NEMO: Next career move prediction with contextual embedding

Liangyue Li, Jaewon Yang, How Jing, Qi He, Hanghang Tong, Bee Chung Chen

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34 Scopus citations


With increased globalization and labor mobility, human resource reallocation across firms, industries and regions has become the new norm in labor markets. The emergence of massive digital traces of such mobility offers a unique opportunity to understand labor mobility at an unprecedented scale and granularity. While most studies on labor mobility have largely focused on characterizing macro-level (e.g., region or company) or micro-level (e.g., employee) patterns, the problem of how to accurately predict an employee's next career move (which company with what job title) receives little attention. This paper presents the first study of large-scale experiments for predicting next career moves. We focus on two sources of predictive signals: profile context matching and career path mining and propose a contextual LSTM model, NEMO, to simultaneously capture signals from both sources by jointly learning latent representations for different types of entities (e.g., employees, skills, companies) that appear in different sources. In particular, NEMO generates the contextual representation by aggregating all the profile information and explores the dependencies in the career paths through the Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) networks. Extensive experiments on a large, real-world Linkedln dataset show that NEMO significantly outperforms strong baselines and also reveal interesting insights in micro-level labor mobility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication26th International World Wide Web Conference 2017, WWW 2017 Companion
PublisherInternational World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781450349147
StatePublished - 2019
Event26th International World Wide Web Conference, WWW 2017 Companion - Perth, Australia
Duration: Apr 3 2017Apr 7 2017

Publication series

Name26th International World Wide Web Conference 2017, WWW 2017 Companion


Other26th International World Wide Web Conference, WWW 2017 Companion


  • Career move
  • Contextual LSTM
  • Embedding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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