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How to instantly improve your LinkedIn profile headline

There is a proven LinkedIn profile headline formula that isn’t about catchy taglines (“The pro you’ve been looking for”) or meaningless buzzwords (“Innovator, Influencer, Omnipotent”) — but ACTUALLY increases the number of searches you appear in and leads to more profile clicks.

Job search

LinkedIn Jobs will help you track your potential commute times

When it comes to work, we all know that getting there is half the battle — which is why a new feature could come in handy. LinkedIn announced that its new "Your Commute" capability will let users see how long it'll take to travel to a position as they scour LinkedIn Jobs on their mobile device.

Social Media

Survey: Number of teens using Facebook plummets since 2015

Your teenager might ditch Facebook soon, if they haven't already — recent research from the Pew Research Center found that 51% of Americans age 13 to 17 report using the platform, down from 71% in 2014-2015, when it was the most popular social media platform surveyed.

Social Media

Why social media could be your secret weapon to scoring that next job

It’s not common to think that social media and job searching go perfectly hand in hand. In fact, many people keep their accounts private “just in case.” While we agree that you shouldn’t be posting your fourth time doing a shot-ski to Instagram for the world to see, if you’re smart about how you use social media, it could help you score your next job.

8 signs you’re using LinkedIn totally wrong

You surely know by now that LinkedIn is one of the best networking, job search, research, and general professional growth tools out there. But how do you know if you’re using it right? Or maybe the most impactful, even if dramatic, way to think about it: How do you know if you’re using it wrong? Here are 8 signs that you’re using the platform incorrectly.

Job Search

What your LinkedIn profile says about you and how to improve it

Given that LinkedIn is playing a bigger and bigger role in the job search these days, here’s what you should know about what your LinkedIn says about you:

Job search

How to “clean up” your social media presence before a job search

Let’s take a look at what you can do to prep your social media profiles for a job search, which might entail a background check or a critical look at your online reputation.

News

These are the cities gaining and losing the most workers right now

Where have all the workers gone? According to the monthly LinkedIn Workforce Report for April which looks at hiring, skills gaps, and migration trends across the country, and insights into localized employment trends in 20 of the largest U.S. metro areas, workers are flocking to certain cities. The data was looked at through a state tax burden filter, but the report found that job opportunities and affordable housing were the main reasons people were migrating to certain cities. Let's take a look at the cities everyone is flocking to and the ones people are fleeing fast.

Advice

If you use one of these photos on LinkedIn, employers won’t take you seriously

There are a whole lot of ways your profile photo on LinkedIn can go wrong. Here's what not to do when it comes to selecting your image.

Age Discrimination

Report: Major companies excluding older workers from job ads on Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn

If you're above a certain age, you may not be seeing job ads from dozens of the nation's top employers — including Amazon, Verizon, UPS, and Facebook.

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5 ways you’re setting yourself up to fail on LinkedIn

Your LinkedIn profile might be one of the first things a recruiter sees about you, so don't make these mistakes.

News

An Apple alum wants to help white-collar workers find hidden jobs

ExecThread is a members-only job board site for executives. Once you get approved, it lets other on its platform anonymously share job leads.

News

Facebook wants to help you find your next job

Facebook is muscling into the online job-search marketplace. Now if only you could keep their bosses from seeing your embarrassing photos, too.

Advice

5 words upper-level Fortune 500 employees use to stand out on LinkedIn

A study of 750 LinkedIn profiles of workers at Fortune 500 businesses, showing the top words included include "leader,"  "strategic," and "innovative."

Advice

What to do when you don’t want to give a LinkedIn recommendation

Here’s how to know when it's the right move to decline giving someone a LinkedIn recommendation — and how to excuse yourself without causing offense.

News

STUDY: Men puff up their successes on LinkedIn, while women undersell themselves

Surprise, surprise.

News

New analysis: Americans are the smiliest people on LinkedIn

Nothing beats a broad, friendly smile in the professional worlds of America.

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A man’s naked picture on LinkedIn is at the center of a lawsuit

This is bad.

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New case shows you have to check your LinkedIn contacts after leaving a job

Your professional network on LinkedIn is not always your own.

News

Laszlo Bock, Google’s work guru, starts new company that may be a ‘LinkedIn killer’

Is this the 'LinkedIn killer' of myth and lore?