Can’t Hold LinkedIn Back
October 1, 2014
If you want to know what it’s like to work at LinkedIn, put on your headphones and rock out to “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton. Let me explain…
Today we unveiled our annual list of the top 10 startups Bay Area software engineers and IT pros want to work for. This year we decided to do something a little different: we asked honorees to each pick one song that best embodies what it’s like to work at their startups (click here to listen to the Summer mixtape).
And for good measure, we decided to include one song that best embodies what it’s like to work at LinkedIn. But it turned out to be a bit more of a challenge than we expected.
We were considering songs like “Connected” by Stereo MCs, “Start Me Up” by The Rolling Stones, and “Taking Care of Business” by Bachman Turner Overdrive. They’re all great songs, but they didn’t quite cut it lyrically. So we went back to the drawing board to brainstorm alternatives. We hit a wall, so to speak, and then had an epiphany -- the song’s lyrics aren’t important. What’s important is the way the song makes you feel.
That’s how we wound up choosing “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton. Its energy is contagious, and by the end of it, you’re convinced you can accomplish anything -- which is a lot like the feeling you get working at LinkedIn.
So there you have it. Check out “Can’t Hold Us” if you want to know what it’s like to work at LinkedIn. If you dig this song, check out our Career Page to browse job openings! And if you’re interested in learning more about the startups atop the Bay Area’s 10 Most InDemand Startups of 2014, check out their Career Pages as well: