Microsoft's purchase of LinkedIn just over a year ago seemed like a weird deal to me but perhaps we're starting to see some of the fruit. The Microsoft Word Resume Assistant is rolling out to Office 365 consumer and commercial subscribers on Windows and will use insights from LinkedIn to create your new resume. Microsoft says about 80% of resumes are crafted in Word. By leveraging the information in your LinkedIn profile, it's easier to keep things up to date as you search for a new job.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Australians will be amongst the first in the world to be be able to pass or accept - the LinkedIn version of swiping left or right - on choosing a mentor using a new LinkedIn service. According to reports, LinkedIn has selected a small group of potential mentors from whom people can choose a potential mentor.
Since Microsoft acquired LinkedIn, I've been dreading the day notifications to add someone I've never met to my professional network pop up in my screen. Turns out that day is here, with LinkedIn announcing its Windows 10 app that comes complete with notifications about whatever professional bullshit you don't care about. Luckily, you can change what apps demand your attention in the Windows 10 Action Center.
As you're doubtlessly aware, anything you publicly share online can end up in the hands of a prospective boss when you apply for a new job. Indeed, the number of employers actively searching social media accounts has increased by 500 per cent in the last decade.
You might think your social media accounts are private and/or faux-pas free - but it definitely pay to double check. As this infographic from Rawhide explains, there are many ways your social media "brand" can affect your chances at landing a new job - for better or for worse.
Professional social networking website LinkedIn is now an invaluable business tool for hiring managers and recruiters to find new talent as well as for workers to promote themselves to prospective employers. Microsoft certainly sees a lot of potential in LinkedIn and has forked out $US26.2 billion to buy it. Sure, you may have a profile on the networking site that is fleshed out with words about your qualifications, but have you spent much time thinking about the pictures you put up on the page? Here's why images on your LinkedIn profile deserve more care.
We've talked extensively about what IT skills employers are looking for in 2016. But just because you have a particular skillset that’s in demand this year doesn’t mean you’ll definitely get the job you want. Here are some tips to help IT job seekers in their quest for a new employer.
People tend to have difficultly putting together a description of themselves in a professional context and end up using buzzwords that are so cliché that they're probably rolling their eyes as they are writing it. Professional networking site LinkedIn has released a list of the top 10 most commonly used words that people use to describe themselves on their profiles.
You've got six seconds to impress a recruiter on LinkedIn, and once you reel them in, you want to make sure your profile is solid. This giant visual guide tells you the basics of what you need to know to make your profile stand out.
Knowing what skills were on employers' radar last year will give you a good idea on which jobs will be hot in 2016. LinkedIn analysed the hiring and recruiting activities that occurred on its professional networking site in 2015 and compiled a list of the 25 most sought after skills last year. This was then broken down by country.
There are over 400 million profiles on professional networking site LinkedIn and that number grows on a daily basis. This means making your profile stand out from the crowd can be challenging. But according to a LinkedIn spokesperson, bolstering the word count in your profile's "Summary" section is one trick you can use to get yourself noticed by potential employers.
LinkedIn has become a staple networking tool for professionals around the world, but the website and mobile app were terrible. LinkedIn recognised this and moved to overhaul its website's messaging service earlier this year and has now released a completely new version of its mobile app with a swathe of welcome changes.