So it has been since creation, and it will go on.” These are the opening lines of the poem "Perhaps the World Ends Here" from The Woman Who Fell From the Sky by Joy Harjo.  For many of us, the last two years of uncertainty have been a period of great reflection and the catalyst to truly … [Read more...]

Transparency Report: Second Half of 2021

Today we published our Transparency Report for the second half of 2021.  The report covers government requests we received and action we took to remove content that violates our Professional Community Policies. Once again, we saw record engagement on LinkedIn during this reporting period. While the majority of that content was constructive, we saw an increase in the amount of misinformation, fake accounts, and other abusive content and … [Read more...]

Mythbusting the Feed: Helping our members better understand LinkedIn

Everyday, we see more and more people turn to their LinkedIn feed to participate in enriching conversations around the world of work, listen to diverse perspectives, and to be informed about what's happening across the world. Our teams are constantly working to help elevate relevant and productive conversations that add value to the member experience, foster a sense of belonging and community, and empower members to connect with confidence and … [Read more...]

Tips to turbocharge your career search

From recent graduates to job seekers looking to reenter the workforce after a career break, now is an ideal time to dive in. In today’s Great Reshuffle, there’s no shortage of opportunities in the job market. A National Association of Colleges and Employers survey found that employers plan to hire almost 30% more new grads this year than in 2021. Additionally, many of these positions are remote or hybrid, making the open roles within reach … [Read more...]

Small Steps Towards a Brighter Future

For most of us, the last 12 months have been the most challenging we’ve experienced in our professional lives. In the UK, the unemployment rate has increased to 4.9{450cc9bd7bb3bcb4f2580ff3a7ee420265f1d58fbd5a394717208c6769a539f0}** and we know that many of our members have faced redundancy. But, with spring in the air, and the end of a third round of lockdown restrictions bringing more freedom, there is a sense of looking ahead to better times. … [Read more...]

Discover and Explore More With Our New Intuitive, Streamlined Search Experience

Search is a critical component to help our members be more productive and successful. Our new search experience makes it easier than ever for you to find what you need, connect with your community and discover opportunities on LinkedIn. Here’s how you can get the most out of our new search experience. Discover all you need in one search Our improved search experience helps you discover people, jobs, posts, companies, schools, groups and events … [Read more...]

A Better Way to Address Career Gaps

More than 2.5 million women left the workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic, many voluntarily, due to a sudden lack of childcare or to manage virtual learning for their children. Additionally, a disproportionate amount of women’s jobs were affected by the pandemic, and our global labor market data finds that women’s hiring is more vulnerable, and prone to economic shocks, and business disruption than men’s. We’ve heard from our members, … [Read more...]

Bring Your Professional Story to Life on LinkedIn

The most interesting part of every professional journey is the story behind it. No two professionals are the same: your career paths, skills, dreams, and aspirations are unique. Sharing your professional journey in an authentic and engaging way is the starting point for connecting with the communities that matter most to you. That’s why we're excited to announce that we have re-imagined how you can bring your professional story to life on … [Read more...]