LinkedIn recently revealed its 12 most popular stories of the year, which included articles from Inc., Fast Company, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and Entrepreneur, to name a few.
Yep, it really is the professional network.
The top 12 were:
1. The 8 Qualities of Remarkable Employees (Inc.)
2. What Successful People Do in the First Hour of Their Work Day (Fast Company)
3. Top Executive Recruiters Agree: There Are Only Three Key Job Interview Questions(Forbes)
4. The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time (Harvard Business Review)
5. What Recruiters Look at During the 6 Seconds They Spend on Your Resume (Business Insider)
6. Housing Crisis to End in 2012 as Banks Loosen Credit Standards (DS News)
7. Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs (The New York Times)
8. The Must-Have Job Skills of 2013 (The Wall Street Journal)
9. How Pinterest Is Becoming the Next Big Thing in Social Media (Entrepreneur)
10. Why You Shouldn’t Accept a Counteroffer (U.S. News & World Report, via Yahoo News)
11. How Great Leaders Inspire Action (TED)
12. New Job Seekers Getting Asked Facebook Passwords (AP, via Yahoo Finance)
“Professionals gobbled up advice on how to be more efficient, more productive, and, yes, even more ‘remarkable‘ in the eyes of their bosses,” said LinkedIn’s Chip Cutter. “The self-help craze reflects, on some level, the realities of the economy. With the unemployment rate at 7.7%, and the economic recovery uncertain, businesspeople are looking for any edge they can find in the workplace.”
It’s interesting to see how much more business-oriented the list is compared to other year-end round-ups we’ve seen from social media services and search engines.