Articles by DJ Patil
We’re excited to launch our latest beta product: LinkedIn’s Career Explorer. Students now have the ability to explore different career paths based on their school, level of education, and desired industry. In addition to visualizing various career paths, they’ll also be able to find relevant job opportunities, top companies, estimated salary ranges as well as the people in their network who can get them there.
Starting today, we’ll be rolling out this feature to students at 60 universities across the United States as a beta program and in the coming months we’ll expand access to the broader LinkedIn population.
As Data Scientists we are regularly asked about interesting trends taking place on LinkedIn. One of the biggest trends in the professional space last year was the economic collapse. Reports from numerous sources all tell a similar story — the economic downturn has affected thousands of companies with millions of workers laid off.
At LinkedIn we have a unique view into the ebbs and flows of labor markets and one trend we noticed was there were beneficiaries of these large-scale upheavals. In particular, we saw substantial spikes in user activity for the following 5 companies during major financial events: