LinkedIn Perks for Veterans

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Must-read: How Veterans Can Make the Most Out of LinkedIn by LinkedIn’s Head of Veterans Program, Daniel Savage. Find out more at

Job-seeking using LinkedIn

LinkedIn is proud to support those who have served, and this year, they are continuing to help veterans in their job search. As you launch the next stage of your career, LinkedIn is offering eligible U.S. service members and veterans a free 1-year Premium Career subscription, including one year of access to LinkedIn Learning.

Transitioning into civilian life may be challenging – this is where LinkedIn Learning offers a range of courses to suit the needs of active duty service members, transitioning veterans and those veterans already in the private sector.

LinkedIn Learning: Finding Your Purpose After Active Duty

LinkedIn Learning: Translating Your Military Skills to Civilian Workplace

With 2.1 million veteran and military LinkedIn members, our team analyzed their professional experience, skills, education, and behaviors, as well as veteran employer data. This report is not only meant to celebrate the successes of the veteran community, but also to provide insight into the modern veteran professional for organizations that empower this very community.

2016 Veteran Insights Report from LinkedIn for Good

Let LinkedIn do the work for you

More than a quarter of professionals say they have no time to search for new opportunities.

But worry not, with search alerts you can get notifications and updates to a saved search via email or shared with you on LinkedIn. Use advanced search filters to narrow down opportunities by industry, location, experience level and more. Once your filtered search is set, simply create the alert.

Let recruiters know you’re open to new opportunities by simply flipping a switch on your LinkedIn profile. It’s called Open Candidates, and yes, it’s that easy. Open Candidates is accessible from the “Preferences” tab on the LinkedIn Jobs home page.

By flipping the switch, you privately signal to recruiters that you’re interested in new opportunities. Don’t forget to update your career interests. This helps you appear the search results that recruiters are regularly scouring. Additionally, this helps inform the daily job recommendations LinkedIn sends you and surfaces on the jobs homepage.

Discover your earning potential

LinkedIn tapped into its network of more than 530 million members to give you deep salary insights into the compensation landscape. You can also dig deeper into compensation insights about specific companies you’re interested in so when the time comes to talk money, you’re ready.

This tool includes salary, bonus, and equity data for specific job titles, and the different factors that impact pay such as years of experience, industry, company size, location, and education level

Entrepreneur? Create your own job — become a freelancer

  • Nearly 20% of freelancers confirmed they’ll make six figures or more this year with their freelance work, according to LinkedIn
  • More than half of freelancers confirmed that they will never return to more traditional, full-time employment
  • 80% of freelancers do not actually have any concern about their freelance work being replaced by technology, artificial intelligence, or automation in the next 10-20 years.

LinkedIn ProFinder started as an idea that has grown into a vibrant freelance marketplace being used by more than 70,000 freelance professionals across the nation. LinkedIn has seen client demand surge with weekly requests for proposals growing more than fivefold in one year.

Bonus: Check out Resume Assistant, a new integration from Microsoft and LinkedIn to help you craft a compelling resume directly within Microsoft Word.