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# LinkedIn

This month
May 2023
# tech layoffs
Microsoft-owned LinkedIn to cut over 700 jobs and close China app
LinkedIn was one of the few US technology companies to successfully operate a social media site in China, where the internet is heavily regulated.
All time
# career opportunities
LinkedIn announces 800 new jobs as part of expansion of Irish operation
The move will see the company’s Irish workforce expand by two thirds.
# Startups and tech
Irish LinkedIn rival Cohort is shutting down after failing to raise more money
The startup, founded by Eamon Leonard, was backed by some tech heavyweights.
# what not to do
5 things NOT to do on LinkedIn when you're looking for a new job
From what to avoid in your profile photo, to how not to ask for a job.
# endorse me
The 18 stages of having a browse on LinkedIn
It’s a whole different world on there.
# building and property
Take a guided tour of... LinkedIn's purpose-built Dublin office after months under wraps
The professional networking firm opens the doors to its new European HQ this week.
# building and property
Take a guided tour of... LinkedIn's purpose-built Dublin office after months under wraps
The professional networking firm opens the doors to its new European HQ today.
# Startups
After a year under wraps, an Irish startup backed by heavy-hitters is ready to unseat LinkedIn
Eamon Leonard has unveiled Cohort – an app that makes it easier to ask for a favour.
# Mulhuddart
Major jobs boost for Dublin as 700 new jobs announced in IT and manufacturing
Cork firm Voxpro, LinkedIn and West Pharmaceuticals have announced the roles.
# want
These are the top 10 skills in demand by Irish employers
Demand remains high for tech skills.
# new connection
Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for a staggering $26 billion
The deal will leave the professional network with its ‘distinctive brand and independence’.
# mega breach
Remember MySpace? If you joined it before, you will want to revisit it quickly
Over 360 million records have been said to be leaked, which would make it one of the biggest leaks of passwords ever.
# connecting
A top-flight coach found a new right-back using an online networking site
Alvaro Brachi joined Slovenian side NK Domzale last week.
# motivated and driven
The meaningless buzzwords you should stop using on your CV right away
Step away from the thesaurus.
# receptionist
People losing their sh*t over this sexist job description
“Female candidates preferred.”
# bad connections
The 5 big mistakes you should never make on LinkedIn
No duck-face selfies, please.
# fierce competition
Here's what graduates need to do to get a job*
*According to LinkedIn, anyway.
# let's connect
This is who you should (and shouldn't) accept on LinkedIn
It’s about quality, not quantity.
# synergise
The words we all use on our CVs (and shouldn't)
With these buzzwords you are really boring us…
# connecting
Agent uses Linkedin to find 'playmakers like Xavi or Kroos'
Richie O’dare is seeking a couple of players for a Spanish 3rd division side.
# working 9 to 5
Explainer: Why does Facebook want to build a new site to compete with LinkedIn?
They’re the same reasons why any company tries to expand into a new area.
# hard at work
Your employer could soon be encouraging you to check Facebook*
*as it’s working on a specialised site called ‘Facebook at Work’
# Jobs
This is the best way to answer when an interviewer says 'tell me about yourself'
Don’t ask them about where they went to school.
# busy bees
LinkedIn to build new headquarters in Dublin (and there's space for 1,200 employees)
The social network says it plans to double its Irish workforce.
# Settlement
LinkedIn agrees to pay employees €4.4 million over wage violations
The professional social network said it paid more than $3.3 million in overtime back wages and $2.5 million in damages to workers in California, Illinois, Nebraska and New York.
# Sneak Peak
LinkedIn clamps down on browser plug-in which reveals users' email
The site is issuing a cease and desist letter to Sell Hack, a browser plug-in which allows you to view an account’s email address, even if you’re not connected.
# Surveillance
Major tech companies ask US government to reform surveillance laws
The companies which include Facebook, Microsoft and Google are demanding the government to allow greater transparency and accountability when requesting public data.
# Social Media
Almost half of Twitter users in Ireland tweet once a fortnight
Facebook is the most popular social media site but Twitter and LinkedIn are slowly catching up.
# I guess this is growing up
7 things all recent graduates know to be true
So you’ve got a degree. Now what?
# Stats
Here's the most popular employer on LinkedIn in Ireland
LinkedIn has hit one million Irish users and to mark the occasion, the social network has released some interesting nuggets about its users…
Column: Do you 'compartmentalise' your life on social media?
Is Facebook for friends and Twitter for the truth? Molly Garboden writes about how showing different sides to yourself to different people is a trick as old as time.
How Facebook and other tech giants want to give the whole world internet access
Nokia, Ericsson, Samsung, Qualcomm, MediaTek and Opera are among the companies who want to help bring two-thirds of the world who don’t have internet access online.
# Social Media
LinkedIn reduces age limit from 18 to 13
The social networking site made the changes in its terms of service to attract younger users to its new university section.
# Social Networking
These graphs show you what social media sites Irish people are using
Over a third of the country don’t use social networking websites but the number of Facebook and Twitter users is on the rise.
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: Lego school, some baby-making lingerie and a very smart lock
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# bright spark
Waterford programmer Jordan Casey, 13, to address Californian conference
Casey is set to address over 4,000 delegates on the topic “Things I learned the hard way as a young CEO”.
# Careers
Meet the company which will only accept Twitter CVs
And it’s for applications for a six-figure job.
# Security
Irish businesses warned of 'significantly increased' IT security risks in 2013
Major security breaches at large international businesses such as Sony, LinkedIn, Global Payments and RSA are a warning to Irish businesses, says a leading security specialist.
# IT security
'Careless' employees more of an IT security risk than hackers - survey
A survey of nearly 300 IT professionals in Irish companies has identified their concerns about employees’ computer habits at work.
# bad buzz
15 words you must stop using in your LinkedIn profile
The 2012 list of overused, useless buzzwords on the careers networking site.