LinkedIn shares new data on the most in-demand skills, new notifications of opportunities in your network
LinkedIn seeks to help its members maximize their employment opportunities, but highlighting the most in-demand skills right nowas featured in LinkedIn Jobs, while it’s also launching a new jobs preview within your network to help you connect to opportunities among the people and companies you know.
First, on in-demand skills – as part of its broader effort to embed more professional education and connect members to opportunities, LinkedIn has shared new research on the growing skills noted in job postings. LinkedIn.
As explained by LinkedIn:
“We compared the top skills professionals had in 2015 with those for the same jobs today and identified the skills that rose to the top – the top skills in demand today.
LinkedIn narrowed that number down to the 20 most in-demand skills, which featured in more than three-quarters of jobs posted globally in the app over the past three months.
These skills – and their associated LinkedIn Learning courses – are:
As you can see, various digital marketing skills and related skills are on the list, which means you should subscribe to Social Media Today to make sure you stay up to date with the latest shifts and changes in the industry.
Self-promotion aside, there are a few interesting trends worth noting here, which can help you maximize your career opportunities, by focusing on the most in-demand skills and abilities and developing your skills.
In addition to this new overview, LinkedIn also hosts a series of virtual events where members can engage with LinkedIn Learning instructors and learn about evolving skills for jobs, as well as tips on how they can build on these trends.
Virtual events will take place from September 12 to 16 – you can find out more here.
Finally, LinkedIn is also adding a new “Who’s Hiring in Your Network” overview, which will help users stay through potential career opportunities among those they know.
“Keeping in touch with your network is crucial, and many are increasingly turning to their online communities for help. More than a third of LinkedIn members looking for a job in the United States said they had reached out to someone in their network to discuss their career plans. But it can be difficult to know who is hiring or where to start.
The new “Who is hiring in your network” element solves this problem, with a dedicated space in the “Jobs” tab that will showcase opportunities among your peers.
“You’ll also be notified of relevant jobs when people in your first- or second-degree network are hiring, and you can also see members of the hiring team in job descriptions, allowing you to reach out directly and apply soon.”
This could be a great way to stay on top of new openings and opportunities, and help you maximize the value of your LinkedIn network.