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  • Why LinkedIn Premium is worth the money

    LinkedIn Premium doesn’t come cheap. But subscribers say the service is well worth the money, and new features and improved access to data, analytics and training could win over even the most skeptical LinkedIn user.

    Written by Sharon Florentine, Matt Kapko28 July 17 08:43
  • LinkedIn releases major website redesign

    LinkedIn is pushing what it calls its most important desktop redesign in 15 years to more than 467 million users during the coming weeks. You can now expect a mobile-like experience at the social network.

    Written by Matt Kapko20 Jan. 17 08:55
  • Microsoft and LinkedIn aim for ‘logical’ integrations

    Microsoft and LinkedIn are now officially one company with a common vision for the future of work and social collaboration. Analysts say early integration plans reveal priorities across both platforms.

    Written by Matt Kapko10 Dec. 16 01:35
  • Case study: How LinkedIn uses containers to run its professional network

    LinkedIn has grown over the past 13 years from a single Java app with a web server into a $26.2 billion acquisition target by Microsoft. In that time, LinkedIn’s infrastructure and engineering had to grow with the company. Here’s how they did it, and why they rely so heavily on application containers today.

    Written by Brandon Butler14 Sept. 16 19:09
  • What's next for LinkedIn?

    Following Microsoft's blockbuster $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, many questions remain regarding the professional social network's future.

    Written by Matt Kapko04 Aug. 16 22:00
  • CIOs question value of Microsoft’s LinkedIn buy

    More than a month after the news of the massive acquisition broke, some CIOs are still wondering exactly what Microsoft is getting in the $26.2 billion deal.

    Written by Clint Boulton22 July 16 03:43
  • Microsoft bought LinkedIn for your relationship data

    Combining LinkedIn’s business identity and relationship graph with Microsoft’s commercial cloud and business analysis tools makes a lot of (dollars and) sense.

    Written by By IDG News Service staff15 June 16 20:19
  • Microsoft's big bet on LinkedIn not just about data

    The initial shock of Microsoft's massive $26.2 billion bet on LinkedIn has mostly worn off, but it's still unclear just what Microsoft will do with LinkedIn, how the social network's loyal users will react to related change, and how Microsoft will integrate LinkedIn data with its products.

    Written by Matt Kapko16 June 16 03:27
  • 4 LinkedIn messaging tips for career builders

    Whether you're an IT pro seeking a new opportunity, an up-and-comer on the lookout for a mentor or a veteran who wants to build out a network of colleagues, these four messaging etiquette tips detail the right (and wrong) way to communicate on LinkedIn.

    Written by By IDG News Service staff27 May 16 21:54
  • LinkedIn takes to TV with 'moon shot' ad

    A flashy new TV advertisement from LinkedIn aims to remind its professional users that they 'closer than they think' to landing their dream job … even if those dreams include space exploration. However, critics have mixed reactions to the ad.

    Written by Matt Kapko02 March 16 01:51
  • How to boost your LinkedIn profile ranking

    Hiring experts share customised keywords that will bump you to the top of LinkedIn searches for CIOs, CTOs, CDOs and vice presidents of IT.

    Written by Kristin Burnham01 Dec. 15 14:44
  • Why you shouldn't accept every LinkedIn connection invite

    Next time you receive an invitation to connect on LinkedIn from someone unfamiliar, think twice before you accept. This is not only sound advice, it's part of LinkedIn's official rules. Section 8.2 of the site's user agreement specifies that members agree not to "invite people you do not know to join your network." While Facebook and Twitter are great for broadcasting random thoughts and bragging about your private life to complete strangers, LinkedIn is designed to be personal and relevant to your professional life.

    Written by Matt Kapko10 Aug. 15 23:42
  • 7 social media mistakes job seekers must avoid

    Social media can be a fun part of your day. You get to interact with friends, family and strangers -- and maybe if you're lucky, get a retweet from your favorite celebrity. But as much as you may like to put yourself out there, it can be easy to forget that your public social media accounts are just that: public.

    Written by Sarah K. White24 July 15 00:15
  • How Twitter can help you recruit tech talent

    Twitter conjures up images of funny celebrity tweets and corporate PR gaffes rather than job searching and recruiting. However, there is an emerging pool of job candidates on Twitter. In fact, 45 percent of job seekers report that they use Twitter, compared to 40 percent who use LinkedIn, according to 2014 research from JobVite. The same research also points to an increased interest in Twitter for recruitment, with 73 percent of companies reporting a focus on increasing social network recruitment.

    Written by Sarah K. White25 June 15 23:51
  • Find your next job with the Tinder-like Switch app

    It seems every new app is quickly hailed as the Uber, Spotify, or Netflix of some other industry. But with Switch, it really is the Tinder of job searching -- right down to swiping left and right to indicate your mutual interest. However, instead of swiping on potential suitors, you'll swipe left or right on potential jobs. And employers will do the same to you.

    Written by Sarah K. White11 June 15 01:18
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