Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses how to find more people to network with on LinkedIn.
A lot of people take a lazy approach to searching LinkedIn by using the search box in the top of their profile page or homepage. Frankly, it’s a waste. Here’s why.
Instead of using that search box, I want you click on the word, “Advanced,” to the right of that box. You will be taken to a page that has advanced search features.
The default seems to be first and second level connections plus group members for groups that you are part of. Click the, “third and everyone else,” option.
You want to make sure your searching groups, you want to search by keyword… You can search by company, the school the person attended, you can search by location by using the function in the left-hand column, “lives in or near.” Within the US, you can narrow that to ZIP Code.
There are a lot of ways that you can target people using the advanced search features.
What language was the profile written in? It may seem idiotic to you but I will screen out the person from Burma.
Who they currently work for. Industry they are in. There are a whole host of functions that are far more useful if you try to reach out to people on the advanced search function of LinkedIn then there is on the standard search.
So don’t take the shortcut because you will be eliminating a lot of people who you could be networking with by doing so.
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